A 3,200 square foot San Antonio home with plenty of history — not to mention design features beyond eclecticism — is back on the market for $678,888 after an initial listing earlier this year of 750 $000.
The two-story dwelling’s stone exterior and Spanish-style roof are not unusual for the historic district of Monticello Park, where it is located. But the interior features an explosion of design touches from longtime owners that offer surprises around every corner.
While the house was built in 1938 for the Barshop family, best known for founding the La Quinta hotel chain, the interior was the favorite project of retired weather broadcaster Roy Galvan and the city’s communications manager. town of San Antonio, Di Galvan.
The pair started with an interesting canvas that included Spanish Eclectic, Art Moderne and Tudor Revival elements constructed by three separate builders, including developer Olmos Park. There’s even a story behind the terrazzo floors, which were designed by Alameda Theater architect N. Strauss Nayfach.
Noteworthy interior touches at the Galvans include mirrored mosaics in several rooms, an embedded knight’s crest and feathered helmet above the kitchen gas stove, and a backsplash with tiles fashioned from the maps of the Lottery.
It may be impossible to keep the lines of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” from settling in your head while sipping a drink in the house’s blue-lit ballroom. This is because the entire top of the bar is tiled to look like piano keys.
A lounge area with a balcony overlooks the backyard, which includes a fireplace and an expansive outdoor kitchen.
This home is listed by Alma Patricia Thomas with Keller Williams Heritage.
All photos and information on listing via Realtor.com.