Neighborhood Guessing Game: Entry Bridge

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Entry

Step inside this lovely home and look around. Where are you?

Time to guess! If you’re just joining us, poke your nose into the rules for a bit before you start playing the game.

When you’re ready, look carefully at the rest of the photos below. Just where do you think this place might be?


Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Living Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Living Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Dining Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Study

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Breakfast Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Kitchen

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Kitchen

Do you have a good idea yet?

Well, make sure you don’t skip these rooms:

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Master Bedroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Master Bath

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Master Bath

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Bedroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Bathroom

The comments are open for your guesses!

So what neighborhood is this home in? You’ll have to wait until Thursday to find out.

Update: The answer is revealed.

Photos: HAR

29 Comment

  • I have no idea, but will guess off Briar Forest inside the Beltway.

    Comment: I lost count of different wood finishes on flooring, trim, cabinets and furniture at 29. :-)

  • Fondren Southwest, somewhere out Briar Forest around Kirkwood, or Briarhills

  • NW part of town… out 249 in the Willowbrook area.

  • Larger house built in the 80’s, funky roof line. I’ll say the master bath is a later addition (brick walls + weird skylight)

    eh… Champion Forest or Willowbrook area sounds good to me.

  • I’m guessing between Wilcrest & Kirkwood north of Memorial (is that Wilchester West?). It’s one-story, strange ceiling heights, looks just like a house a relative had there.

    Is it just me, or all all the rugs too small for their rooms?

  • I’ve actually been inside this home. Well, okay, not THIS one in particular, but this is the exact same layout one of my old bosses had. Footbridge and everything. He didn’t have pink in the master bath though. Still…it reminds me that builders will recycle blueprints and very few homes are truly unique. Anyways, his home was in Alief but this home sure isn’t. Still, circa 1960s/70s, vaulted ceilings, skylights above the footbridge allow for large plants to grow there.
    I’m still going to head out west. Memorial area, around Dairy Ashford I think.

  • As someone who grew up out west I think the finishes (dated as they are), built ins and tub are *way* too nice to be Alief or Memorial/Kirwood.

    If it’s West at all, I’ll say Memorial and Gessner towards Westheimer. Maybe Jersey Village?

  • I was going to say Hammersmith as well, but I’ll go broader by saying it is a townhome West of the Galleria Area, between Woodway on the North and Westheimer on the South–definitely no further west than Voss.

  • Kingwood area — or the Woodlands.

  • When I first saw the pics, I immediately thought of the Dairy Ashford area. Then upon some further pondering, this could be in a number of different burbs where there was alot of construction in the 80’s…. like Kingwood, Atascocita, Humble, Spring, Jones Rd. area, 1960, Eldridge, Copperfield, Sugarland, Misery City, hell even Friendswood.

  • I agree with Marie –
    I’m betting this time capsule fell into The Woodlands, or Kingwood, in the mid-1970s, along a fairway.
    Out back, there is a rotting deck, built on grade, where all the ducks congregate…

  • I’m going with the Bear Creek, Hwy 6 N/Clay Rd area.

  • Quail Valley? Seems like the correct time frame and it might match moveocelot’s theory of on a golf course.

  • Going to date this house from 1977 to 1982 as the formica butcher block counters and
    brick fireplace with the clerestory style ceiling are giveaways. The master bath looks original as it has a late 70’s “oversize greenhouse window and more interior brick. Gut reaction is Champion Forest/Olde Oaks area of Northwest Houston because of the layout, traditonal furnishings and oddball juxtaposition of a moonbridge, early american railings and soft contemporary open floor plan and window styles.

  • Well, an old friend of mine has a house that looks similar, complete with indoor green spaces. I’ll guess her neighborhood. I don’t know the name of it, but it’s in Sugar Land, just south of 59 and east of Williams Trace Boulevard.

  • I agree it looks swanky 70s contemporary northy-westy burbs. It also just might be smaller than it seems, but I can’t buy townhouse with that double glass front door. Just for fun, because there’s a golf course and a lot of nicely appointed 70s houses there, I’ll say Green Tee Terrace in Pearland.

  • Your Blog made the Wall Street journal

    Housing Blogs Throw Stones

    Simply laughable. Ugly exterior and priced with copious amounts of grandiosity.”

    “This is what happens when you are filthy rich. No one tells you, you have bad taste.”

    Selling your home could be bad for your ego. The above quotes are recent comments on real-estate blogs — online journals that often post photos of new sales listings and allow readers to add their thoughts anonymously. Thanks to the housing crisis, real-estate blogs are blooming not only in number, but in nastiness, as thousands of strangers swap stinging critiques of high-end homes hitting the market.

  • I’m thinking one of those “patio homes” on Gessner between Memorial and Briar Forest.

  • That footbridge just boggles the mind. Do you get a free set of Ace bandages and crutches if you buy this house?

  • I can just see an Exxon exec in Kingwood “living it up” in this house.

  • I’m going south down into Clearlake. I was all in for Memorial until I saw the bathroom. This is in a master planned community, I’m sure of it.

  • vomitus! that’s my new word!! boy this is sooo fugly and don’t you know they owners think it’s just beautiful with the bridge. It’s been very minorly fixed up – tile floors in the living room but not much else. the paneling is so dated ,so are the kitchen countertops. I’ll say 80s, late 70s – Lakeside Place! could be Fondren area too?!! vomitus

  • Not to be pedantic or anything ;-) (who, me?) but just to be clear: “vomitus” means either the material vomited or the act of vomiting. It is not an adjective, and there is no such word as “vomitous,” however tempting it may be. It was used colorfully but incorrectly as an adjective by Westley in his final speech to Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride. I don’t know of a simple one-word adjective meaning “makes me want to throw up” except perhaps “emetic.”

  • Joni: The bridge is pretty awesome, IMHO. An instant conversation starter! Just make sure your guests don’t drink too much before they leave.
    Marmer: Good catch on vomitus in Princess Bride. That’s one of my favorite scenes. “It’s possible, pig, I might be bluffing. It’s conceivable, you miserable, vomitus mass, that I’m only lying here because I lack the strength to stand. But, then again… perhaps I have the strength after all.”

  • It looks Clear Lake/Brook Foresty to me. The formica-era high ceilinged ostentation.

  • Well, I stil think the house is vomitus and I like to think I made up that word!!! the bridge is horrid, imo. omg!!! y’all are too funny. I came back because I actually thought I had won and Gus forgot my guess. I forgot I had said Lakeside, thinking I had said Mission Bend. oh well, next week!