Another Frank Lloyd Wright house is on the market, this time in Houston, Texas. There are only three homes designed by Wright in Texas, and this six-bedroom, six-and-a-half property—called the William Thaxton house—is the only in Houston.
Originally constructed in 1955 as a modest 1,800-square-foot Usonian, the home was designed for a wealthy insurance executive. It now includes a renovation from 1995 designed by local architect Bob Inaba of Kirksey Architecture that added 6,300 square feet. The renovation used Wright’s L-shaped, single-story building as a centerpiece, adding an enclosed patio, central courtyard, and expanded family room.
The home still boasts many original features like redwood and mahogany woods, polished concrete floors, concrete blocks, and plate glass. A parallelogram-shaped pool was part of Wright’s initial design, and the kitchen in the older structure is still largely what the iconic architect envisioned.
Triangular fixtures are everywhere, including the couches, and Wright’s design blends with new amenities like a two-sided fireplace and an additional kitchen in the modern building. The home was first listed in 2010 for $3,500,000, and since then it’s been on and off the market with various price cuts.
Love the mix of old meets new? 12020 Tall Oaks Street is on the market now for $2,850,000.