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Avid entertainers, meet your new dream home. This 2004 Parade of Homes participant—which has only had one owner since being built—has practically every extraordinary amenity that a host could dream of. It starts with a wet bar and huge custom kitchen, then continues with an extra-spacious, open family room and separate downstairs game room. There are three cozy fireplaces throughout the home, and stone elements add a touch of rustic elegance to the design. With the four bedrooms downstairs (each with its own ensuite bath), the home lives like a single-story. That's because upstairs is even more room for entertaining, with another game room equipped with a full bath and walk-in closet. The backyard oasis features not only a sparkling pool complete with built-in bar stools, but also a covered porch decked out with a fireplace and outdoor summer kitchen. A circular driveway can accommodate all your guests' cars, while your own get to live in an oversized, three-car garage.

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HERE'S HOW MUCH MONEY HOMEOWNERS SAVE OVER RENTERS IN SAN ANTONIO “ IN SA N A N TO N I O, HO M EOW N E RS S P E N D 1 2 . 3 % L ESS O N T H E I R M O N TH LY H OUS I N G T H A N R E N TE RS D O, R E P R ES E N T I N G ON E O F T H E B I G G EST GA PS I N T H E COU N T RY. " BY J O HN AT HA N S I LV E R

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e already know how many years it takes to save up a down payment for a home in San Antonio, but getting that money together equals even bigger savings down the road than previously thought.

Austin, however, has the smallest gap at 7.4%, with homeowners spending 19.2% of their income on a $1,230.13 mortgage, while renters pay 26.6% of their income.

A recent study by real estate site Zillow ran the numbers in 36 of the largest U.S. metros and compared how much Americans spend on rent compared to mortgage payments, and the news for Texas homeowners is especially good. In San Antonio, homeowners spend 12.3% less on their monthly housing than renters do, representing one of the biggest gaps in the country.

The country's biggest discrepancies can be found in New Orleans and Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which tied at a 16.9% gap. In the Miami area, homeowners spend 23.8% of their earnings on a $1,122.56 mortgage bill, while renters spend 40.7% of their income on rent. In New Orleans, paying the mortgage sets homeowners back only 15.8% of their income, compared to 32.7% of a renters.

According to Zillow, the median monthly mortgage bill (minus taxes and insurance) in San Antonio is only $766.37, which translates to a homeowner spending only 15.7% of their income on their home. Renters, however, shell out 28% of their income on rent.

Meanwhile, San Jose and San Francisco in California have gaps going in the opposite direction. Homeowners in San Jose spend 45.8% of their income on their $4,766.46 mortgage, while renters spend 34.2%—an 11.6% gap. And homeowners in San Francisco spend 41.6% of their income on a $3,741.22 mortgage bill, while renters spend 38.3%, for a difference of 3.3%.

In Houston, homeowners spend 14.8% of their income on an average mortgage payment of $814.05, compared to the residents who spend 28.7% of their earnings on rent — a difference of 13.9%. There's an 11.6% difference in Dallas-Fort Worth, where homeowners spend 16.4% of their income on an average mortgage of $965.74, compared to renters who sign away 28% of their income each month.

Now, the original intent of this Zillow study was to see what level of education is typically needed to afford owning a home in each market, but we found the mortgage and rent numbers way more interesting. But if you're still wondering, a high school diploma or GED is all that's needed in each Texas city.

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MANICURED PRIVATE 2.5 ACRE ESTATE

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4 BE DS // 4.1 BATHS // 4,229 S F // $ 9 69,0 0 0 2 2 8 85 C I E LO VISTA D RIVE , SAN ANTONI O, TE XAS 78255 Tranquil, private and manicured gated estate carved into the Texas hill country only minutes from interstate I-10. Architecturally pleasing, 3 cupolas, coolstone bands and columns, barrel concrete tile roof, vast concrete stained verandas, pool and outdoor kitchen in gazebo enhance the single-story home. Double arched iron doors lead to the open floor plan with polished marble and wood floors throughout. Coves, domes and beamed custom ceiling treatments embellish the living spaces. Entertainer's dream kitchen features Thermador appliances including side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, built-in coffee maker, large island, granite counters, custom cabinetry, and an inviting view of pool and backyard. Private master wing with fireplace and elegant bath, walk-in shower and separate walk-in closets; family room flows out to the spacious covered veranda and overlooks the lovely pool. En-suite baths for all four bedrooms and an elegant powder bathroom for guests.

