Swamplot posts a new Neighborhood Guessing Game every Tuesday. Answers are revealed on Thursday. If you’re new to the game, please review the rules before you post a comment.
Are you ready to play the game again, neighborhood know-it-alls? Just look what we’ve found for your sleuthing pleasure. Good luck guessing where this place is!
Lots more fun pics . . . after the jump!
You think you’ve got this one all figured out, don’t you?
Post your comments below. Let the guessing begin!
What an odd house! (seriously…is that a cowboy boot hanging from the ceiling in the kitchen??) Looks like a hippie artist from Sedona took a hit from a bong and then proceeded to transform a 1960’s mod house into a slightly upgraded bachelor pad. The foosball table in the tv room looks like something I did once. Outdoors looks like the garage is in the middle of disrepair. I’m guessing Meyerland.
I’m guessing Tanglewood thanks to the lack of 90 degree corners. But, I would rather live in a single-wide trailer in rural Alabama than come home to that office/den every evening.
Jeff, -laughing- thanks, I forgot to mention the boot and the star counter light. Gack… someone needs staging help in the worst way. Where is the “Sell This House” crew?
Okay, this isn’t a guess — yet. I just wanted to chime in with yet another “WTF?”
This house redefines ugly. You must have had this monstrosity up your sleeve for a while, just waiting to spring it on us after a few weeks of “normal” homes. >:)
Amazingly tacky decor. Low ceilings. Extravagant master bath. All hallmarks of the 70s. Maybe Pointwest or Lakewood Forest. Too much dark paneling in the den puts it out west off 290 or 249 somewhere. My guess: Huntwick Forest.
oh yuck yuck yuck!! I dont feel very well. All the wood paneling is making me dizzy .. what is a wall and what is the celing? Can I just talk about what I particularly like? The saloon style doors on the bathroom .. LOVE THEM! The guardrail around the tub .. oops dont slip! And my FAVORITE thing.. the fireplace in the bathtub.. for those long artic winters we have here in Houston. In all seriousness I think this house is located inside the loop off Stella link.. not sure if that is Bellaire or Meyerland proper. The way the panneled room of doom looks out on the pool reminds me of several I have been in over there.. Okay, longest post ever!
oh goodness! the fireplace surely is not IN the bathtub. It is however, very close. I am such a poor proof reader.
Eeee gads, that goofy bath looks like something you’d expect to find in a strip joint vip room out back. I could see something like this done back in the early 80’s up around 1960 in like Greenwood Forest, or even in the Kingwood or Humble/Spring area. Another possibility could be the Katy Nottingham area that was built back around then.
Yep, I can’t be very original here. This kind of weirdness is very Meyer-Park-esque. Or maybe Meyerland or maybe Westbury. Low budget 60s modern, probably remuddled at least once by someone with more money than taste. I’m hoping that’s the explanation for the paneled office. The bath is kinda interesting with its open shower, actually.
Oogly, oogly, oogly…love those saloon doors to the his & hers lavatories so convenient to the hot-tub/fireplace disco fern bar love nest. Also the way the glossy-painted low ceilings and the slate floors have…the same texture! And those Euro-cheapo kitchen cabinets circa 1972…that yucky greenish paneling…those jazzily angled rooms…truly what an abomination this house is! And I can only venture a guess that it is somewhere in the Oort Cloud of overdone haciendas arcing 15 miles either side of Champions.
ok, this seemed really easy to me (sure – I’ve been horribly wrong each week!) – but Montrose came to mind immediately. This has the be the fugliest house yet shown. It looks like a swimming pool is outside the windows. But the decor: Those media chairs!!! omg – what a joke! they need to hire me to help with the interior design, wait – on second thought, don’t!! the real question should be – who would buy this ????? And what’s with all the stuffed animals on the master bed? a hippo??? OH WAIT – I just saw a monkey hanging in a potted tree!!! omg – who ARE these people? At least they are fit – lots of workout equipment. OK – this is Montrose for sure!
looks like a mod redone. I’d guess Glenbrook Valley.
Coming in late and how can I possibly top the comments above? I have no earthly idea where this could be, but I sure hope its not in my neighborhood.
The first few pictures had me thinking LOFT, but then the ceilings are way too low and once the kitchen photo scrolls up, that idea was totally trashed. Where does that pass-through in the blue wall of the LR actually go??
This house has to be 60’s or 70’s vintage, but the decor is definitely more recent, and more regrettable!
Oh. My. God. Where to start?
The low ceilings peg it as a redo. It might be a trick of the light, but it appears that you can see highrises out one of the windows.
That bathroom really creeps me out. A bathroom should feel private, not like a locker room at 24-Hour Fitness.
All the wood paneling and leather chairs in every room and not a hint that any woman ever lived there? And the cowboy boot hanging from the kitchen ceiling?
Ye gods, I’m going to have to agree with Joni and say this place is walking distance to the Ripcord and the BRB.
Wait — wait — I’ve got it!
It’s the long-lost bachelor pad of Michael Pollack!
Forget har.com — this place is historic and should be listed by Sotheby’s International Properties.
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Okay, after thinking long and hard about this, I have to say “Meyerland.” I get a strong Meyerland vibe from the mod-1960s aspect of the house in terms of its architecture (the weird-for-the-sake-of-being-weird angles), its size (looks to be pretty large) and pool. Something built when Meyerland was still swinging and a popular place for families to live.
I’m guessing from the kitchen that it was updated sometime in the 1980s, then resold to whoever owns it now. And clearly whoever owns it now can’t be that interested in selling it, or else they’d get their stupid stuffed animals off the master bed and paint that hideous pass-thru wall, among many other things. Blech.
I have been away on vacation and missed out on last week’s game. Quite honestly, my VERY first instinct after looking at a couple of those photos was Oak Forest. However, I’m not sure if I would have stuck with that answer or not.
Sooooo…since my first guess would have WON last week, I’m going to use my first one again, even though I’m thinking it’s not correct. Some aspects of this house remind me of a semi-custom house that my aunt & uncle had in Mission Bend years ago. While I don’t think that’s necessarily the right answer, I had to at least give it a chance.
My other guesses would be somewhere in the suburbs, the nothern suburbs I think (Kingwood, Atascosita, Humble). While there are at least a couple of Meyerland guesses, I really don’t think it’s there. It’s just too ugly. (My apologies to the homeowner!) Oh, and the bathroom, it reminds me of one I have seen in a Fredericksburg rental. It was some old building in town that was used like a bed & breakfast. For some reason, I found it charming there. Not so much here.