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A retired law-firm exec is selling this 104-year-old San Antonio home with a hidden second story 

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Stone-clad pillars front this Alamo Heights home that, at first glance, appears to be just another one-story Craftsman bungalow. However, the 104-year-old property actually spans 3,000 square feet with lots of room to hang out thanks to a discreet second story not readily apparent from the curb.

A sweeping flagstone walk leads to a broad and deep front porch, while the back gives way to multiple deck levels in this house being sold by now-retired law firm administrator Barclay Wong, who headed the business operations for a Who’s Who of San Antonio legal eagles.

The master bedroom is perched among the treetops and opens directly onto a network of decks that includes a covered stretch with a swing and a separate couch-equipped entertainment platform. The shade-dappled backyard covers a quarter acre.

While the kitchen and bathrooms of the $975,000 property are updated, the hardwood floors, restored windows and touches such as interior French doors serve as reminders of its 1917 pedigree.

This home is listed by Alison Barrow with Phyllis Browning Co.

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