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Former LBJ Texas Hill Country Ranch Now on the Market

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A Texas ranch which was once formerly owned by President Lyndon B. Johnson has hit the real estate market for $2.8 million. The home, which was owned by Italian artist Benini together with his wife Lorraine since 1999, was purchased by LBJ in 1963. Located at 377 Shiloh Road, it has been listed with DMTX Realty and is situated approximately an hour away from Austin and San Antonio.

Purchased a week into his presidency, the Texas Hill Country ranch is secluded yet close to Johnson City and was used as his private retreat from the White House. Though many changes have since been made to the home, it comes complete with the original bedroom and bathtub belonging to the late President.

This three-bedroom home has a separate one-bedroom cottage on the property, where LBJ’s secret service staff would stay. He sold the ranch in 1971 to owners Benini and his wife, who have not only done many upgrades to the home since it was owned by the late President, but they have also turned an existing hangar on the estate into a gallery together with an educational venue. Situated on 142 beautiful Texas acres, the main house sits on a hilltop with an elevation of over 1,800 feet, offering 360-degree views of the Hill Country. Although the artist and his wife no longer reside there, the home still contains a few of Benini’s art sculptures as well as a number of his other pieces. Not only is this home a wonderful part of Texas history, but it’s also an artistic paradise set in the Texas Hill Country.