Historical Texas Castle | Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
Historical Texas Castle
8full 2halfbaths
1acre lot

This is a rare and unique opportunity to purchase Texas’ most beautiful and historic castle-turned-boutique-hotel, once a private residence and currently used as a wedding and events venue. The limestone structure abides Richardson Romanesque Revival architecture, offering sixteen rooms and nine fireplaces throughout four stories, in addition to a brick carriage house with apartment living quarters. Situated on one lush, treed acre at the periphery of San Antonio’s ongoing rejuvenation near Broadway, it’s just over a half-mile to The Pearl and northeast of Downtown. The property was uniquely designed by renowned British architect Alfred Giles in 1894. The 9,000± square-foot structure sits among a list of rare historical buildings that come to life through Giles’s passion for European inspiration. Grand, elegant and inviting, patrons enjoy an affordable overnight stay in one of the hotel's 8 fully-accommodated rooms or book the one-bedroom carriage house apartment. Furnished with tasteful antiques and decor, the property comes ready for a turnkey change in ownership. Offering the opportunity to turn the first level of this enchanting property into a cafe or fine dining establishment, presenting multiple public spaces – foyer, grand hall, cozy inglenook, front parlor, library, music room, dining room and butler’s pantry with prep kitchen. These spaces would be perfect for​ breakfast, Sunday Jazz Brunch, or private parties, and the dining room is the ideal setting for memorable, elegant dining. The richness of the natural wood flooring, five-panel doors, trim and wood beams contrast and highlight themselves through the natural light of the large glass, transom windows, and French doors. These spaces have been the host for many wedding buffets and gala dinners over the past several years. As well, the oversized veranda patios adorned with wood beams and limestone balustrades, have served as dining and entertainment outdoor spaces. The property has been completely restored and repurposed back to its original splendor. The originality of the exquisite craftsmanship and detailed artistry of the oak wood inlay floors, hand-carved staircase railings, fretwork interlaced decorative wall designs, and coffered ceilings render a feeling of enchantment. The event venue has hosted up to 300 guests, who are allowed to have access to the restored public areas of the property, including a lush lawn for festivities, which is perfect for setting up tents, wedding altars, and tables for outdoor event dinners. ​Special attention was made to electrical use needs for hosting large events outdoors in order to accommodate lighting and sound throughout the exterior gathering areas and lawn. This robust example of urban revival in San Antonio is only steps away from popular coffee bars, boutique shops, and local restaurants. Enjoy the Riverwalk less than one mile down the road and only three miles to The Alamo.

  • Hospitality
  • Outdoor Activities
  • City Water
  • Courtyard
  • Carriage House
  • Central A/C
  • Fenced Yard
  • 4+ Fireplaces
  • Hardwood
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Smoke Detector
  • Window Treatments
  • Butlers Pantry

Julie Alexander

Kuper Sotheby's International Realty

950 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX 78208

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