The Elevator House update by Dave Bollinger
I am sure everyone who drives or walks up the hill on Seven Winds from Fairway Bridge knows of the “Elevator House”. This is the large unfinished, never sold, monstrosity that sits on the hill overlooking downtown San Antonio. The builder went bankrupt and a bank now owns it. It got this name because, before the absurd porch, steps and token driveway were built; someone with a great sense of humor drew an outline of an elevator on the south foundation facing Seven Winds. At the time, an elevator did seem to be the only reasonable access to the front door. This south side really is the front of the house and the street address actually is on Seven Winds. The road behind the house, which is not even a named street but an alley (according to the site map), takes you to where the ‘real’ driveway and garage are. I said ‘real’ driveway because the new token driveway that is in front of the house is only accessible by off road, high clearance vehicles and mountain goats and doesn’t even take you to the garage. I am pretty sure that the bank assigned one of its tellers the additional task of supervising the completion of this house….in their spare time….with no extra pay.
Anyway, you know which house I mean. Well the real purpose of this article is to inform you of the most recent events involving the “Elevator House”. It seems that a runaway juvenile had been hiding out in the house for a while. He, along with several other kids, vandalized the inside of the house causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. The police were called and several arrests have been made. The owner (the bank) determined that there was so much damage, that they would prosecute the kids involved.
The preliminary report indicated that the runaway juvenile was from a neighboring subdivision. The other kids who were involved live in Mountain Lodge.
As you have heard in the past and as we have posted on the website (with pictures) we are having a rash of vandalism in the community. In the past this was primarily at the pools, but now it has spread out and become even more serious. As homeowners, this destruction of property eventually costs us all money and lowers our property values. I am asking that ALL residents be vigilant, watch for unusual activity and if you see anything going on like this please call the sheriff and inform APMI, our Management Company.
Sheriff (non emergency)
Asset Property Management, Inc.
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