The year was 1949; it was the year Sunset Ridge was built. It also marked the end of a decade that was dominated by World War II. America was prospering and it was truly a time for celebration. Ella Fitzgerald, Jack Benny, Humphrey Bogart, and Katherine Hepburn were common household names.
Located in Alamo Heights, one of the original suburbs of San Antonio, residents of Sunset Ridge are surrounded by both mid-20th century architecture and modern comforts.
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Description: Sunset Ridge is a beautifully landscaped community, with style and history. During the renovation, care was taken to maintain the look and feel of the buildings, while updating the amenities. The original oak hardwood floors were refurbished and handcrafted ceramic tile adorns the bathroom and kitchen spaces. Light, airy rooms feature large, bright windows. While antique light fixtures were used in the dining rooms, the kitchens tout upscale appliances and the utility closets have space for a full-size washer and dryer.
Spacious lawns areas for outdoor play and barbecuing, enclosed carports, a lap-size swimming pool and adjacent wading pool, updated fitness center, and clubhouse are available to residents.
Location: 116 Vanderheck, San Antonio, Texas 78209
Sunset Ridge is only 10 minutes (6.82 miles) from downtown San Antonio, meaning just minutes from the Riverwalk entertainment district. Located in Alamo Heights, one of the original suburbs of San Antonio, the original developers nearly went bankrupt trying to develop the then remote area. Now, Alamo Heights is its own city with its own school district and zip code. The area harbors some of the city’s finest dining establishments and upscale shopping opportunities, and with good reason, as a huge portion of the city’s wealth resides in this neighborhood.
Size: 41 2-story buildings with a total of 324 1- and 2-bedroom units, ranging in size from 771sf to 1,024sf.
Project Team and Timeline:
Renovation by Simmons Vedder Partners
Architect – The Steinberg Design Collaborative, AIA
Acquired – September 2000
Renovation Start – Fall 2002 (executed in several phases to minimize inconvenience to residents)
Renovation Complete – March 2004