Style and seclusion in a quiet neighborhood.
This 4,000-square-foot Italian-style villa resides in a quiet neighborhood populated with historic turn-of-the-20th-century homes. Surrounded by gardens, it was built in 1910 as the private residence of artist Mary Bonner, and has been completely redecorated with an extensive collection of antiques, new fabrics and furnishings. Unique items cement the elegant, exotic tone, from an 1860 Indonesian secretary to a dining table that once served at the British Embassy in Copenhagen. Guest rooms also showcase antiques --- even in the small Ancestors Room, which displays unique Chinese woodcarvings. Accommodations range from fancy to functional, but all embrace a sense of style and grace. The Bridal Suite, with its Battenburg lace curtains and Jacuzzi tub, is a favorite with couples. For the ultimate in privacy, The Studio (Mary Bonner's former art studio) stands as a separate stone building decorated in Southwestern style with hand-carved Mexican furniture. Of note are the property's 45-foot swimming pool and full rooftop patio overlooking downtown San Antonio.