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William Thaxton House / Frank Lloyd Wright + Kirksey Architecture


There are only three homes designed by Frank Lloyd 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 167 square metre 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 585 square metres. The renovation used Wright’s L-shaped, single-story building as a centrepiece, adding an enclosed patio, central courtyard, and expanded family room — via Curbed

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