William Thaxton House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s only home in Houston, sells for $ 2.7 million


One of Houston’s most coveted properties and the only home in the city designed by the late iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright, left the market last week according to a listing on HAR.com.

After being in the market for months at a previous list price of $ 3.15 million, the estate known as “William Thaxton House” named after a Houston insurance executive, sold to an anonymous buyer on Thursday, November 4 for $ 2.7 million, CultureMap reported.

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Tucked away in the Bunker Hill Village at 12020 Tall Oaks St., the modern, contemporary home is part of Wright’s Usonian series of homes and “displays his approach to building with a focus on the natural surroundings, generous overhangs and l ‘cantilever carport “, according to the HAR.com Announcement.

Wright established Usonian homes in response to the Great Depression in 1929 to deal with the financial crisis and provide affordable housing, according to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

“Wright’s Usonians were a simplified approach to residential construction that reflected both economic realities and shifting social trends,” his description reads.

In Usonian homes, Wright provided a simplified yet beautiful living environment that Americans could both afford and enjoy. Wright would continue to design Usonian homes for the remainder of his career, with variations reflecting varying client budgets. . “

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The mid-century Houston property was built in 1959, just four years before the death of the legendary architect, known for creating some of America’s most innovative spaces.

It was renovated in 1995 by Kirksey Architecture and features contemporary and sunny interiors, a large family room, inviting central courtyard and swimming pool.

Spanning 8,000 square feet on a 1.19 acre lot, the home has a private gate, up to six bedrooms with a mezzanine and an office / study room, six and a half full baths, a kitchen and a separate dining room, a dining room and a guest suite with kitchenette.

This house is one of three Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Texas, including one in Dallas and one in Amarillo.

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