9716 Menchaca Rd Helotes, TX
$ 1,849,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#1542314
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyBEXAR
  • CityHelotes
  • Area1001
  • NeighborhoodGrey Forest
  • Zip78023
  • StyleOne Story,Split Level,Contemporary,Ranch,Historic
  • Year Built1890
  • Taxes$ 11164
  • Price$ 1,849,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage2270
  • Lot Size18.64 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Roy Horn at The Horn Company Residental
Data Source:
San Antonio (SABOR) - 136 - TX
Property Description

Own a piece of South Texas History. 18.64 acres with wildlife exemption at the southern entrance to historic Grey Forest just off of Scenic Loop Rd. and north of Helotes. The 1890 built home is secluded on top of a ridge and has a panoramic view looking over the valley. Studded with Oaks and Mountain Laurels. Includes two stone patios, one looking over the valley behind the home and another in front covered by a cathedral ceiling. Step back in time to the 1800's. The only settler with money, an attorney, agrees to drill a water well on this peninsula of land looking over the valley below. The other settlers below agree to maintain the windmill and distribution pipes for use of the water. That is the beginning of the Menchaca Valley area and the stonework that still exists today. The elevated water tank now has a poly type tank inside the old stone and the conical metal top will be re-installed. The road is named, of course, for original owners of many of these properties on Menchaca Rd. At the entrance you will turn in at stone walls framing a plasma cut iron gate. The home, a contemporary ranch with a hill country flair has been turned into a modern home inside while keeping many of the original materials and ambiance. You will find Mexico sourced Terrazzo, Porcelain Tile, and Carpet flooring. Custom Alderwood Cabinets with lighting under and within the Cabinets. All Stainless Steel kitchen. Granite countertops. Bathrooms featuring German plumbing fixtures, heated towel rack, porcelain tile, and Subway tile. The living room features a pine plank ceiling with the original massive stone fireplace. The home and outbuildings are all electric. The original walls are stucco over concrete block and the entire roof is standing-seam Galvalum (Corrosion resistant metal alloy.) All windows have been replaced over the last 2-3 years. The oversized garage and shop area will keep auto and motorcycle fans busy and is served with 3-Phase Electric. At the elevated water storage tank is a storage/pumphouse and small office. Property is under wildlife exemption. The Grey Forest area, an eclectic artsy community of generational homes and newcomers alike was used as a summer retreat in the 30's and 40's by San Antonians to escape the hot summers. The Grey Forest area is a transitional residential area where homes are being completely rehabbed or being torn down and replaced as Buyers come to the San Antonio Hill Country.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Helotes Elementary School Hector Garcia Middle School Oconnor High School
Price History
6/30/2021 Listed $2,200,000
8/14/2021 10% - $1,999,000
9/17/2021 8% - $1,849,000

General Features

Bathrooms 2
Builder Unknown
Class Single Residential
Construction Pre-Owned
Cooling One Central, One Window/Wall, Heat Pump
Elementary School Helotes
Heating Central, Heat Pump
High School Oconnor
Hoa Mandatory None
Home Faces North
Legal Description CB 4560 TR 14 ARB P-24 & W 98.
Listing Area 1001
Middle School Hector Garcia
Miscellaneous No City Tax
Neighborhood Amenities None
Potential Short Sale No
Proposed Terms Conventional, Cash
Roof Metal
School District Northside
Status Active
Style One Story, Split Level, Contemporary, Ranch, Historic/Older, Texas Hill Country
Subdivision Grey Forest
Taxes 11164.98
Type Single Family Detached
Year Built 1890

Interior Features

# of Fireplaces 1
Bedroom2 Width 12
Bedroom3 Length 12
Bedroom3 Width 11
Dining Room Length 28
Dining Room Width 14
Family Room Length 20
Flooring Carpeting, Ceramic Tile, Terrazzo
Full Baths 2
Heating Fuel Electric
Interior Features Two Living Area, Eat-In Kitchen, Two Eating Areas, Island Kitchen, Media Room, Shop, Sauna, Open Floor Plan, High Speed Internet, All Bedrooms Downstairs, Laundry in Closet, Laundry Main Level, Walk in Closets
Kitchen Length 28
Kitchen Width 11
Living Area 2270
Living Room Length 30
Living Room Width 13
Master Bath Shower Only, Double Vanity
Master Bath Length 12
Master Bath Width 10
Master Bed Length 19
Master Bed Width 12
Master Bedroom Walk-In Closet, Full Bath
Stories 1
Total Bedrooms 3
Window Coverings All Remain

Exterior Features

Exterior 4 Sides Masonry, Stone/Rock, Stucco
Exterior Features Patio Slab, Bar-B-Que Pit/Grill, Double Pane Windows, Storage Building/Shed, Mature Trees, Wire Fence, Workshop, Ranch Fence
Foundation Slab
Garage Parking Four or More Car Garage, Detached, Oversized
Inclusions Ceiling Fans, Washer Connection, Dryer Connection, Cook Top, Built-In Oven, Self-Cleaning Oven, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Disposal, Dishwasher, Ice Maker Connection, Water Softener (owned), Vent Fan
Lot Description County VIew, 15 Acres Plus, Hunting Permitted, Partially Wooded, Mature Trees (ext feat), Secluded, Sloping, Level
Lot Improvements Street Paved, Asphalt, County Road
Lot Size 18.64
Pool None
Pool (Y/N) No
Water/Sewer Private Well, Septic


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 78023

AVG $660K
AVG $9,104
AVG 118
Year Built
AVG 2003

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