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344 NORMANDY AVENUE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78209 3 BEDS // 3 BATHS 2 LIVING // 2 DINING 3,358 SF PRICE UPON REQUEST A M O D E RN M AST E RP I EC E I N AL AM O H E I GH TS A truly stunning modern masterpiece. This is one of the few updated contemporary homes in the Alamo Heights area. Enjoy the superb location close to shopping, dining and top-rated schools. Numerous updates including California closets, skylights, redesigned stairwell, electric gate to the garage, air conditioning unit, roof, and decking. It also has a charming casita that includes a bathroom that is perfect for guests.

218 BLUE BONNET BOULEVARD, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78209 4 BEDS // 3.1 BATHS 2 LIVING // OFFICE 3,370 SF $864,000 ST UN N I N G O P E N F LO O R P L AN I N AL AM O H E I GH TS Stunning open f loor plan with hardwood f looring, tile, and stained concrete. Enjoy custom cabinetry in the spacious kitchen along with a marble kitchen backsplash, Bosch appliances/Bertazzoni Stove, and Restoration Hardware knobs and pulls. Marble f looring in master bath exudes elegance and is the perfect complement to the first-f loor master bedroom and Redondo tile balcony. This home is newly landscaped with two living areas, and office, and large carport.

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STUNNINGLY UNIQUE HOME NEAR SOUTHTOWN

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3 B E DS // 2.3 BATH S // 2 L I VI NG AR E AS // 2,872 S F // $ 69 5,0 0 0 326 C L AY ST RE E T #201, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78204 Stunning home a few blocks from BlueStar within a close distance to King William, Southtown, The Fruteria restaurant, San Pedro Creek, Ruby City Museum and the best that San Antonio has to offer.

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SAVVY TEXAS DESIGNER SHARES 5 SIMPLE STEPS TO BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME BY HO LLY B E R E T TO

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hen it comes to figuring out personal style, savvy interior designer Oscar Zuniga takes a customized approach. He realizes that people want to update their spaces, without necessarily doing a huge overhaul. To help them, Zuniga likes to start in the closet. "If you show me your closet, I can see what styles you love," says Zuniga, of Houston-based Oscar Zuniga Interiors. "Maybe you love color or a certain look. People often dress like their homes." He wants his clients to feel comfortable in their living spaces — after all, a home should feel welcoming to its occupants. When it comes to quick updates on a home, Zuniga has a few tricks up his sleeve that he uses to bring out the personalities of his clients and create a unique space they'll love. A splash of color "Paint is the easiest, most practical, effective way to see change [in a space] right away," says the designer, who founded his firm four years ago. "But it's not just about painting the walls. You can paint the furniture. Once, I got this huge canvas for a client and painted it and set it against a wall with two chairs and a table in front of it." The latter option, he says, is a great idea for someone who may like a pop of color, but doesn't quite want to go all-in and paint four walls some wild blue or red. By changing out the color on a coffee table or a bookcase, he says, a room gets an instant upgrade and a fresh look. Spot painting like that also helps people see how they can gradually make other, larger changes to their homes. In the interim, it's a low-commitment way to give a space a fresher feel. A new shift When Zuniga meets with his clients, he likes to walk through their homes with them, not just walking into a room and standing in it, talking to them about the space, but following them on a mock daily routine. It helps him understand the way people use their homes, and knowing that kind of traffic flow can help home dwellers consider how if they're using the furniture in their rooms to maximum effect. "Not everyone likes the look of two couches facing each other," he says, noting that that look is often a design default. But moving on from those couches to another space in the same room — or out of it altogether gives the room a whole new feel. "You have to adjust things to how you live," he says. That means a pedestal table that's been hiding in an attic might now become a perfect accent piece in the corner of a room. Moving where the dressers are in the bedroom can create space and make the room flow better. Love your layers As with clothes, layering allows for easy updates to a home look. "To me, the idea of laying is to bring objects you love into the look of the room," he says. He might add a stack of a client's beloved books to a coffee table or put trinkets with special meaning next to a vase to create a multi-layered visual. Perhaps there's a chair in the corner of a room that gets layered by the addition of a throw or a pillow, and then the entire look of the corner is augmented by a screen or table with funky art pieces on it.

