This San Antonio home for sale was designed by the McNay’s architect for a famed rancher – San Antonio Current

D.K. Furnish made his mark on the Southwest as a rancher before settling into city life in San Antonio after three decades in the business. The legendary cattle baron’s Monte Vista home, built in 1904 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, went on the market last week for $1.5 million.

The two-story property was designed by famed architect Atlee B. Ayers, a one-time State Architect of Texas. In addition to designing courthouses around the state, Ayers was architect for the San Antonio mansion eventually transformed into the McNay Art Museum.

Furnish’s former Monte Vista home includes sprawling wraparound porches on two levels and prominent columns embellished with classical filigree. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house also includes two living areas and a breathtaking 24-foot-by-17-foot dining room. A two-bedroom carriage house — an ornate structure in its own right — opens onto the pool and hot tub.

The main home’s third story, which once served as a ballroom, is now a flexible space that can be converted into additional bedrooms or an office and billiards space, according to its property listing.

This home is listed by Diana Gonzalez with Crown Realty Holdings.

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