Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: Pecky

Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: Bedroom

The winner of this week’s contest . . . didn’t even bother with a guess!

The rest of you guessed Westbury, “off Rayford,” the Woodlands, Memorial, Memorial Drive, Hilshire Village (twice), Braeswood, Old Braeswood, Braes Heights, Piney Point, Meyerland, Riverside Terrace (twice), Glenbrook Valley, West University, Bellaire, Afton Oaks, Spring Branch (three times), Tanglewood (three times), Memorial Bend, Spring Valley, T.C. Jester just outside the Loop, Richmond inside the Loop west of Weslayan, or off Woodway near Sage.

Nobody actually guessed River Oaks, but Richard mentioned it:

. . . I also like this house and totally agree that it took some $$$ to create the hallucinogenic patterned nightmare. Without the kitchen it actually looks like a Howard Barnstone house or even the house that Philip Johnson designed for Dominique de Menil in River Oaks.

So he is the winner!

An honorable mention goes to paneling expert Robert, who obviously knows his woods:

The paneling in the den is a pecky cypress commonly referred to as “wormwood.” Expensive in it’s day, too expensive for Westbury. The house appears to large with too many custom features like that to be a basic tract house. The pattern festival was popular back in the 70’s and cost a lot to create that abomination in decorating.

In what part of River Oaks has this home been hiding?


Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: 3642 Locke Ln., River Oaks, Houston

Location: 3642 Locke Ln., River Oaks
Details: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths; 1,838 sq. ft. on a 8,000-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $850,000
The Scoop: Shingle-and-brick River Oaks original across from River Oaks Park and Westheimer, still owned by the family that originally built it in 1948. Partial 2nd story contains 2 bedrooms. Brick pavers in sunroom and on back patio; brick walls in Living Room and Den. Pecky cypress paneling in Living Room and Master Bedroom. On the market for less than 10 days.

Back Yard, Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: 3642 Locke Ln., River Oaks, Houston

Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: Bookshelves

Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: Double Doors

Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: Living Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: Den

Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: Kitchen

Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: Kitchen

Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: Master Bedroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 29: Exercise Room

Not so easy this time. . . . Thanks to the reader who suggested this home! Another match: on Tuesday.

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