Or, a shelf can be put up that serves as the foundation for a series of family heirlooms and photos. "Sometimes, you just know that certain objects are attracted to each other," he says. "When you follow your gut, these kinds of favorite pieces find their right home." Let there be light Like layering, lighting make a room pop. And switching up the lighting game, Zuniga says, is a quick way to give a space a reboot. "Even just changing light bulbs from regular soft white to led lighting can make a brighter impact and a cooler feel to the room," he says. "You can also change the lamp shades in your living space to create a more eccentric feel." He also recommends adding additional upper or lower recess lighting to art pieces, which helps create a more uplifting feel to those pieces. Lamps can offer a pop of personality to a nightstand or a coffee table that overhead lighting might not. And lighting different parts of a room in different ways can also achieve a new look. Picture perfect "Art is definitely a way to express your style and personality and does well on any space vibe," says Zuniga. But that doesn't have to mean going out and buying an expensive painting. People can hang their own creations, he says, which gives an instant personal feel to a space. Clustering family photos or images of beloved places offers a focal point in a space and also showcases the homeowner's personality. "One way to create art on a budget is to buy fabric to add color and pattern to a room," he says. "Plus, varying the textures in a gallery wall will add interest and depth to the space." Zuniga understands that home is a personal space and a deeply individualized concept. "When your house doesn't feel like your home, call a professional," he says. "I had a client who had this beautiful home, by anyone's definition, but she felt no connection to the space. Once I understood who she was and what she wanted in a home, we were able to give her a look that was hers." Zuniga also understands that people may not have the vocabulary to say what they want in a space or what design trend speaks to them. Designers, he notes, can interpret the right ideas to give clients what they need. Most of all, he adds, updating a home's look doesn't have to mean gigantic changes. Sometimes, it's the smallest details and touches that have the biggest impact.

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28007 CASCABEL LANE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78260

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5 BEDS 4.1 BATHS 4,708 SF $610,000 T WO -STO RY B E AUT Y I N COV E T E D CO M AL SC H O O L D I ST RI CT This impressive Venado Creek estate rests on a meticulously manicured lawn tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. A beautiful melody of fine details and exquisite accents are brought to light with the expansive floor plan and high ceilings creating an inviting and elegant living space. No detail was left unfinished— between the stonework on the kitchen island, the wrought iron banisters, a coifed master bedroom ceiling, extending all the way out to the multi-level stained concrete patio—this home has everything to offer and only one thing missing, a new homeowner.

3607 HYLAND FROST, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78257 5 BEDS 4 BATHS 4,284 SF $685,000 B E AUT I F UL T WO STO RY O N A P RI VAT E ST RE E T Beautiful two-story family home sits on a very private street. Open concept with all the bells and whistles. Private study and exercise room. Secondary beds upstairs along with study area and huge family room. Your eyes are drawn when you walk into the house to the outside space through great sliding doors. Stamped concrete patio with fireplace and remote screens to keep the bugs at bay. Peaceful backyard has iron fencing that backs to community space that will connect to the San Antonio Trails. Super easy access to 1604!

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THIS SLEEPY SUBURB HAS TRANSFORMED INTO SAN ANTONIO'S NEWEST DINING DESTINATION BY ED MOND ORTI Z // OR I GI NA LLY SEEN ON CULTUR EMA P.CO M

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riving through Cibolo 20 years ago, a quick glance around would have shown

Visitors also have access to a rotating number of food trucks that park around the

a small but growing town northeast of San Antonio. At the time, Cibolo was

large backyard that can accommodate big casual crowds or events such as live

considered a bedroom community, with many residents having to drive to

music performances.

many of their favorite local restaurants and shops. The Old Main website keeps folks updated on what food trucks, drink specials, and As Cibolo continues to grow, with more residents and businesses driven by the

other activities they can expect to see. Want Old Main to yourself for a day? The

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and economic growth along I-35, so too does its

venue is available for private functions, from weddings to fundraisers. 110 N. Main St.

entertainment sector. Today, locals have quite a few homegrown dining and retail options, many of which can be found on old downtown's Main Street. And they’re all

Catalano’s Pizzeria

a short walk or bike ride from each other.

