October 15, 2021

A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale

Renowned architect Atlee B. Ayres designed some of San Antonio's most striking buildings, including the McNay Art Museum, Municipal Auditorium and the city's first skyscraper, the 30-story Smith-Young Tower.

When he wasn't designing landmarks, though, the late Ayres also dreamed up some of the city's most breathtaking homes during the 1920s — including a $4.4 million mansion that recently hit the market in Terrell Hills.

The neoclassical-style home's original owners constructed it for their daughter's wedding present, and Ayres modeled it after a Mississippi plantation, according to the listing agent. The family reportedly even transported in trees from Mississippi by train to add more greenery to the two-acre lot.

But the extravagance isn't all on the outside. The five-bedroom, 8,300-square foot home features sweeping 14-foot ceilings, a dramatic winding stairway and a large updated kitchen with pro-level appliances. Beyond those luxuries, there's even a wood-paneled study, a billiard room and a wet bar with plenty of room to belly up.

This home is listed by Jason Glast with Phyllis Browning Co.

All photos and listing info via Realtor.com.
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A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale
A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale
A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale
A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale
A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale
A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale
A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale
A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale
A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale
A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale