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$10 million River Oaks mansion built for Houston construction tycoon George R. Brown hits the market

River Oaks mansion built for George R. Brown listed for $10 million

Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, exterior
The River Oaks mansion built for Houston construction tycoon George R. Brown is on the market.    Courtesy of Trulia.com
Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, living room
In 1932, Brown and his wife had the home built on Inwood for less than what a kitchen remodel would cost today. Courtesy of Trulia.com
Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, kitchen
The original wide plank oak floors still remain. Courtesy of Trulia.com
Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, bedroom
The mansion has five bedrooms including a master bedroom with a wood-burning fireplace. Courtesy of Trulia.com
Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, dining room
Former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson stayed at the home during a visit. Courtesy of Trulia.com
Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, exterior
Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, living room
Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, kitchen
Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, bedroom
Houston, real estate, August 2017, George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion, 3363 Inwood Dr, dining room

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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