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This San Antonio home comes with murals by an artist who did work at Centro de Artes and La Gloria 

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Artist and muralist Claudio Aguillon’s work graces chef Johnny Hernandez's La Gloria locations at The Pearl and San Antonio International Airport, along with Centro de Artes and numerous other area businesses.

Less known by the public are Aguillon’s private murals commissioned by the current owners of this Mediterranean-style home now for sale in Oak Hills.

When the 1970s house was undergoing updates in 2005, owners Tom and Carol Weiss discovered Aguillon through a mural he painted at a nearby restaurant on Fredericksburg Road.

“He came over and painted a huge mural by our pool,” said Tom Weiss of the portrayal of a hillside Mediterranean town sloping to the sea. “It’s whimsical and lively. Claudio incorporated the existing Saltillo tile surrounding the pool and brought it into the mural for an almost 3-D effect."

The Weisses' favorite touch is on the left where a cliff diver can be seen in the distance, mid-plunge. The courtyard pool and its mural can be seen from nearly every room in the four-bedroom house.

Aguillon's association with the family’s home continued over the next two years as he spiced up the thick, hand-troweled white walls by painting colorful plants around the fireplace, a Spanish courtyard scene in the breakfast area and a detail of fruits and vegetables high on a wall near the kitchen.

The three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath property is on the market for $539,000.

This home is listed by Dawn Willborn Murray with Essex Properties.

All photos and listing info via Realtor.com.
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