Romance Week: Give Your Valentine a 9700 Square Foot Sanctuary on Five Acres, in Austin

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Casa Santuraio ext frontJust two days before Valentine’s Day, on February 12, Casa Santuario, a 9,700 square foot creature of retreat perfection in San Antonio’s Austin’s Tarrytown neighborhood, goes to auction without reserve.

That’s — yikes! — tomorrow! (Biting my red fingernails!)

That’s right, this carefully constructed, tough-as-the-Alamo, Spanish Colonial -style home will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Concierge Auctions, the folks who brought us closure to Champ d’Or — well,  past closure — as well as the M Mansion and the Preston Trails home of Lanny Wadkins —  are auctioning off this Hill Country beauty.

If you are thinking of a rare Valentine’s Gift this year, well, here is your one-in-a-lifetime chance.

Casa Santuraio loggia Casa Santuario LR Casa Santuraio DR Casa Santuraio masterCasa Santuario is situated on five rare acres at 2600 Kenmore Court in the Tarrytown neighborhood. Most Tarrytown homes are luxurious, but virtually none enjoy this sort of square footage or land grab. The home is a warm. loving retreat that was carefully planned and built by owner Kim Granger with love. The estate features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and three half-bathrooms. It has clear views of Lake Austin and the foothills of the Texas Hill Country. Really, you will think you’re in Napa. The huge lot size is a rarity in this neighborhood. Casa Santuario kitchen Casa Santuraio stairs Casa Santuraio library Casa Santurario ext rearThe home was designed by renowned Austin architect Paul Lamb , and was built in 2003. The estate had been on the market for $15 million. Austin residential real estate broker Jeannette Spinelli has the listing for the home, as does Dallas residential real estate broker Kyle Crews.

Why would anyone leave this work of art in Austin?

For love, of course.



Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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