Posted on March 06, 2017
Labeled an "architectural masterpiece" and a jewel of the ornate King William neighborhood is one of the freshest homes available on the local real estate market.
The home at 425 King William St. is known as "The Kalteyer House," and is one that many Fiesta-goers have stood before during King William Fair celebrations.
For $2.7 million, you can call it home.
Built in the 1890s, the stately manor is described as boasting "a level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that is rarely achieved," according to local residential real estate company Phyllis Browning Co.
James Riely Gordon, the acclaimed architect who built the Bexar County Courthouse, designed the 6,457-square-foot home, the listing explained. Gordon may have worked on the two structures simultaneously — the home was completed in 1892 and the architect broke ground on the courthouse in 1891 — according to the listing and online records.
Architectural similarities are clearly visible in the home's "Richardsonian Romanesque-style," exterior, clay barrel tile roof and conical towers, much like the courthouse in downtown.
Three stories house seven fireplaces, six bedrooms , 3 1/2 baths and a vestibule adorned with stained glass make up the "unmatched interior." The top floor sets the scene for "soirees, celebrations and times of leisure," the listing described.
Agent Kristin Kellum listed the home's private access to the San Antonio River as its "defining aspect."
Past ownership adds another page of history to the property. Ed Seeling, who once owned Austin's famous Driskill Hotel, bought 425 King William from the Kalteyer family in 1907. He paid for the home with the $100,000 he collected from selling the historic hotel, according to the King William Association.
He continued his real estate ventures in San Antonio with work in the Woodlawn Lake area's Parkview Estates while living in the King William house. His daughter Ciara and her husband J.E. Lowery lived in the home until 1942. Seeling Park was later named in honor of the family, the association's history said.
Read the original article by Madalyn Mendoza on MySA.com here.