Built in 1900, the classic Roman-Revival villa is a replica of a Pompeiian villa built in 79 A.D. Every room of the U-shaped pink stucco house opens onto a courtyard. By opening windows on the outside of the house and doors to the courtyard, rooms can be cooled by breezes. The house is located on Lakeshore Drive, where many wealthy northerners built winter homes. It originally overlooked Lake Sabine, but a seawall now obstructs the view. The house features original floors of tile and longleaf pine and is furnished in 18th and 19th century antiques. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas historic Landmark.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.