For many years until her passing this January, this Woodway penthouse was the home of Ann Sakowitz, known locally as a patron of the arts and matriarch of the last link of a once-famous retail chain. Under the leadership of her son, Robert, the Sakowitz department stores drowned in debt in the late eighties. But Ann Sakowitz gained national attention in the early nineties as the poised but distraught mother on the witness stand, taking her son’s side in a nationally publicized courtroom feud with the family of her own daughter, sparkling international socialite Lynn Wyatt.
Ah, but can’t we put all that rancor behind us now? Let’s just enjoy the wine, the views, and the early . . . uh, tusk’n interior:
Unit 9R shares the top floor with 2 smaller units. Views out the 5,323-sq.-ft. condo in the 1965-model 10-sided building are away from Woodway — to the north, west, and east. The unit has 3 bedrooms and comes with 3 parking and 3 storage spaces.
All available at a bargain-basement price of just $585,000. (See fine print for details on the $2,953 monthly maintenance fee.)
- 5050 Woodway Dr. Unit 9R [HAR]
- Retailing family matriarch Ann Sakowitz [Houston Chronicle]
- Family Quarrel Unfolds In a Houston Courtroom [NY Times]
- River Oaks 77019 [Texas Monthly]
- Sakowitz innocent, jury says/Wyatt family fails in bid to win suit [Houston Chronicle]