ocated in the heart of the King William Historic District in San Antonio, the Italianate mansion was built in 1876. In 1967, in the midst of a neighborhood decline, Mathis purchased the home, restored it, and went on to restore up to 14 properties in King William thereby providing the catalyst to the district’s revitalization. Villa Finale is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Villa Finale was the last home of civic leader and historic preservationist, Walter Nold Mathis. The beautiful home and gardens are enhanced by the extensive collections of Mathis, which include more than 12,500 distinctive examples of decorative arts and furniture. These include 19th and 20th century antiques, silver, ceramics, fine art, books and Napoleona.
Located along the edge of San Antonio’s famous River Walk, Villa Finale’s gardens are a classic example of Southern gardens. Villa Finale welcomes all visitors to explore its gardens daily, free of charge.