Villa Finale was on the biggest hidden surprises of my trip to San Antonio. From the outside, it looks like just another beautiful home in the Prince William area. But it was the home of Walter Mathis, an eccentric developer, who bought 14 homes in the Prince William are and was a major contributor to the revitalization of the area. During his life he collected all types of items such as pocket watches, musical instruments, and countless other things that he had on display in his home while he was alive. Practically every inch of his home has some type of object on display. This gentleman for the most part lived in a museum! Going here will not only give you the opportunity to view his wonderful collection, but you can also see what these wonderful homes look like on the inside. (Although it is not an architectural tour). The strange thing is that even thought this gentleman died relatively recently, (2005), The house’s décor is more like from the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. Everything in the house is just as it was the day he died. You can do a self guided tour during business hours, but you will only be able to see the first floor. To get the most out of it, take the guided tour which is given twice a day one at around 10am and the other at 2:30pm. Sarah, the tour guide is very knowledgeable. So if you are in San Antonio, don’t just keep walking past when you see this home. Go inside and enjoy!