An Art Lovers Guide to Buying in San Antonio

Posted by Brian Enright on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 8:48am.

San Antonio is a town that has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. Whether it's a massive restoration and preservation projects like The Alamo or celebrating local figures in the art scene, the community values the cultivation of the arts. If you're an artist or an art lover looking to buy in San Antonio, look no further than Southtown, the city's vibrant and diverse center of arts and culture.

Southtown: Heart of the San Antonio Art Scene

In the Southtown Arts District you'll find galleries like Studio Fantomas, a large collection by local artist Alejandro Augustine Padilla, and performing arts venues like URBAN-15 but that is not all the neighborhood has to offer. Southtown residents also benefit form craft breweries, restaurants, and shopping. Since we love Southtown and thought you might too, here are our favorite buildings.

Steel House Lofts

The Steel House Lofts, were designed by famed architect Atlee B. Ayres in 1913 and originally housed the Peden Iron & Steel Company. In 2006 the building wast was converted from into residential lofts in 2006 and given its vibrant industrial red exterior. Recently, the building has added a uniquely memorable stained-glass-window-style water tower as an homage to the original water tower which fueled the factory. The residences inside are well appointed with soaring ceilings, industrial touches, and and benefit from a number of building amenities. 

Saint Benedict's Lofts

Saint Benedict's Lofts is a stylish building in the historic King William neighborhood. With a unique mid-century aesthetic and sitting on three acres of serene real estate, the Saint Benedict's Lofts offers a calm connection to nature to allow your artistic process to flourish.

These are two examples of exciting buildings in the neighborhood, but anywhere you live in Southtown is easily walkable to hiking and bike trails, farmer's markets, and the art fairs that characterize the neighborhood. Specifically, art lovers will appreciate the First Friday and Second Saturday events that happen monthly in Southtown. Want to live where it's all happening? Check out the index of San Antonio condos for sale for the latest information.


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