106 East Gramercy Place
Constructed in 1928 by builder Frank M. Edwards, 106 E. Gramercy is in the Tudor style. With a number of distinguishing features, most notable is the use of river rock on the lower floor with stucco and half-timbering above. It also boasts a three-story massive river rock chimney. Three terra cotta chimney pots adorn the roof. The pots originally served to add height and draft as well as to keep out soot from coal fireplaces. In keeping with the Manor style, the home has English inspired landscaping.
Mr. Edwards built the home for L.A. Casey. Mr. Casey was one of the two original developers of the Monte Vista subdivision. Casey resided in the home during the subdivision’s birth.
The home has the unique characteristic of a master suite with original fireplace and sleeping porch. A hallmark of San Antonio historic homes was the bedroom sleeping porch positioned to catch the Gulf of Mexico breeze. French doors lead to a Virginia-inspired garden and petite guest quarters decorated to mirror the main house. Now a rock-lined den, the original side porch is a highlight of the house.
- Year Built: 1928
- Home Style: Tudor Revival