The original living room and galley kitchen carry Wright's signature elements: stained concrete floors, concrete-block walls, large windows and natural wood, with built-in bookshelves designed in place and fixed along the walls. The addition houses a second, larger kitchen, a wing of kids' bedrooms and a master suite.
Wright was famously uninterested in collaborating with clients, but The New York Times reported that Thaxton talked the architect out of having the swimming pool run under the wall into the master bedroom. (The pool abuts the master, instead).
Thaxton paid the architect $25,000, and Wright designed the house with minimal input. "It was sort of a bring your toothbrush kind of situation," Harburg said.
The home, which is in Houston's swanky Bunker Hills Village, is one of only three Wright-designed private residences in Texas. The others are in Dallas and Amarillo. The modern architect also designed the Dallas Theater Center.
The home has been on the market at least twice before, most recently in 2011 for $2.9 million.