Welcome to "ShapeshifterS at Braeside", located just 2 blocks north of the "Hill Country Mile" in historic Boerne, Texas. ShapeshifterS is committed to bringing a truly different shopping experience to the hill country, capturing an Upcycled Lifestyle, creatively reconditioning old pieces, finding new uses for items from the past with a modern flair, and offering local art and wares from around Texas. Built in the late 1800's, Braeside is what remains of the Gilliat Ranch, once a sprawling homestead of one of the founding families in what was a starting point for the cattle drives on the infamous "Chisholm Trail".
Designated an historical building by the Boerne Historical Society, it was the final residence of Edith Agnes Gilliat and her husband Alfred Gray. Being one never to be idle, Edith directed all of her time and energy to her family and the community. Her library, the Edith Agnes Gilliat Library, was the very first in Boerne and you will see the vast number of shelves throughout the house where she displayed her years of collecting and binding books for the public to enjoy. An accomplished pianist, she
was the organist at St. Helena's Episcopal Church just down the street, and was a very active civic leader in the early days of Boerne. Her son, Al "Red" Gray, still owns the property and drops by occasionally. If you are fortunate enough to meet him, he will cheerfully spend some time with you, reminiscing his fond memories of growing up at Braeside. Come and experience first hand, the uniqueness that is ShapeshifterS and cherish a true piece of Texas Hill Country History!