June 24, 2022

This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale

A 1930 Alamo Heights house by famed architect Atlee B. Ayres has hit the market for the first time in 33 years.

Just a block from Central Market, the $1.9 million property, purchased by well-known investment executive Harry Flavin and wife Victoria in 1989, has stayed in the family and undergone significant remodeling.

Architect and builder Ayres designed many notable San Antonio-area houses in the early 1900s, including the estate later transformed into the McNay Art Museum. He also designed South Texas county courthouses, the Randolph Air Force Base administrative building nicknamed the “Taj Mahal” and Langner Hall at Texas Lutheran University.

Technically a one-story house, the Alamo Heights property's construction along a slope on Encino Avenue creates a balcony from the main floor, while a living area in the basement opens onto a lush, terraced backyard.

The four-bedroom dwelling has bathrooms aplenty with three full and two half baths, including one in the 213-square-foot detached casita next to the garage.

While the architectural integrity of the Ayres' creation has been preserved, the house has been outfitted with modern amenities including a kitchen with custom cabinetry, double ovens and double dishwashers. There's also a mini “hidden kitchen" with a coffee maker, microwave, steam oven and small refrigerator.

This home is listed by Judith Crawford with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.

All photos and listing info via Realtor.com.
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This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
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This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
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This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
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This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
Realtor.com
This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
Realtor.com
This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
Realtor.com
This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
Realtor.com
This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
Realtor.com
This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
Realtor.com
This San Antonio home built by the McNay Art Museum's famed architect is now for sale
Realtor.com