A $4.4 million San Antonio mansion designed by the McNay Art Museum's architect is now for sale 

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Renowned architect Atlee B. Ayres designed some of San Antonio's most striking buildings, including the McNay Art Museum, Municipal Auditorium and the city's first skyscraper, the 30-story Smith-Young Tower.

When he wasn't designing landmarks, though, the late Ayres also dreamed up some of the city's most breathtaking homes during the 1920s — including a $4.4 million mansion that recently hit the market in Terrell Hills.

The neoclassical-style home's original owners constructed it for their daughter's wedding present, and Ayres modeled it after a Mississippi plantation, according to the listing agent. The family reportedly even transported in trees from Mississippi by train to add more greenery to the two-acre lot.

But the extravagance isn't all on the outside. The five-bedroom, 8,300-square foot home features sweeping 14-foot ceilings, a dramatic winding stairway and a large updated kitchen with pro-level appliances. Beyond those luxuries, there's even a wood-paneled study, a billiard room and a wet bar with plenty of room to belly up.

This home is listed by Jason Glast with Phyllis Browning Co.

All photos and listing info via Realtor.com.
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