Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: Deep in the Shadows

Looks like the barn door’s closing on this one. . . . Do we have a winner of the prizes from this week’s sponsor: the HIWI: Ike book, the original Houston. It’s Worth It. book? The “Hunkered Down” stencil kit?

Sadly, no. This one stayed just a bit out of reach.

Your guesses for the home in this week’s game: Oak Forest (3 of you), Sharpstown (3), Meyerland (2), Briargrove, Westbury (2), Spring Branch (3), Old Spring Branch, Glenbrook Valley (2), Mangum Manor, “one of the Willows,” Lindale Park, Afton Village, Westview, Spring Valley (2), Braes Heights, Timbergrove Manor (2), Braeswood, Old Braeswood, Riverside Terrace, Tanglewilde, Southgate, Memorial Plaza, “between Meyer Park and Westbury Square,” “Simsdale — the area across the bayou north of Garden Villas, around Reed Rd. south of Bellfort, east of Mykawa,” Midtown, Walnut Bend, Robindell (2), the “Robindell/Maplewood area,” Shadow Oaks, Lazybrook, Ella around 11th, Larchmont, Afton Oaks, Oak Estates, River Oaks, “between West Alabama, Weslayan, the 59 feeder, and Drexel,” Memorial Bend, Ayrshire, Norhill, and “on Brays Bayou, or very close to it, along North or South Braeswood, between Kirby and Stella Link.”

Any Modern-friendly enclaves missing from this list?


Location: 3020 Shadowlane Dr., Shadowland, Dickinson
Details: 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths; 2,432 sq. ft. on a 17,270-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $158,000
The Scoop: Low-slung Modern brick ranch on double-size lot in Dickinson with many midcentury details (though the appraisal district dates it only to 1984). Attached 2-car garage. Two walk-in pantries in the Kitchen; walk-in and cedar closets in Master Bedroom. Sliders from Den lead to wooded back yard. On the market for almost 4 months; price cut $1K mid-August.

We’ll hold onto those HIWI prizes for now. Don’t worry, you’ll have another chance to win them . . . next Tuesday!

7 Comment

  • Great one Gus! I never would have guessed Dickinson in a million years.

  • I didn’t even know where Dickinson was, as a year Houston resident. I was sure that it was going to be in Meyerland.

  • Dickinson! Dickinson! Here I’m always saying Lake Jackson and Galveston are too far away and you give us Dickinson.

    Wonder how many Swamplot readers have ever (knowingly, not just passing through on 45) been to Dickinson. Or could even tell you where it is without looking on a map!

    PS. Alvin is the same way. Nice house, though.

  • Great pick! Seabrook also has great mods in El Lago and Timber Cove, we used to ski Dickinson bayou back in the day, glass as far as the eye could see.

  • Baytown a couple of weeks ago, Dickinson this week – two awesome and crazily affordable midcentury houses. All these places I never knew I wanted to live before…….

  • As a native Houstonian who has never been to Dickinson (except on the way thru to Galveston) I am quite surprised about this house! Who knew you could get such a cool mod there?