Governor and First Lady Set to Move into $1 Million Home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN (AP) - Governor Rick Perry and wife will move out of the 150-year-old Governor's Mansion next month.

While the Governor's Mansion undergoes renovations, the Perrys will move into a three-story, limestone home with a heated pool, an outdoor cabana and a guest house.

The state will pay $9,900-a-month in rent for at least a year while the renovations are being done. The home is in a posh west Austin neighborhood.

The real estate listing said the house has five bedrooms and 6,386 square feet, but Perry spokesman Robert Black said the house has four bedrooms and 4,602 square feet.

Black said that the Perrys will move into the house by the first part of October.

Rent for the new residence is part of the estimated $10 million in renovation costs for the Governor's Mansion. Perry is required by law to live in Austin while governor.

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