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An exclusive tour inside Hobby Manor

“… This is a piece of history, said agent David Atkins with John Daugherty Real Estate.

The home which features its original slate roof, the governor s cherry-paneled library/office, a chef s kitchen, five bedrooms, a three-car garage and a governess suite, appears much as it did in 1929.  Sitting on a 31,000 square foot lot in the Braeswood subdivision in what at the time was the far southern edge of the city, Hobby Manor put the governor just four miles from his downtown office.  He liked to entertain. The house was made for entertaining, Atkins said.

The home, although updated with modern and ornate kitchens and bathrooms, still has many of its original lighting fixtures and the original wood floors.  To be able to say that you live in the Hobby Manor is pretty nostalgic, Atkins said.

That nostalgia also comes with a few surprises — the upstairs master bedroom has a combination safe hidden in the master closet. Atkins said the previous two owners have not been able to open it. No one knows the combination. If the next owner can open it, and if there is anything inside, the new owner can have that too….”

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