Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: Right on Course

We have a winner!

Of what? How about that long-sought-after one-year individual membership in the Rice Design Alliance!

Here were your guesses for this week’s mystery property: Katy (3 of you), Greatwood (4), Cinco Ranch (3), Pearland, Sugar Land, Lake Olympia, Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Clear Lake, Champion Forest, Memorial Northwest, Silverlake, Memorial Villages, Fort Bend County, Magnolia, Cypress (2), Bellaire (3), Kingwood, Fall Creek, Keller, Hyde Park, Lakes on Eldridge, Coles Crossing, West University, “1 or 2 miles south of I-10 west and South Fry Rd.,” Sweetwater, Sienna Plantation, Friendswood, Camp Logan, Rice Military, Upper Kirby, FM 1960, “that gray area that’s almost Bellaire but near Meyerland, around Braeswood,” Pecan Grove, Mid Lane, and First Colony.

The prize goes to DLW, who got a lot correct:

I believe the plan is called the Valencia by Village Builders, and is around 3000 square feet, one story. The plan is about 12 years old now, but the stainless appliances and some of the fixtures indicate it is more recent construction. I would lean towards a master-planned suburban community that Village tended to build in, such as Kingwood, Cinco Ranch, or Greatwood.

Congratulations! An honorable mention goes to resident poet movocelot, for contributing this not-so-free but entertaining verse:

I feel this sprawler is a “Build-Your-Own” home, somewhere in Katy or Magnolia.
I looks like the ‘90s but finished in 2000, because everything tended to go slowlier.
A single-story pimped to fill it’s big lot, with arch’l clichés and mixtures,
‘Til the over-spent couple took their last draw, unable to buy quality fixtures.
The crown mold is glam, the ovals divine, and the light well is, well, bright.
But, cold as a mall and echo-y, too, this house is basically trite.
And that’s a really dumb mirror over the mantel.

Where did this builder home land?


Location: 19519 Texas Laurel Trail, Kings River, Kingwood
Details: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths; 3,035 sq. ft. on an 11,297-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $339,900
The Scoop: Fin de siècle brickish Village Builders single-story home in Kings River, on the grounds of the Atascocita Club of Kingwood golf course. Extensive central archipelago Kitchen with plenty of quartz-composite counterspace overlooks Family Room and back yard. 3-car attached garage in front; pool with mound of rocks in back. On the market since the end of January. Price cut $5.1K at the end of April.

Yowza! Howza bout meeting for another bout of this game next Tuesday?

2 Comment

  • Great pictures!

  • What the hell is an “archipelago kicthen?”

    An archipelago is a cluster of islands, so one would think an archipelago kitchen would be one with a whole a cluster of islands, not just the one we see in the pictures.

    Which would, in the end, make a “archipelago kitchen” one where you are always bumping into all the little goddamn islands scattered about the room.