Best Kept Secret

You know what they say in real estate…Location, location, Vacation!

Ssshhhhhh!  – 250 Laurel Heights is so exclusive, it’s not even listed on MLS. We’re not ones to repeat gossip, so listen close the first time!

Luxury Real Estate Services marketing genius Lauren Keller invited us to a special showing of this over-the-top, under-the-radar, above-and-beyond, insider-secret, outdoor paradise.

This fabulous setting was the perfect backdrop for portrait photographer Robert Shaw to create professional headshots for all of the guests. Can’t wait to show you ours – not sure you will still recognize us after he works his magic!

Visionary homeowners Travis Capps and Lee Anthony took this 1927 gem and polished it into a rare diamond. The dining room went from beautiful…

…to STUNNING, with a wall of steel-framed windows and a treble of smokey sage crystal chandeliers!

Ornately carved beams that graced the entry…

…were given a crisp coat of white paint for a brighter, more contemporary vibe. Newly installed Brazilian pecan hardwood floors bring an exotic richness.

A screened porch became the sitting area for the master suite, and OMG you should see the closet!

Realtor Liz Braden took the time to give us the VIP tour and share the details of the extensive renovations, and of course Bridgette wanted to be in the pic with us.

Love the Merola tile sweeping across the floor and all the way up the wall in this guest bath.

Be on the watch out for our 2018 Design Trends coming soon.  We will let you in on another secret and share 3 of the trends here!  Hand-crafted texture, houseplants, and global influences are big this year. Travis and Lee are spot-on designers, so naturally, they incorporated these trends into their look, with tassels from Italy and planters from Argentina.

Collectors of exquisite contemporary art, even their doggie gates are masterpieces, with a nod to San Antonio’s papel picado obsession.

The basement features a hip wine cellar, and is home to Lee’s exclusive boutique hair salon, which could also function beautifully as a private guest suite.

My favorite spot is the Mediterranean dining room nestled in a grove of orange trees. And, oh by the way, all of the fabulous Restoration Hardware patio furniture conveys with the property.

Why would you ever want to leave home? But if you did, you are only a few steps from historic Landa Library…Just minutes from the Pearl, San Antonio Zoo, Witte Museum, and Brackenridge Park.

Listing Agents Liz Braden and Paulette Jemal are the perfect blend for high end Sellers, offering Luxury Boutique Concierge services that go above and beyond, conceptualizing events and maximizing Paulette’s strong marketing/advertising expertise. They stress the importance of staging, high quality photography, and beautiful copywriting which captures the essence of the home.

For a private tour of “La Tenuta di Laurel Heights”, contact Liz Blue Braden 210-219-5324 or Paulette Jemal 210-421-9102.

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