This week’s Neighborhood Guessing Game sent readers guessing all over town! In our first round we had 3 votes for Clear Lake and 2 for Galveston, plus guesses of Hudson on Memorial, “behind Second Baptist Church,” Bering or Potomac between Woodway and Westheimer, Montrose, just west of Kirby and south of 59, Friendswood, a suburb “out 59,” Newcastle or Bissonnet in West U, Southampton, Brook Forest, El Lago, Pasadena, the Galleria, Lake Conroe, Clear Lake Shores, Rice Military, Cypress Creek near Kuykendahl, The Woodlands, and Seabrook.
After a hint and an extension, we had more guesses: Copperfield, Fondren Southwest, Bear Creek, “around Lawndale and Wayside,” Port Arthur, “off 290 and Mangum/40th,” off 290 just outside the Loop, Tomball, Kingwood, Lakeside Forest, Walnut Bend, Briarcroft, Baytown, Spring Branch near Memorial and Dairy Ashford, the Medical Center, Spring Branch near I-10 and Gessner, Deer Park, and off Memorial near the Buffalo Bayou.
And we have a winner! Well, close enough. It’s Lyn, who waited to see Jessica‘s reasonable-sounding guess, then refined it and pounced:
“perhaps it’s one of the 60s/70s era neighborhoods in Spring Branch, say, near Memorial/Dairy Ashford?”
Spring Branch but I’m guessing near I-10/Gessner.
Something like . . . Spring Shadows?
An honorable mention goes to karen, who walked us through decades of real-estate logic:
Low ceilings = either revolutionary war era or after 1945.
No moldings = 60’s thru 80’s
Paneling, fake marble countertops, wrought iron = focusing like a laser on the 70’s, man!
Kitchen, fireplace surround = renovations done about 10 years ago
new master bathroom cabinets, real granite countertop = renovations finished this year to prep this baby for sale
fish bathroom = clearly a redo circa ‘00 – love that sink – but why? why? why?
House plants, clutter, more clutter = older homeowners who remember the 70’s really, really well
The big seventies reveal — after the jump!
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