As anyone and everyone seeking a home knows, the ancient real estate adage is: “Location, location, location!” Even a home boasting the sparkling decadence of Versailles can be irreversibly dulled by sub-par surroundings, while a modest property is instantly elevated by stunning views and coveted acreage. Properties that offer both interior and exterior beauty are like rare, fine gems. Thankfully, San Antonio is no ordinary city, and the surrounding expanse of the Texas Hill Country offers plenty of private retreats.
Join us on a tour of several properties that utilize both gorgeous architecture and breathtaking views. These homes and their views have captured our attention: refined, curated dwellings in the midst of the untamed, wild Hill Country.
Located on the stunning acreage of Cordillera Ranch, this gorgeous custom home was built to showcase the Hill Country and all its beauty. Whether you’re unwinding in the stacked pool + spa or lounging on the balcony, the Texas sunset has never looked better.
This exquisite Hill Country ranch estate includes over 13,500 square feet of luxury living..including game rooms, a wine room, a two tiered waterfall pool, and a state-of-the-art A/V systems. But even still, the true crown gem of 5419 Ranger Creek Rd is the breathtaking panoramic view. Somehow, this estate manages to offer exclusively privacy and sweeping views of the the Hill Country.
A blend of Hill Country and Tuscan architecture, this private gated escape exudes Mediterranean charm...and its luxury features make it clear that this home was made for outdoor living. A sparkling pool, spa, summer kitchen, and covered outdoor living area allow you to fully enjoy the surrounding beauty from your very home (not to mention nearby the Guadalupe River and famed Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course allow you to experience the beauty firsthand).
A charming Spanish Hacienda, 9676 Canyon Mist lives up to its dreamy name. Besides a gorgeous open living concept with wood and stone finishes, this home takes full advantage of the natural scenery. Expansive windows and a covered patio invite you to take in all the views...which stretch beyond the adjacent creek and into the horizon. An additional 10 adjacent acres are available for your adventuring and viewing pleasure.
When it comes to sweeping views and private acreage, 5808 Bear Creek Ranch is truly the quintessential Hill Country paradise. Built on over 88 acres of curated land, this home offers everything from manicured yard space to a private waterfall grove (with viewing deck) to wide-open expanses of oaks, sycamore and cypress trees. Perched at the top, the home itself is positioned on limestone bluffs overlooking the river below.
6. 16 Pasadera
Perhaps no local area offers better views than Cordillera Ranch. Perched on a coveted location near the golf course (with 30-mile views extending to the horizon), this home boasts the welcoming arms of large, mature oaks trees, private entry, and weekend-retreat-style guest house. The kitchen, dining, and family rooms extend out to a fabulous 45-ft front porch with flagstone terrace, firepit, and enviable views.
While most of the homes we’ve listed have boasted unhindered natural views, 11 Hillington blends urban and Hill Country. Positioned above the expansive green space of Quarry Golf, the views capture the silhouetted Quarry Towers against the sunset. Extensive outdoor balconies, sun room, lush landscaping, pool, spa, covered patio, and porte-cochere allow you to fully enjoy and experience the sweeping landscape.
Labeled a “highly acclaimed contemporary architectural achievement”, 21625 Cielo Ridge Dr has been featured in multiple international publications for its unique layout, style, and design. Appropriately located within a vast hillside vista, this home utilizes the natural light and views with entire walls of glass. A graceful, sleek sense of style is achieved through the masterful fusion of natural and man-made materials: wood, stone, steel, glass.
Also located within the city limits, this home manages to capture one of the untouched groves of San Antonio’s landscape. As one of the most extensive lots in Champions Run, the overlooking porch and plateaued yard are perfect for entertaining guests or playing with children. The strategic position of the back porch ensures lovely morning sunlight and the opportunity for country stargazing in the city.
10. 23421 Edens Cyn
A contemporary masterpiece, this estate in the Canyons at Scenic Loop offers impeccable Hill Country views. Large windows and an open floorplan take full advantage of the area’s natural light, creating a crisp, fresh take on the Hill Country home. The expansive covered patio and deck allow for either outdoor entertainment or your own private enjoyment.
11. 8 Arnold Palmer
Appropriately labeled with “glorious views” and perched high above The Dominion, this contemporary masterpiece exudes a sleek, designer feel with wide-plank white oak floors and leathered granite countertops. Extraordinary outdoor living features include multiple covered patios, balconies, a celebrity-worthy waterfall pool with novelty features, and a private, spacious yard.