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Where you live speaks to who you are. And just like you, every place has its own unique story. In San Antonio, a city filled with culture, you can find something interesting almost anywhere you look. One building in particular has a rich history that speaks volumes: King William Lofts.

Located in San Antonio’s King William Historic District, King William Lofts are the definition of modern living. Offering contemporary lofts at the heart of a historic and lively neighborhood, King William Lofts is a rare example of the possibilities when a developer and architect reimagine and repurpose a space. Right now, there are two units newly available for someone who wants a uniquely beautiful living experience.

In the late ’90s, some developers had a dream: create the first industrialized living spaces in San Antonio. The property that would eventually become the King William Lofts is located at 212 Madison, where the property’s two warehouse buildings date all the way back to the 1920s.

In 1921, Lawrence M. Samuels owned the Art Glass Company, located at 308 S. Alamo St. That year, he purchased a number of lots further down South Alamo Street, and by 1926 the Samuels Glass Company had relocated to his new property.

After 1926, this real estate exchanged hands and went through a number of phases, including a plastic factory in the late 1960s, but it was eventually bought by local developers, who realized the location’s potential to become high-end lofts in downtown San Antonio.

To bring their vision to life, they partnered with local architect Jim Poteet, who from the outset wanted to maintain the integrity and character of the building while reshaping it into luxury living spaces. He worked within the existing scale of the building, keeping the feel of the former-factory interiors with exposed beams, brick walls, and steel windows, but also added full-length dormers to bring more light into upstairs rooms. Additionally, he created balconies for the apartments so residents could interact with the city.

Right now, Unit 1 and Unit 4 are both available at King William Lofts. Unit 1 is a 4,000-square-foot, 2 bedroom 4 bathroom luxury condominium with three levels. The unit has a spacious living room, a recreation room with a wet bar, and a patio adjacent to a tree-shaded yard. It also has an open kitchen, a study, and full-sized bathrooms on every floor.

Unit 4 is more than 2,500 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This three-story unit is tasteful and gorgeous, with a private deck and green space available only to owners. The natural lighting, interior design, and feel of the space set these units apart from anything else in the area.

Coupled with the units’ unrivaled beauty is the King William Lofts’ location. The lofts are in the midst of the Victorian-inspired King William Historic District, a neighborhood filled with charm and beauty that’s been deemed a Cultural Arts District by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

From King William Lofts, you can easily walk in any direction and find what you’re looking for. San Antonio’s famous River Walk is only a few blocks away, offering miles of trails if you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or wanting to exercise. Down the street is the relaxing and welcoming Hemisfair, which has a top-notch playground, the Tower of the Americas, and hosts numerous events throughout the year.

For dining and nightlife, you can find many of San Antonio’s top restaurants and bars only a few steps away, and King William Lofts is just down the street from the Blue Star Arts Complex that has well-known restaurants, art galleries, and hosts San Antonio’s First Friday – a free, public event that celebrates local art and music across multiple venues. Additionally, the luxurious South Flores H-E-B is just a few blocks away for your upscale grocery needs. If you want convenience, liveliness, and beauty, there’s nowhere to live quite like King William.

The best home is one that represents you and your lifestyle. King William Lofts are unique, modern luxury apartments with a rich history in a lively location. Photos and more information on the available units at King William Lofts can be found here. For questions or inquiries, please contact Debra Maltz by phone at (210)-639-3272 or by email at debra@centroproperties.net.

Debra Maltz

Real estate specialist, Debra Maltz, is committed to providing outstanding service and exceptional results. With a passion for the growth of this great city and especially the revitalization of downtown,...