San Antonio home comes with a subterranean surprise

Hill Country house has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 cavern

24811 Creek Loop with JB Goodwin's Lori Largen (Realtor, JB Goodwin)
24811 Creek Loop with JB Goodwin's Lori Largen (Realtor, JB Goodwin)

A San Antonio property with its own underground show cavern, complete with upgrades, is on the market for an asking price of $875,000.

The otherwise ordinary, 2,700-square-foot house at 24811 Creek Loop north of Alamo City is about 2 miles from Natural Bridge Caverns, a massive cave system that has been a tourist aracction since 1964. The 400-acre Natural Bridge Wildlife Park is also nearby.

The cavern at 24811 Creek Loop (Realtor)

The sellers have given their own cavern, presumably part of the same system as the larger, more famous one, a number of improvements to make it a sort of private showplace. They’ve invested $87,000 in “excavating, lighting, electricity” and improvements on the underground space, according to the listing.

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The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house is on 2.5 acres in the Seven Hills Ranch community and is surrounded by a 3,500-acre nature preserve.

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If sold for its asking price, the property would bring $319 per square foot. Its 2021 value was assessed at $502,000, according to county records. The median asking price in San Antonio was $320,000, or $170 per square foot in July.

The asking price for the cavern house was slashed by $75,000 last month. There is an offer pending on the property, according to Zillow. JB Goodwin’s Lori Largen is the listing agent.

Pricey ranches near San Antonio have been hitting the market with some regularity in 2022. In June, a 138-acre property with a 4,800-square-foot, Spanish Revival house was on offer for $21 million. The 300-acre Contigo Ranch was listed for $14 million in July