About John Hobe
John has built his business around restoring antique & fine furniture, building custom furniture and restoring homes for 40 years. He currently lives in his latest project with Margaret, his wife of 23 years, and their son Von (13) and daughter Annia (9). Their home is a 100-year-old stone manor on six acres that is on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 11 years that John and Margaret have lived at Milmoral, they have restored the main house, carriage house, greenhouse and gardens.
John’s hobbies are virtually indistinguishable from his profession. His practice of masonry, landscaping, cabinetry, and architectural restoration makes his work a labor of love. John’s team of talented and trustworthy trades people are always looking forward to the next project.
John attended Northern Highlands Regional High School where he was a member of the Honor Society, and President of the Student Council for two years. He was also active in sports and was captain of the baseball and football teams.
John attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School from 1967 to 1971. He also attended the Academy of Fine Arts in the 1980’s.
John had the benefit and honor of working with Johannes Noll for over 20 years with a free exchange of techniques and old world ways of restoring antiques and fine furniture. Hans was simply the most skilled and well trained furniture renaissance man of his generation. Hans and his wife Inga had their store and studio at 11th and Pine Streets in Philadelphia for many years.