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Sprawling former home of Galveston crime boss can be yours for $1.15M

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The historic 1950s home takes after Palm Springs’s desert modernism aesthetic

A low-lying home behind a brick wall set behind a front lawn.
The home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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If you want in on a piece of Texas history, here’s your chance. A midcentury home built by Sam Maceo, an organized crime boss credited with establishing the coastal city of Galveston as a resort town with his brother Rose, and designed by the same architect as Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs estate, has come on the market.

The sprawling early-1950s residence sits on an acre and boasts a whopping 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, incredible outdoor spaces like an amoeba-shaped pool, a “chauffer’s house” that can be used as a guest suite, and much more.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the 6,300-square-foot house is characterized generally by an L-shaped floorplan, off of which a curved volume and another rectangular volume are arranged to form a kind of enclosure around the pool.

As for materials, brick, timber, glass, and stone are found throughout the home. Located at 43 Cedar Lawn Circle, the property is offered at $1,150,000.

Via: Estately, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate