Note: Story updated again below.
Cribbing from Ellen Beasley and Stephen Fox’s Galveston Architecture Guidebook, Modern architecture fan Ben Hill writes in to tell us that “one of the most important houses in this part of Texas,” was recently put up for sale:
This is the only house in the greater Houston area designed by E. Stewart Williams of Palm Springs, CA. Williams designed Sinatra’s house there, and this house was built for Sam Maceo, owner of the Balinese Room in Galveston.
The home fits into two curvy streets at the center of Cedar Lawn. Its uh, “nightclub” pedigree is maintained by a circular drive with a low-slung porte-cochere in front and the swanky pool in back. And in between?
Just a little of this:
The place is big enough for a few after-party guests too: 8-11 bedrooms, 9 full- and 2 half-baths, all in 6,384 sq. ft. The lot is a little larger than an acre. Asking price is $1.35 million.
Second update, 9/10: And more from Sam Maceo’s son.