Where is this week’s mystery pad? Three of you guessed the Heights. Eastwood and Montrose got 2 votes each. Other guesses: Woodland Heights, Braes Heights, Riverside Terrace, “Wahtever that area is called bordered by West Gray/Shepherd.Westheimer and Commonwealth. Behind Hugoâ€™s and around Mockingbird Bistro,” Southampton, Southgate, Cherryhurst, Castle Court, West University, and Spring Branch.
First out of the gate was Miz Brooke Smith, who called:
Montrose. A single-family home or maybe a converted upstairs-downstairs duplex, with bathrooms updated in the â€™80s. The big-plant curtains betray the â€™80s, and the sun porch off the master bedroom is the Montrose giveaway.
And what about the checkerboard tile Kitchen floor? Is that even legal in any other part of town? Another player might have trumped Miz B. S. by mentioning Mandell Place, but Montrose is good enough to win it. Congratulations!
A special commendation goes to this week’s secret agent, David W, who was one of two readers to write in with the actual answer, but followed up with this distracting “guess”:
From the windows and sunroom off the master I would say it was built in the 30â€™s. From the black and white kitchen floor, glossy cabinets, and white Sub-Zero I would say remodeled (and not inexpensively) in the eighties. Could be Montrose but I am going to guess Riverside Terrace probably on the South side of the bayou since the updates arenâ€™t more recent.
The home’s actual details?
Location: 1517 Marshall St., Mandell Place
Details: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths; 1,496 sq. ft. on a 6,300-sq.-ft. lot
The Scoop: 1935 red-brick bungalow tied off by iron fence. Sitting Room off Master Bedroom overlooks covered deck, pool surrounded by brick paving. Remodeled 4 years ago. Listed for 3 1/2 weeks.
Fun, huh? Why don’t we play this again, say next Tuesday?