A round house built in 1958 for comedian Jackie Gleason in Peekskill, New York, had a round bed, a round shower room, round rugs, and a curved staircase –
The cantilevered house, which Gleason called “the Studio,” was luxuriously outfitted with Carrara marble terraces, maple cabinets, floors and ceilings, and elaborate electronic equipment. Gleason lived there part-time from 1959 to 1963.
“Mr. Gleason is a man of genius, and this house is a work of art,” said the real estate agency that sold the house for Gleason in 1963. George Jessel, a comedian who worked with Gleason on occasion, saw it somewhat differently: “a sort of a bar, with a built-in house.”