George Strait’s 7,925-sq-ft mansion in San Antonio, Texas is up for sale at $7.5 million.
George Strait’s career, spanning over 40 years, illustrates the meaning of standing the test of time. Performing honest, beautifully-crafted songs about country music’s tenet values, he remains firmly rooted as an emblem for traditional style fidelity over bending and swaying with trends.
Fans cherish his entire catalog of classics that are done with masterful ease and stay long in the listener’s memory.
Strait’s San Antonio home with 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms on a 12.2-acre property has been put on the market for $7.5 million. Its sculpted curves, airy archways, and textured adobe façade all pay homage to the area, with winsome and well-built touches like cylindrical log beams and organically-shaped adobe fireplaces.
A magnificent atrium-themed great room is flanked by split staircases and intricate herringbone wood ceilings. The tall arched adobe fireplace in the hall is trimmed in painted accents that evoke folksy embroidery. A towering kitchen skylight edged in contrasting exposed beams lets natural light pour in, with recessed lighting for an added glow.
A roomy kitchen island and counter space welcome cooking and entertaining, with lots of chunky wood cabinetry for storage.
The dining room adjoins with a living/sitting room in an open design highlighted by rustic log columns, and in a home with 14 fireplaces both of these rooms of course have one. Two arched doorways lead into the primary bedroom, ensconced in more herringbone wood ceiling solidified with log beams and a generous panel of windows looking out over the city.
The primary bathroom includes both a jet-lined bathtub and a separate walk-in shower as well as stained-glass flourishes. In the family room, a fireplace crackles from a corner opposite nearly an entire wall of wooden entertainment center cabinetry. Sturdy, handsome double wood doors lead into the gym, which boasts more exposed beams and sizable windows that look out onto the deck.
The spacious dance studio with an immense mirror covering one wall could have many uses.
The home’s second story offers an expansive deck with a sweeping view of the city. The bright white of the adobe façade and balcony paving is embellished with a diamond-checked pattern on the deck floor and echoed in the balcony railings.
The immense infinity pool takes on an ethereal yet natural look with an iridescent tiled floor. A spa is situated nearby, and a covered patio framed with pillars looks out onto this tranquil setting, which could be used as an outdoor kitchen or sheltered lounge area. Pool goers have adobe fireplaces to warm themselves outdoors also, and lights set into poolside stairways create a soothing ambiance.
The adjoining courtyard is shaded by a spreading tree in the center. For more outdoor recreation the property also offers its own basketball court. A rock garden in the side yard is nestled between paved walkways etched with the same diamond pattern and dotted with chunky pottery.
Guests can stay in their own private 1-bed, 1-bath guest cottage on the property, complete with its own sitting room and kitchenette.
The flow and flavor of the house stay connected with rugged exposed beams that adorn either white or carved wood ceilings, and panels of windows throughout the house have heavy wooden herringbone-designed shutters. Multiple chimneys accommodating the fireplaces within appear outwardly as stately, historic-looking turrets. Every feature of the property blends perfectly together to suit the setting and rich history of the area.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.