Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: Hudson News

We have a winner for this week’s Neighborhood Guessing Game! Who won that membership in the Rice Design Alliance?

First, here’s where you guessed this home might be: Southampton (2 guesses), Bellaire (3 of you), Tanglewood, Champions (2), “off Memorial near the Tollway,” Baytown (2), “Gessner and Wilcrest area,” Pearland, Sugar Land, The Woodlands (2), Katy, Southampton, the Heights, Briar Forest, Downtown, Memorial, West University, Deer Park, League City, Clear Lake, Greatwood, Willowbrook, Spring, Champions, Kingwood, Midtown, Montrose, Rice Military, Camp Logan, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Timbergrove Manor (2), Upper Kirby, the Galleria, Afton Oaks, Gulfton, Spring Branch, Sharpstown, Alief, Braeburn, Tanglewilde, Westchase, Barker Cypress, Greenspoint, Cinco Ranch, EaDo, River Oaks (2), “Wards 1-6,” Riverside Terrace, Avondale, “just inside the Beltway, just off Memorial Dr.,” West Lane Place, “somewhere south of Richmond and west of Hillcroft,” “the Stoney Brook or Westbriar/Tanglewilde area,” Tealwood, and “the Memorial/Gessner area.”

The winner of a one-year individual membership in the RDA is mojo jojo, for pinpointing the home with this entry:

The decorations in this home point to outside the loop, around the beltway or beyond! The photos give very little indication to era, except for the kitchen. From the knob placement on the cabinets (I betcha that these cabinets original had yellow or green ceramics knobs), to the custom built vent apron over the island, this kitchen screams 70’s!!! . . .

What leads me to the location is the fact that the home has almost no yard, as seen in the many photos which show the ivy covered wall outside of every window. This leads me to the many townhome communities built in the 70’s and 80’s, around the Beltway.

My scientific calculations, lead me to believe that this home is just inside the Beltway, and just off Memorial Dr.

Congratulations, mojo jojo!

We’re also handing out an honorable mention to movocelot, for being kinda close too. Now just where is this place?


Location: 9065 Briar Forest Dr., Hudson on the Bayou
Details: 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths; 3,237 sq. ft. (HCAD says 3,637 more) on a 4,530-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $565,000
The Scoop: Late seventies 2-story brick corner unit in the Hudson on the Bayou townhouse encampment on the north bank of Buffalo Bayou. Renovated and expanded in 1995: large Game Room upstairs, 3 car garage. Small enclosed patio. $400 monthly maintenance fee. On the market since the end of May. Price chopped $80K in mid-August.

Were you close? Better luck next time!

We’ll be taking a break from the NGG next week for the Thanksgiving holiday. See you back for another round — in 2 weeks!

2 Comment

  • Nice looking place, although I think that the price and the monthly maintenance fee are too high.

  • It’s a really upscale little community right before you cross the bridge going west on Briar Forest. They used to have manned gates which may explain the $400 a month maintenance fees. I had forgotten about it – I was thinking more of the small little communities in the Tanglewood area particularly off Chimney Rock between Woodway and Buffalo Bayou.