Two readers sent in links to the listing — and helped to mix things up by posting fake guesses. We’ll award the prize to Jennifer, who did so first, and volunteered some extended commentary about the property:
I’ve actually been to see this house. I haven’t been inside, but drove to find the property to see what in the world it was after seeing it on har.com
It’s sort of an island paradise. It’s bounded on the east by a creek and on the west and south by a drainage ditch. It borders another property to the north. The house in the pictures is the main house, but there is another ramshackle house on the property plus the barn.
The entire area is smack in the middle of the revamped FEMA flood maps 100-year floodplain. A neighbor came out and told us that the area had never flooded and that they are in the middle of fighting it in the courts because the change in the flood maps has decimated their property values.
I have no idea if it would be safe to live in this area. We drove the entire area to get a look at it from all sides. The street itself is kind of isolated and the neighbor said it was safe, but just across the drainage ditch on the west side is the kind of apartment complex that shows up on the news, and not in a good way.
Thanks and congratulations, Jennifer! Karen came up with the other fake guess. We’ll call her the runner-up.
And now the details:
Location: 200 E. Burress St., Scharaffs
Details: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,331 sq. ft. on a 229,980-sq.-ft. lot
The Scoop: Remodeled and re-roofed 1956 ranch home on the eastern bank of Little White Oak Bayou, 2 blocks south of Tidwell Rd. Brick and wood exterior. Five-plus-acre back yard includes 800-sq.-ft. barn and an older 1,382-sq.-ft second home in worse repair. Long screen porch with mosaic-tile floor in back; separate covered patio. Listed for sale for almost 2 years; price cut 4 times, a total of $100K, but raised $40K last December.
Did you have fun with this one? We hope you’ll play in our next round, next Tuesday!