Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: High Windows

Who won that membership in the Rice Design Alliance?

Someone who made one of these guesses in this week’s game: Meyerland (there were 2 of them), Oak Forest, Garden Oaks (2 as well), Spring Branch, “somewhere along Brays Bayou near the Loop,” “the south side of Braeswood between Stella Link and Kirby,” Highland Village, Linkwood, Westbury, Spring Oaks, Timbergrove Manor, Lazybrook, Glenbrook Valley (2), Conroe, on Lake Conroe, “out Westpark/Richmond in the Dairy Ashford area,” Bellaire, “somewhere within a quarter mile of Westview from Gessner to Antoine,” Willow Meadows (2), Afton Oaks, Memorial Plaza, Rustling Oaks, Braes Heights, Quail Valley, Westbury, “Old Kingwood/Porter area,” “somewhere south of Bellaire Blvd. very close to Pershing Middle School,” Southside Place, Memorial Bend (2), Pearland, Alvin, Lake Jackson, “Memorial Spring Branch side, right outside of Beltway 8,” Spring Valley, Westbury, “adjacent to Pirates Beach and Galveston Country Club, on Lake Como, on Christmas Point,” or Maplewood.

Vincent, Em, and marmer all had guesses in the neighborhood. But our judges said this entry came with the best explanation:

No one’s said Memorial Bend yet? Really? Gotta go with that because of the interior brick and the triangular bedroom clerestory. Also the big picture window and the high window in the dining area, and the open floor plan. They’re trying to fight the good fight against the McMansions.

Vincent and Em are the runners-up. And marmer wins a one-year individual membership in the RDA. Congratulations!

Now where are we?


Location: 12943 Memorial Dr., Memorial Bend
Details: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths; 2,200 sq. ft. on a 12,300-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $398,000
The Scoop: Usonian-inspired Midcentury Mod with lightly Tuscanized interior, 2 doors down from Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Memorial Bend. Built in 1960. Open floor plan; new laminate floors in Living Room and bedrooms. Two-car attached garage; large deck in back, surrounded by trees. On the market since the beginning of May.

Great guesses and comments, all! How about meeting again next Tuesday for another round?

2 Comment

  • OK, now I’m even more confused – since May? So what’s up with the Christmas tree?

    And since when is it a good idea to “lightly Tuscanize” a MCM?

  • What a beautiful yard. Just looking at it takes the edge off the heat. Would hate to have their water bill about now, though.