A 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL convertible parked in a temperature-controlled garage that doubles as a wine cellar is the superstar in marketing photos of a newly listed Western ranch-meets-antique chic estate in Shavano Park.
The five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath is on the market for $1.25 million, recently put up for sale by soon-to-be empty nesters eager to downsize, according to listing agent Bennett Kennedy of Phyllis Browning Co.
Neighboring the Inwood Trailhead of the Salado Creek trails, the two-story, stone-exterior property offers plentiful tree canopy and direct access to biking and walking areas shaded from the Texas sun.
“We describe it as Hill Country chic,” Kennedy said. “Everything that [the owners] did — even if it was a new element — they designed it to make it look like it's been there 100 years.”
Beyond the combination garage-wine cellar, the home's other unusual features include a locker room fit for a sports lover, an exterior brick fireplace, an outdoor zipline leading to a trampoline, a reclaimed wood-paneled restroom with a clawfoot soaking tub and a custom kitchen with buffalo nickels pressed into the countertops.
The home was completely renovated in 2013 by contractor Ray Cracknell, under the vision of the owners, according to Kennedy. The same owners designed the remodel and interiors themselves, the broker added.
Peter DeWitt served as the architect on a 2016 expansion that added 1,000 square feet to the house, upping its size to a total of nearly 4,600 square feet.
This home is listed by Bennett Kennedy
with Phyllis Browning Co.
All photos and listing info via Realtor.com.