Ivy Lane, Estate of the Day
It has some serious issues with carpet color but I like this San Antonio, Texas home because it looks like a real family home. The five-bedroom home was built 17 years ago by Texas architect Mac Chesney. It's got expansive covered outdoor living space that includes a full outdoor kitchen, wet bar, grill and fireplace. The family room and kitchen feature a vaulted peaked ceiling and plenty of space. The formal living room and dining room are a wee bit dated but I like the oak-paneled library, once you get rid of the carpeting.
I think this home could use a little modernizing. The fenced swimming pool doesn't have a pool house but the grounds are pre-wired so that a guest house or cabana can be added. Above the three-car garage there is a full kitchen and bath and it could be finished into a luxury guest suite. This home is listed at $4.5 million.
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Gallery: Ivy Lane