Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: Enchanted

Any takers for that Rice Design Alliance membership prize?

Missouri City and Katy attracted the most guesses in this week’s game, with 3 each. Pasadena, Mission Bend, Sagemont, Aldine and Clear Lake had 2 each. The rest? Briargrove, “that neighborhood along Eldridge Pkwy. just north of Alief-Clodine (Ashford Point?),” Pearland just east of 288 and south of Beltway 8, Spring, Green Tee in Pearland, “the vast hinterlands Southeast of Downtown,” League City, Bear Creek, “the neighborhood southwest of the Fondren/Bellfort intersection,” “out Richmond between Beltway 8 and Highway 6, “somewhere south of Southbelt,” Highland Meadows, “Concord Colony/Bridge off W. Little York between Highway 6 and Eldridge,” “the Seabrook/El Lago area,” Cinco Ranch, Kingwood, Fondren Southwest, Northfield, Deer Park, LaPorte, Silverlake, Alief, “Oak Forest Park Park,” “the Kirkwood/Briar Forest hood,” Bacliff, “off Wilcrest, between Briar Forest and Memorial . . . by the Lakeside Country Club,” “off Newcastle, close to Bellaire Blvd.,” and the Galleria.

For a home that — in the words of one player — “could be anywhere where sub-$130,000 houses may be found,” a number of you came very close. Honorable mentions go to Carol for her eagle “shot in the dark” of Green Tee in Pearland; and to bigtoe, for that Sagemont guess.

The winner? elnina, for this:

Two story house on rather smaller lot, in a mid 1980’s subdivision somewhere south of Southbelt.
Lots of tiles downstairs make me think that this house is located in or close to a flood zone – master bedroom is downstairs and carpeted rooms upstairs. Is Turkey Creek the reason? I guess… Sagemont or Highland Meadows. I would love to see the second bathroom… :)

Congratulations, elnina! You’ve just won . . . a (second!) individual one-year membership in the RDA. Of course, you’re welcome to redirect it to any friend or family member or competitor you choose . . .

Ready to get more of the details?


Location: 10910 Canarywood Dr., Highland Meadow, Houston
Details: 3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths; 2,145 sq. ft. on a 5,750-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $139,911
The Scoop: 1983 2-story partially brick home just outside Turkey Creek’s 100-year floodplain in Highland Meadow, being sold by second owner. Game Room could be fourth bedroom. Covered back patio; deck with lattice in front. Detached storage building on piers; could be used as workshop. Hot tub in back, too! On the market for almost 2 1/2 months.

Everybody in! — to next week’s game, that is. We’ll kick it off on Tuesday!

3 Comment

  • Ya know, with the yard, and the storage building, and the little front deck, and the mature trees, this little house doesn’t look so bad, really.

  • I was thinking the same thing. Kind of like don’t judge a book by its cover, but the other way around. Definitely not what I expected!

  • Balthazar and marmer,
    I almost wish the only clue provided was the pic of the hot tub with the “dog torn shades” in the background. That would have been classic Bear Creak or Memorial Parkway circa 1981. I bet this place smells like a lot of things judging from the feed bowls and a/c window unit in the Howell Suite. One of the things it probably doesn’t smell like is “home”.