George Strait’s mansion in San Antonio
Country music legend George Strait has reduced the price on his custom-built home in San Antonio. He is selling the Santa Fe-style mansion in the Alamo City for $7.5 million. The estate on a 12.2-acre hilltop first appeared on the market in 2019 for $8.9 million.
Strait, who is considered the king of country music, and his wife, Norma, bought the land in the upscale Dominion Country Club neighborhood of San Antonio in the mid-1990s. Architect Bill Tull took a few design cues from his surroundings to capture the spirit of the American West when building the sprawling home.
Tull moved his staff to San Antonio where they resided over the course of two years while the home was under construction. The 7,925-square-foot mansion, with its scenic views, has 14 hand-sculpted fireplaces, four bedrooms and seven baths. The main residence consists of three bedrooms and six bathrooms plus a fully self-contained casita with one bedroom and bath, living room and kitchenette.
Each bedroom in the main house is en suite with its own fireplace, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. The primary suite has separate his-and-hers bathrooms and closets and two fireplaces. There is also a chef’s kitchen, gym with separate bath and sauna and multiple venues for dining and entertaining large groups, both inside and outside on paved terraces.
The home went off the market last year after a hailstorm forced the owners to redo the exterior. It is now updated with a new roof and windows.
Stunning views of the Texas Hill Country
Views over San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country from the infinity-edged, glass-tile pool and spa capture the sunset and twinkling lights below. The home has undergone almost a complete update since 2020. Skillful design features include stained-glass windows, artist murals, earthy saguaro cactus rib shutters and walls of imported adobe.
“Now’s a better opportunity than ever,” listing agent Tamara Strait with Phyllis Browning Company told realtor.com. “Inventory is at an all-time low, and this house is spectacular. To have the acreage, the privacy and the views of downtown San Antonio, it’s really hard to come by.”
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