Historic 1897 Wedding Gift in Manor Exudes Southern Charm

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This home in Manor, Texas, was a wedding present when it was built in 1897, and has been lovingly restored.

If you want 20 acres of woods to roam, but also like the idea of being close to Austin and civilization, this 1897 lovingly updated home in Manor, Texas, just might be the ticket.

Listing agent Jill Leberknight calls this home located at 19704 Hog Eye Road “The Grand Lady,” and it’s easy to see why this historical shelter has earned that moniker.

The Lady was a wedding gift — and no expense was spared. Rich, solid oak woodwork and custom-milled details stand out in this home.

“The home was a wedding gift to William Wallace Walton and his wife, from her father,” Leberknight said.

The hand-crafted stained glass windows, created more than 100 years ago, are opulent works of art.

“Its original style was that of a Victorian architecture,” Leberknight said. To celebrate the birth of their first son, the family redesigned the home to its current Colonial style.

The home was originally designed as a Victorian.

You have that redesign to thank for those two wraparound porches, too.

More recently, more than $215,000 in period-appropriate improvements were made to the home, which sits on a tree-lined and wooded lot along a publicly maintained road.

The home has plenty of room for family and friends, too, with five bedrooms, two and a half baths, and 5,152 square feet of space. It is priced at $1,112,500.

You can hear more about the home and the Walton family in Leberknight’s video showcasing the home.