Catalano’s Pizzeria has been on Main Street longer than some of its neighboring businesses and has built up a nice following as a casual stop for budget-friendly,

Kindling Texas Kitchen

New York City-style pizzas and a variety of pasta dishes and sandwiches. They

Thanks to the tenacity of owners/chefs Gwyn and Justin Hammerson, Kindling

deliver food, too.

Texas survived the aftermath of a fire on its opening night last December. With its rustic interior, the restaurant adds an intimate dining experience in old downtown

However, the most raved-about menu items are the trio of calzones: a simple

Cibolo.

spinach and ricotta, a veggie version with tomatoes and mushrooms, and a meaty pie stuffed with ham and pepperoni. 102 N. Main St.

Located in a century-old craftsman home, Kindling Texas focuses on traditional regional cuisine, serving up dishes such as chile relleno, wild boar patty melt,

Harmon’s BBQ

blackened red fish, and tinned smoked oysters. Ingredients are sourced from Texas

Though Harmon's now a fixture in downtown Cibolo, owner Ray Harmon began his

farms, ranches, and the Gulf Coast and cooked over a wood-fired grill. The bar

culinary career barbecuing and selling meals from his truck roadside.

program rounds things out with Texas-inspired cocktails, and Texas craft beers and wines. 209 N. Main St.

The meats at Harmon’s are pit-smoked at the restaurant and are served by the plate and the pound. Enjoy the food at one of the picnic-style tables in a family-friendly,

1908 House of Wine and Ale

relaxed environment. (Strangely enough, like Kindling Texas, Harmon’s BBQ also

Fans of wine or craft beer will fit in right at home here. Like its neighbor Kindling

survived a fire to become one of the more popular barbecue joints in the area.) 102

Texas, 1908 fills a refurbished century-old house that was part of one of Cibolo’s

S. Main St.

original neighborhoods. Emily’s Place Coffee Shoppe 1908 offers an inviting, relaxing setting where visitors can enjoy themselves

Tucked away in a refurbished house in between Catalano’s and Harmon’s is Emily's

surrounded by a modern farmhouse vibe and ample seating inside and outside. The

Place. The former house had once been a bakery that the owners bought and spent

kitchen serves up a range of snacks and small plates, such as deviled eggs, fruit

two years renovating before it became the current coffee shop.

and cheese plates, and salami with fennel pollen and pink peppercorn, and artisan cheese sourced from Austin’s Antonelli’s Cheese Shop.

The interior truly feels like someone’s home, full of warmth and character along with a range of fresh pastries, coffees, specialty espresso, frappes, tea, smoothies, whole

And, ah yes, the beverages. Patrons can peruse more than 50 craft beers, including

cakes, and other cold and hot drinks. There are gluten-free options, too, and the

15 on tap, and 70 types of wines. Hosting live music, tastings, and other events, 1908

free Wi-Fi make Emily’s a cozy, quiet place to enjoy a good book, do some studying,

has become a destination for longtime residents and newcomers alike. 207 N. Main

hang with family or a friend, or just catch up on some work. 100 N. Main St.

St. Noble Lounge Old Main Ice House

Most of the time, Noble is an event center available for almost any group activity.

Located in a renovated 1920s building, two large garage doors give way to a

On Friday nights, however it’s the place to party. Noble offers an upscale lounge

spacious, open-air bar that features the traditional icehouse backdrop, complete

experience with various beers and spirits along with food trucks and a live DJ. There

with pool tables, arcade and lawn games, and covered patio. Bar offerings include

are drink specials and bottle service, as well as specially themed evenings. 203 S.

numerous craft beers in bottles, cans, and on tap.

Main St.

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1127 SOUTH PRESA STREET, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78210

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2 BEDS 2.1 BATHS 1,602 SF $499,000 UN I QUE H O M E I N D ES I RAB L E L AVACA N E I GH BO RH O O D This three-story home, designed by High Cotton Architects was featured in San Antonio's 2018 AIA Homes Tour. Located in the desired Southtown neighborhood, just minutes to trendy hot spots, this home features a full Italian Bertazzoni appliance package, hand-scraped birch f loors, and designer light fixtures. Find vaulted ceilings and minibars in the 3rd-f loor penthouse suite and many energy-efficient features such as spray foam insulation, a standing seam metal roof, electric car 240-volt connect, Low-E windows and the list goes on.

