A devastatingly lavish mansion that stretches for almost 20,000 square feet is about ready to hit the auction block for $19.5 million in Houston, Texas.
The custom home is owned by the CEO of Houston energy company eCORP International, John Thrash, and his philanthropist wife, Becca Cason Thrash, a news release said. The three-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate was bought by the couple in 1994.
“The house was originally built by architect Preston Bolton, and when [the Thrashes] purchased the property, they did a full reimagination and tripled its size,” listing agent Jay Monroe told Realtor.com. “It still has a Mexican hacienda-brick feel, combined with a modern, black-steel and glass addition.”
The 18,113-square-foot residence carries a unique look and feel with its dramatically tall windows, marble and hardwood floors, and soaring ceilings.
“Amid the verdant environments of Houston’s coveted Memorial area, what began as a mid-century brick home has been transformed into a contemporary architectural triumph combining Eastern and Western inspiration, modern comforts and conveniences, a serene natural symmetry, and a reverence for the designs of IM Pei, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,” the listing on Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty said.
The listings notes that the Thrash couple hosted galas in “support of philanthropic causes and had a star-studded list of celebrities and former presidents who attended.
The auction will be held May 18-23 through Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace.
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