In a neighborhood of opulent mansions, a New England colonial is as special today as the day it was built for Houston construction tycoon George R. Brown. Now, the River Oaks estate at 3363 Inwood Drive can be yours for $10 million.
Houston's downtown convention center is named for the Brown family, the founders of Brown and Root, a major Texas engineering and construction company. George R. Brown was also involved in the creation of the Gulf Freeway and the Johnson Space Center.
In 1932, Brown and his wife had the house on Inwood built for less than what a kitchen remodel would cost today. Several original features of the manor, including wide plank oak floors designed by a partner of famed architect John Staub, still remain.
The mansion has five bedrooms. In the master bedroom you'll find a wood-burning fireplace, dressing area, and large closet. The late Lady Bird Johnson, former U.S. first lady, stayed in an upstairs guest room during a visit.
The home also boasts a sunroom, library, guest house, and pool house.
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