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Contemporary San Antonio estate in Terrell Hills is the pinnacle of luxury
One glance at this Terrell Hills home — in the notable Alamo Heights Independent School District — will put it on the top of your holiday wish list.
Listed for $9.5 million, 505 Ivy Ln. is a stunner. The ornate decor, intricate molding, and unique accents throughout the 12,761-square-foot home reminds us of a scene from The Nutcracker.
"Nestled in the heart of exclusive Terrell Hills and exquisitely designed by renown architect Roy Braswell, this contemporary French chateau is superlative in every aspect of luxury," says Phyllis Browning Co. agent Cheryl Aycock.
Enter through the gates and you're greeted by beautiful landscaping. Open the front glass doors, and absorb the beauty of the entryway adorned with stone-inlay floors imported from France and mirrored walls from floor to ceiling.
The house in its entirety is spectacular, but the details — such as the built-in shelving and cabinetry, eight wood-burning fireplaces, Texas Leuders limestone stairway, and self-irrigation water system that uses rainwater to maintain the serene landscape — are what make 505 Ivy Ln. so special.
"Only 8 years old, the property is a living museum incorporating 300-year-old wood and marble floors reclaimed from a French abbey; plus European antique chandeliers, doors, and fireplace mantels complete the enduring design," Aycock adds.
There are six bedrooms; six full bathrooms; and a two-story guest house with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living area with fireplace.
The kitchen has a large island and luxurious Clive Christian cabinetry with Guerin hardware. Off to the side, there's a full chef's kitchen with a private service entry.
One of our favorite parts of the house is the study area and game room large enough for a full-sized pool table. That, and the backyard, which has an exquisite reflecting pool accented by lush greenery, a two-story greenhouse, and ample space for outdoor dining.
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