Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: In Tandem

Where was this thing?

First, your guesses: 2 each for Braes Heights, Bellaire, Westbury, and Garden Oaks. Plus: “within a mile of Montrose/Studemont /Studewood,” east of Montrose near Alabama, near Westheimer and Kirby, Highland Village, Montrose, Meyerland, Castle Court, near the Menil, Sharpstown, West University, Larchmont, Oak Forest, Timbergrove, Lazybrook, Timbergrove or Lazybrook, Spring Branch, “Maplewood, west of Chimney Rock, maybe even right on Beechnut,” “somewhere right off of Shepherd between 59 and Allen Parkway,” Idylwood, near Stella Link, and Afton Oaks.

Fortunately, nobody guessed the Heights. Is it in the Heights? In a lazy, geographical way, maybe. But not really. Only the real-estate agent would call this neighborhood the Heights. Or, more specifically, “Heights/East.”

Which means the winner is . . . the quick-to-the-draw marmer, in the very first response:

This smallish one-story was probably built just before or just after WWII, and is probably within a mile of Montrose/Studemont/Studewood, could be anywhere between Bissonnet and North Main.

And it is — just barely — at the top end of both ranges.

If someone is able to detail the garage history of this home, it might win Carol an honorable mention. Without that, the nod goes to Howard Hughes, for this bit of only somewhat peccable real-estate logic:

Lack of seperation between the living/dining areas, as well as a small squatty window denote this as a post-war house…probably from the mid to late 1950s. $ was spent on the interior decoration, so it’s probably in an area enjoying a resurgence.

So . . . what’s with the garage?


Location: 1638 Walton St., Oakdale Place
Details: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths; 1,278 sq. ft. on a 5,000-sq.-ft lot
Price: $189,900
The Scoop: Recently updated 1950 ranch — east of North Main, a few blocks north of Montie Beach Park. New windows, Kitchen, and electrical. Bamboo floor in Family Room. Tandem attached garage with door on both ends; screened back porch. On the market for a week and a half.

Awww . . . how were you gonna figure that out? Practice! Maybe starting with our next round: next Tuesday.

7 Comment

  • Nice job done on this house. That’s a cool “sleeper” neighborhood, just north of Miz Brooke Smith. You can get a nice little post-war ranchburger there with a knotty pine den if you’re lucky. And, it’s a 5-minute walk to Canino for all the fresh produce you need!

  • I didn’t expect that outside! That is a beautiful little house!

    And the price ain’t bad!

  • Of course the price might have something to do with the fact that you back onto a scaffolding manufacturer. Imagine the delightful view of a 20ft steel building wall as you look out from your screened in porch and the background angle grinder noise throughout the day. Still nicely done inside though.

  • I live near very active freight rail and the rail yard nearby is in use also. A scaffolding manufacturer is nothing a wall of bamboo could cover.

  • It’s just east from me and I hadn’t a clue.

  • Maybe the original owner had a clunker prewar auto with no reverse gear.

  • The house next door to mine has a garage door at both ends. Makes getting/putting that boat/trailer/camper in the backyard quite easy…