1542 NORTH ALAMO STREET #105, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78215 2 BEDS 2.1 BATHS 1,404 SF $459,000 T WO -STO RY CO N D O M I N I UM M I N UT ES F RO M P E ARL B REW E RY Pearl Brewery muses are just minutes away from this Casa Blanca Loft! This end unit is the largest unit and only two-story at Casa Blanca Lofts. Enjoy a garden view from either of the two balconies, off of the upstairs master or the lower level living space. The master is complete with an en-suite bathroom featuring a walk-in shower and double vanity. All stainless steel KitchenAid kitchen and designer light fixtures. Amenities include two reserved covered parking spots, a basement storage unit and a dipping pool.

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715 EAST CONTOUR DRIVE, OLMOS PARK, TX 78212 4 BEDS 5.2 BATHS 5,787 SF $4,000,000 T RAD I T I O N AL M AST E RP I EC E I N O L M OS PARK Magnificent is the only way to describe this oak-studded estate located on the most sought-after street in Olmos Park. Upon entering the front doors, experience the grand living spaces throughout that are highlighted with tall ceilings and immaculate details. Beyond the formal dining lies the spacious kitchen with chef-grade appliances with oversized island and bar. The estate features a downstairs master retreat with vaulted ceilings, dual bathrooms, and a vast walk-in closet. Entertainer’s dream with a 1,997± sf detached two-story guest house beyond the lush grounds with a pool and spa.

111 PASEO ENCINAL STREET, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78212 4 BEDS 6.1 BATHS 5,500 SF $2,850,000 O L M OS PARK GRAN D EUR Situated on an impeccably manicured .46 acre lot in the heart of Olmos Park, this one-of-a-kind property truly has it all. Built in 1929 and brought to new life, this resplendent Italian villa exudes sophistication. Timeless style and grace emanate throughout, from the custom Red Oak windows and doors to the expertly-crafted marble inlaid floors. The finest craftsmen were brought in to painstakingly create the unique styles of wood and plaster crown moldings. Custom doors lead you to the grand loggia overlooking the pool. A luxurious master retreat features dual baths and a brick patio that runs the width of the home overlooking the pool.

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434 KING WILLIAM STREET, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78204

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4 BEDS 3.2 BATHS 4,593 SF $1,550,000 GRAN D H I STO RI C ESTAT E I N T H E KI N G W I L L I AM D I ST RI CT Located in the heart of the King William Historic District, The Nix House is the first recorded Historic (LEED) Platinum-certified home in the state of Texas. The home offers 21st-century amenities and environmentally sustainable materials: Calacatta Borghini marble, burled inlaid woodwork, and 1899 details that compliment modern additions. A pool, bamboo f loors, Sub-Zero fridge, commercial Thermador stove/range, Control 4 Smart House system are just a few of the exceptional attributes of this home. Enjoy elegance in an urban neighborhood filled with restaurants, shops, and the San Antonio Riverwalk.

129 NEWBURY TERRACE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78209 5 BEDS 4.1 BATHS 3,421 SF $1,499,000 M O D E RN I ST H AC I E N DA I N T E RRE L L H I L LS A beautifully renovated, rare and colorful "Modernist Hacienda" on a quiet street and exclusive Terrell Hills address. This home is a real showstopper with Oak floors and Saltillo tiles throughout. Features include a spacious chef's kitchen with Dacor cooktop, two dishwashers, island, and double ovens. Custom lighting and tiles in a large great room open to a patio with a fountain, a manicured backyard with landscaped lighting, perfect for entertaining. A spacious 1st-floor master bedroom overlooks the pool and deck with outdoor shower. Guest room and bath on the 1st floor. The casita/office facing the pool with its own entrance has a half bath.

