The regionally evocative San Antonio estate of country crooner George Strait moved into contract and sold this winter, bringing to a close an epic poem of a country hit. The property had been on and off the market for about four years when it whistled its beguiling tune and likely charmed a new owner out of something in the neighborhood of $6.9 million, the last known listing price. No final price is available.
Designed by artist Bill Tull, a man who knows the Southwest intimately, the house is something of a regional travel-log. Inside and out, it packs in Pueblo/Adobe and Mission design elements for a Santa Fe living style that is extraordinarily escapist. Soft edges abound, kiva fireplaces are a frequent sight, and cracked vigas give the impression of the historic. Backlit wall niches, pine floors, and adobe contribute to the home’s considerable atmosphere.
The house sits on 12.2 alkaline acres, a broad privacy buffer that allows the outdoor living space full expression. Staircases, a covered porch, and a pool area with a separate spa complete a quick look at an extraordinary property.
Strait holds the record for most number-one albums and singles in the history of country music. He has the third most gold and platinum albums in the history of music, behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles. And he’s still rocking arenas, with several shows planned for the months ahead.