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Texas hilltop mansion owned by ‘King of Country’ George Strait hits the market for $7.5million

County music star George Strait has put his custom-built, hilltop Texas mansion up for sale for $7.5million.

The 12.2-acre home in San Antonio was built for the notoriously private star in the 1990s and took two years to finish.    

The three bed and six bath property was designed by sculptor-turned architect Bill Tull in the upmarket neighborhood of Dominion Country Club. 

It features stained-glass windows, hand-painted murals and 14 carved fireplaces, as well as stunning views of the surrounding valley. 

Strait, 68, rose to fame in the 1980s with hits like Fool Hearted Memory and Amarillo by Morning, and has sold more than 100million records world-wide. 

But the star is now moving because he wants ‘more space’ and to be in a more rural area, according to his realtor daughter-in-law Tamara Strait. 

Country music star George Strait, known as ‘the King of Country’, has put his mansion in San Antonio, Texas, on the market for $7.5million

It was custom-built in the 1990s by sculptor-turned architect Bill Tull with hilltop views

It was custom-built in the 1990s by sculptor-turned architect Bill Tull with hilltop views

The one-of-a-kind home, which dropped from $8.9million in 2019, features many custom elements including hand-painted tiles and shutters made of cactus

The one-of-a-kind home, which dropped from $8.9million in 2019, features many custom elements including hand-painted tiles and shutters made of cactus

The property features a gourmet kitchen in neutral colors and stone and wooden beams

The property features a gourmet kitchen in neutral colors and stone and wooden beams

The open plan home also features a formal dining room with a fire place moulded into the wall

The open plan home also features a formal dining room with a fire place moulded into the wall

The home has a comfy living room with views out into the private back yard

The home has a comfy living room with views out into the private back yard

There is extensive outdoor space including a private patio with an outdoor kitchen and grill

There is extensive outdoor space including a private patio with an outdoor kitchen and grill

Strait is said to be leaving his 'dream home' because he wants more space in a more remote location

Strait is said to be leaving his ‘dream home’ because he wants more space in a more remote location

‘He just wanted to move further out of the city. If he could pick that house up and move it, he would. It’s still his dream home’, she said.   

Tamara, of Strait Luxury and Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, told Realtor.com that the property is unique because architect Tull has now died.

She said: ‘It could never be recreated. There will never be a house like it.’

Some of the unusual features are the shutters made of cactus and the hand-painted tiles, as well as custom doorknobs. 

And there is also a giant ‘Fort Knox’ branded safe to keep valuables locked away.

George Straight, pictured onstage during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, has sold more than 100million records world-wide

George Straight, pictured onstage during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, has sold more than 100million records world-wide

Strait's house features a safe for valuables, nicknamed 'Fort Knox'

Strait’s house features a safe for valuables, nicknamed ‘Fort Knox’

The home features 14 fire places, many with hand-painted murals and tiles from architect Tull

The home features 14 fire places, many with hand-painted murals and tiles from architect Tull

The home has three beds and six baths, as well as a one-bed guesthouse nearby in the grounds

The home has three beds and six baths, as well as a one-bed guesthouse nearby in the grounds

One of the six baths, with a free-standing, ceramic tub, a fire-place and views across the valley

One of the six baths, with a free-standing, ceramic tub, a fire-place and views across the valley

The three bed, six bath, 7,925-square-foot main house also has a one-bedroom casita, or guesthouse. 

The home offers soaring views of the hillside and San Antonio, near the border with Mexico. 

The living room features two fire-places and a copper bar, before leading into a kitchen and formal dining room. 

In the yard there is an infinity pool and spa with mosaic tiles, as well as a patio with a built-in grill and kitchen with a sink, icemaker and fridge. 

The custom-built home, which took two years to complete, is in the upmarket Dominion neighborhood

The custom-built home, which took two years to complete, is in the upmarket Dominion neighborhood

It features extensive outdoor space that is sheltered from prying eyes and the hot Texas sun

It features extensive outdoor space that is sheltered from prying eyes and the hot Texas sun

The home features a lot of custom items like hand-painted tiles and murals as well as shutters made of cactus

The home features a lot of custom items like hand-painted tiles and murals as well as shutters made of cactus

The property sits high on a hilltop and features breath-taking views of the valley and San Antonio city

The property sits high on a hilltop and features breath-taking views of the valley and San Antonio city

The home has a sheltered infinity edge pool, with custom mosaic-tiles inside

The home has a sheltered infinity edge pool, with custom mosaic-tiles inside

At night the home over-looks the twinkling lights of San Antonio, Texas, near the border with Mexico

At night the home over-looks the twinkling lights of San Antonio, Texas, near the border with Mexico

The home also features a 'sports court' that can be used for tennis or basketball or other sporting activities

The home also features a ‘sports court’ that can be used for tennis or basketball or other sporting activities

Strait was born in 1952 in Poteet, Texas, and was signed to MCA Nashville in 1981 before releasing his hit debut album Strait Country.

A string of multi-platinum albums followed, and he was named Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year in both 1989 and 1990.

In 1986 Strait and his family were struck with tragedy when his 13-year-old daughter, Jenifer, was killed in an alcohol-related car accident.

In 2003 Strait received the National Medal of the Arts from President George W. Bush. 

In December last year Strait hit the headlines following a lawsuit that revealed he was paid $1.7million to play at Texas governor Greg Abbott’s re-election party in 2019. 

Abbott spent months fighting a press request under freedom of information laws that finally revealed how he spent a record-setting $5.3million, raised mostly from wealthy donors and corporate giants, as reported by ABC13.com. 


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