Historic House Listings

Off market. McGown Ranch, Circa 1938. Five acres in Texas. Originally home of San Antonio Mayor. $699,000

April 9, 2019

The McGown Ranch was built in 1938. It is located on 5.21 acres in Boerne, Texas. It was built for then San Antonio Mayor, McGowen. It was designed to look like the San Antonio’s Governor’s Palace. It is much bigger than it looks from the exterior. Original 1930’s tiles and original old world Mexican doors. The walls of the home are one foot thick limestone. The home has two kiva style fireplaces. There are also two heart style rock fireplaces. The property has a horse ready 1950 barn. The home also has a two bedroom guest quarters not included in square footage. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,122 square feet. $699,000

From the Zillow listing:


Historic pueblo style all rock ranch house built in 1938 by then-San Antonio Mayor McGowen as a cattle ranch retreat, mimics the San Antonio’s Governor’s Palace. Unique 1930’s tiles abound throughout as do Old-World Mexican doors, high concrete-planked ceilings, one foot thick limestone walls, two Kiva-style rock fireplaces, tow hearth-styled rock fireplaces, along with two spacious and modern house additions. Completely Updated to 21st Century standards. House comes with 3-car carport, and much more.
What I love about this home
Hill Country views. Horse-ready with 1950 Barn. Old Mex-Tex historic ambiance. All-rock. The floors! New appliances. Near Guadalupe River. 10 minutes to downtown Boerne, 25 minutes to Rim/Shops at La Canterra, 45 minutes to River Walk, 35 minutes to Fredericksburg and Wine Country! GREAT LOCATION! Note: 2-bdrm with guest quarters.
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