So much fun in this week’s Neighborhood Guessing Game! We have a winner . . . but only barely. Plus: shenanigans!
Three of you guessed Meyerland, and one guessed “outer Meyerland,” including Marilyn Estates and Barclay Square South. Braeswood got two guesses and so did Champions. Shady River in LaPorte, Prestonwood Forest, “the subdivisions along Cypresswood between FM 1960 and Kuykendahl,” Briargrove Park, Nassau Bay, Westbury, Huntwick, Briar Forest, “close to the Energy Corridor,” Shepherd Park Plaza, Lazybrook, and Timbergrove each attracted one vote.
The top prize goes to Jeff, whose guess included the magic phrase “close to the Energy Corridor.” Our panel of judges has determined that to be good enough. Plus, his entry had a lot of imagery going for it:
OMG, this is complete cheddar. All thats missing here is a disco ball, an overweight swinger with a thick mustache and gold chain, and some Bee Gees pumping out of the 8 track set upon the shag carpet. Attention Swamplot: John Holmes called and wants his house back.
This week’s honorable mention for commentary goes to Marc, who got the date of the house about right and identified a few telling details, though sadly forgot to include an actual guess of the neighborhood:
So when will Colonial be all retro and hip? Ha! I guess late 60â€™s to early 70â€™s â€¦.Recessed fluorescents in the baths, light fixtures. Who switched the breakfast nook light? Cool swag light in the family room. Letâ€™s celebrate the bicentennial all over again.
But special honors go to Karen, who has the distinction of being the first to try the Neighborhood Guessing Game version of shooting the moon. She happened upon the actual listing after submitting her original guess and a follow-up comment, then doubled down on her Nassau Bay deception with this comment — clearly meant to throw her competitors off the heavily-vacuumed scent:
Jeff, this is definitely NOT in the energy corridor! Iâ€™m sticking with Nassau Bay – I know itâ€™s a total WAG, but all that blue tells me they were inspired by the sparkling blue waters of Clear Lake. I definitely detect a nautical theme in the decor.
I canâ€™t explain why a house so obviously near NASA is not vacuumed with more attention to directionality and linear patterning. That is just sad.
Was her obfuscation effective? Jeff won anyway, but hats off to Karen for stirring things up! (Note: Any of you interested in following in her footsteps, please take note of item 4 in the rules.)
After the jump: The house’s . . . yes, blueish exterior, and the actual name of that near-the-Energy-Corridor neighborhood!
Location: 13314 Queensbury Ln., Wilchester
Details: 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths; 2,937 sq. ft. on a 8,927-sq.-ft. lot
The Scoop: Beautifully preserved 2-story brick Colonial from 1966. Front bay windows in Living Room and downstairs Master. Paneled Family Room has parquet floor, original paneling, corner brick fireplace, and overlooks paved patio and large back yard. On market for 6 1/2 weeks; price already cut twice, a total of $30K. Open house this Sunday, 2-4 pm.
Ready to try again? Next week’s mystery house will be posted Tuesday.
- Neighborhood Guessing Game: Parquet [Swamplot]