Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: Big Guessing Game Hunt

Who won that Rice Design Alliance membership?

First, your guesses in this week’s game: Four of you guessed Sugar Land; 3 Hunters Creek, Tanglewood, and River Oaks. There were 2 each for Memorial, Bayou Woods or Sherwood Forest, Piney Point Village, Katy, Magnolia, Sweetwater, Bellaire, and The Woodlands. Plus individual votes for “Memorial/Beltway 8,” “somewhere off Memorial Dr. near Voss,” “south of Memorial Dr. between Post Oak and Voss,” Memorial and Dairy Ashford, Crestwood, Glen Cove, Kingwood, Sugar Lakes, Venetian Estates, “the Peninsulas in Oyster Creek,” Pecan Grove in Richmond, Tomball, Indian Trail, Rivercrest, Augusta Pines, Homewoods, Tall Timbers, Mt. Belvieu, Cinco Ranch, “along the Bay Oaks golf course,” Camp Logan, Royal Oaks, Crosby, “off 249,” Pinehurst, “Champions area,” FM 1960, Northgate Forest, west Friendswood, Brazoria County, Lake Jackson, West Columbia, “the 290/Highway 6/1960 area,” Pearland, “along Buffalo Bayou near the Houston Country Club,” and “Holly Creek, west of Tomball.”

That one-year individual membership in the RDA goes to this week’s hardest guesser, Matt Mystery, who mentioned no fewer than 15 different communities in the course of 7 separate entries — including one that’s very close to the actual location:

Sugar Land. It could be Sweetwater or possibly Sugar Lakes/Venetian Estates. Or maybe The Peninsulas in Oyster Creek. Then there’s Pecan Grove in Richmond. So many subdivisions. So many areas. It just has that Tanglewood look. And it’s 9 pm on Thursday and it’s still a mystery.

Matt Mystery happens to be the same matt who won last week’s contest. Congratulations!

A lot of great guesses in there from the rest of you, too!

How about the deets?


Location: 11911 Sendera Ln., Shiloh Lake Estates, Richmond
Details: 5-6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths; 5,596 sq. ft. on a 66,886-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $1,975,000
The Scoop: Aggressively landscaped 11-year-old stucco concoction with applied stonework, perched on the banks of a dog-shaped lake with fountain on the grounds of the Houstonian Country Club in Richmond. Double-height windows in Living Area overlook pool, fenced yard, and stocked lake. First-floor Guest Bedroom suite has separate entrance. Includes large air-conditioned “sports barn” converted from horse barn. Price cut $420K just yesterday — after 18 months on the market.

Whaddya think of that? Stay tuned for our next guessing-game adventure, next Tuesday!

7 Comment

  • Unlucky with slot machines and roulette and the lottery but lucky with Neighborhood Guessing Game!

    To be fair, I wouldn’t have thought about Sugar Land if it hadn’t been for this:

    From Albert:
    This has to be Sugar Land, in that neighborhood I’m trying to forget with all the wannabe-River Oaks McMansions.

    Albert really deserves the prize – it got me thinking about the “large lots” and “bayou views” and those windows and those upstairs balconies have to be looking out over something the more I thought about it. And there are lots of things to look out over in the Sugar Land and Richmond area. Oyster Creek, lakes, country clubs. And there are several of these “Sweetwater” subdivisions. Shiloh Lakes by the way is Richmond’s version of Sweetwater although the “subdivision lots” are much bigger. It’s an odd subdivision. More Sugar Land than Richmond. Just to the northwest of Hull Airport to the north of New Territory.

    The house itself surprised me. I was expecting one of those “neo-modern mish-mash” facades. It’s actually a very nice “neo-classical mish-mash” facade.

    If you offer a consultation with a decorator next week and I win, I will donate it to the owner of this house. Out of sympathy. Not for the owner. For the house.

  • I’m guessing they’re not PETA members.

  • Oh my god what a thought – fake animal heads and skins. For the vegan who wants to look macho?

  • How is it Possible River Forest didn’t get into this “lot”of Richmond Address, made mentioned, more than double the size of lot, same beautiful exterior elevation, artist designed stair case, walls of glass, heavily forested, soaring fountains from pool side screened in, About 1 Million dollars less than this Shiloh Lake Neighbor..see 3218 River Forest Dr., to compare the beauty…
    and one lucky purchaser could pick up about six acres behind the estate style home that neighbors up to 100 acre private ranch. Richmond, TX..ahhh the best kept secrets, so close in.

  • Richmond, TX..ahhh the best kept secrets, so close in.

    Define “close-in” please. I still shudder every time a realtor says Sugar Land is a 20 minute drive from downtown Houston. Maybe at 3 am going 90 mph. Not including the ten times you were stopped and given a sobriety test and a ticket for speeding.

    And you are way past Pecan Grove. Which is sort of a drive as they say.

    It might be nice if you provided a link next time you slip in a shameless promotion of your own listing. It is a nice listing by the way. Would the owner do 100% financing at say 5% with absolutely horrible credit?

  • Yowza, Let me know how to remove and Will Oblige..The world of Networking,,Guess the rules I need a copy of. Blessings to these efforts, and my apologies for the oversites.
    from a 11th generation houstonian, five on one side six on the other,,Long time Houston Metro Fan.

  • I was being facetious. Lots of realtors on here. Many of whom really don’t know about these neighborhoods in Sugar Land and Richmond. All of them options for people who want the country and the city all in one.