Whatever the reason you’re here, whether you’re honest-to-goodness house hunting, you’ve always dreamed of lording over your own castle, you’re an old-school architecture fanatic, you’re searching for new images to tack to your dream home vision board, or you just need something to gawk at to pass the time cooped up indoors, enjoy a virtual tour of this kingly Texas home on the market.
By the numbers: 950 E Grayson St., San Antonio, TX 78208 | $7,000,000 | 9,089 square feet | 1894 (year built) | 9 bedrooms | 9 bathrooms | 9 fireplaces | 1 brick carriage house
Fellow Zillow-surfers, say hello to 950 E. Grayson St., a 19-century Texas castle known both as The Lambermont and Terrell Castle.
The stately structure is nestled on a shaded lot at the corner of East Grayson Street and Willow Street in San Antonio’s Government Hill Historic District, one of several prominent suburbs that developed during the city’s “Gilded Age”.
Edwin Holland Terrell, a San Antonio businessman, Republican party official and United States diplomat, commissioned the castle in 1894 following a stint serving as the United States minister to Belgium. Terrell had become fascinated by the French chateaus and Belgium castles he had seen whilst abroad.
Terrell named his manor “Lamberton” after an associate in Belgium, Baron Augusta Lambermont.