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For sale: William Thaxton House - Houston, TX

 
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DavidC



Joined: 02 Sep 2006
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Location: Oak Ridge, TN

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: For sale: William Thaxton House - Houston, TX Reply with quote

Houston's Lone Frank Lloyd Wright House on the Market for $2.85M


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peterm



Joined: 13 Mar 2008
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Location: Chicago, Il.---Oskaloosa, Ia.

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This property makes the case for how the design of a Wright house, in particular, a Usonian house, is informed by and responds to its surrounding garden and nature. The connection has been lost by the later adjacent addition. It lost its mojo.

But who in their right mind would buy this property at that price, and then tear down the gargantuan addition?
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DRN



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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A billionaire with taste and an understanding of needs vs. wants....or a middle aged NJ architect and Wright homeowner if he won an extremely large PowerBall pot.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be easier to buy the whole thing, move the original house to a new lot and add something appropriate to the large wing to finish it off. It is not all that bad on its own. That would be the only way to save Thaxton.
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

12020 Tall Oaks Street - Bunker Hill Village, TX 77024


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