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HOUSE OF L PARTNERS WITH KUPER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY TO SHOWCASE WORLD-CLASS PROPERTIES AND ART "T HE EVE N T O CCURRE D AT T HE SOPHIST ICATED CONDO LOFT OF ART DE A LER CHRI STOP HER ERC K AN D H I S W I F E , GEO RGI A. T H E UN I T E NCO MPASS ES THE ENT IRE FIFT H FLOOR OF THE S I X-FLOOR CA MP STR EET R ES IDENCES. " BY N A N CY CO O K- M ONROE

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n a bright, shiny floored loft, contemporary art fairly popped off white walls as a bevy of smart, successful, chicly attired entrepreneurs and execs sipped cocktails in San Antonio’s uber-hip Southtown district one recent evening. DJ CRSTO’s throbbing rhythms added to the synergy between art, real estate and potential buyers of an exceptional space. The party was one of many “pop up” art events produced by experiential art purveyor House of L (HOL), a venture of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Associate Leslie Gossett and international art curator Lana Carlson. Billed as an “Immersive Art Experience,” the event occurred at the sophisticated condo loft of art dealer Christopher Erck and his wife, Georgia. The unit encompasses the entire fifth floor of the six-floor Camp Street Residences, 114 Camp Street, and is listed by Kuper Sotheby’s topproducing agent Binkan Cinaroglu. “Camp Street offers a chic lifestyle in San Antonio’s most vibrant location, appealing to art culture,” Cinaroglu said. “Through HOL I was able to bring the owners’ vision of a curated art event to reality. HOL and Camp Street Residences complement each other in a natural, organic way.” The Residences were the vision of late artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who developed them from an old candy factory. She also founded Artpace, an internationally recognized residency and exhibition program in San Antonio, and launched CHRISpark, a community garden memorializing her son across from the Residences. Ruby City, housing Pace’s personal collection, is located next door. Cinaroglu’s arty party became the talk of the industry in the weeks to follow. Prize-winning chef Jason Dady prepared appetizers such as pork belly covered in salted caramel and blue cotton candy, served on a skewer. Craft cocktails, fine wines and Topo Chico were perfect complements.

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Gordon Kavwin and girlfriend Philisa Giannukos emerged from the long cocktail line with mojitos in hand. Kavwin, who leads a tech start-up in Austin, said he loves HOL’s vision. “Their concept is great – why not merge beautiful art and beautiful properties?” he said. “Their events draw influencers and potential buyers into an experience they can imagine living in.” Throughout the party, Cinaroglu answered questions – the loft has 7,800 square feet, Camp Street Residences are full of adventurous people in business, law, and sports – as curator Lana Carlson gave informal art tours. A native of Russia who studied art at the Sorbonne in Paris, she was director and founder of the Modern Art Gallery in Paris and St. Petersburg, and produced the first-ever state museum exhibition of Rodin in Moscow and St. Petersburg. “Our model at HOL is to present established artists from around the world with younger, emerging artists whose work is just starting to enter collections,” she explained. “We have connections with galleries and artists all over the world.” The present collection included artists from China, Russia, Europe, and the United States whose names will be familiar to collectors: John Franzen, RETINA, Mr. Brainwash, Doro Hoffman and Ugo Nunis, whose work is influenced by video games, among others. The expressive work of Tyler Guinn, an emerging star from Austin, drew new fans. For those wanting to take part in HOL’s private art events, educational programs and conceptual art performances, memberships are offered at various levels including private curation and market data.


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1 A N D 2 - BE D RO O M F LO O R PL A N S RA N G IN G F RO M T H E $ 34 0S TO T H E $ 4 00S 210 W P E D E N SAN AN TO N I O, T E XAS 78204 Welcome to the Gallery Lofts, set in action-filled Southtown. Boutique condominium community of 27 lofts featuring polished concrete f loors, open f loor plan, LED lighting, premium quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, private covered balcony, sleek plumbing, and lighting fixtures. Community features include a relaxing pool and lounge area, fitness center, dog run, and secured parking. Conveniently located with easy access to highways and everything Downtown San Antonio has to offer. Completion October 2019. Visit galleryloftssa.com for more information.

134 WEST MISTLETOE AVENUE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78212 4 BEDS 4 BATHS 3,659 SF PRICE UPON REQUEST H I STO RI C C RAF TS M AN ST Y L E H O M E I N M O N T E V I STA Historic craftsman designed by noted architect Atlee B. Ayers in prominent Monte Vista perfectly blends amenities for today's lifestyle and while keeping the original architectural details that give this home character. Gorgeous pine f loors, stunning fireplace, coffered ceilings, stained glass and wavy glass windows, french doors, gourmet kitchen, high ceilings, Juliette balcony, Judges paneling, numerous patios, and spacious yard are just a few features to mention. Walk or bike to parks, shopping, and dining.

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