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Unique Texas Mansion up for Grabs is Unlike Any We've Ever Seen

If you want your home to make a statement, there's currently a fabulous option for sale in San Antonio. The massive 6,500 sq. ft. home has dominated the skyline overlooking the Olmos Dam for three decades. Now, the Alamo Heights mansion is back on the market for $4.9 million.

While the mansion only has three bedrooms and 4.5 baths, it has plenty of other amenities to keep you busy. For example, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer fabulous views of the neighboring landscape and the dam.



Throughout the home, there are also a great number of arches, columns, vaulted-ceilings and stone staircases that are just breathtaking. The living area also features a bold design and an enormous dual-sided fireplace that separates the room. To quickly travel through the home, you can take advantage of the two elevators.


A master getaway suite is also available, which features a luxury bathroom, huge master bedroom and to-die-for views.


When it comes to entertaining, whoever buys this home will have plenty of room for that. It offers a massive chef's kitchen, a wine room and wrap-around patios on every floor. Guests who visited the home in the past include celebrities, world leaders and even politicians, like Barbara Bush. Mitt Romney also held a book signing in the home some years back.


Originally, the San Antonio mansion belonged to Joe and Joci Straus, who are local philanthropists. Joe is the co-founder of Retama Park. The couple lived in the home for 26 years before deciding to put it on the market. A dentist decided to buy the home at the time but is now selling the beautiful mansion.

The real estate agent responsible for the home's listing says that this home is one of the most unique homes in all of San Antonio. Not only do you get the benefit of a unique abode, but you can enjoy the rich history it has as well. Perhaps in the future, this beauty will once again host some of the rich and famous parties it was prone to in the past.

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