Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: The Great Den

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Living Room and Dining Room

There was no consensus in this week’s Neighborhood Guessing Game . . . and nobody guessed the exact neighborhood of our mystery house. But one person came close enough to win, and we generated a healthy number of well-informed guesses . . . along with enough references to less-frequently mentioned Houston neighborhoods to send local real-estate obsessives on wild new searches through listings.

The guesses, this week: Braeburn Valley; Westbury; Cherryhurst; Braes Heights (2 votes!); Meyerland; Maplewood South; Ashford Forest; Walnut Bend; Jersey Village; Montrose; Inwood Forest; Spring Branch between I-10, Westview, Gessner, and Antoine; Linkwood Ayrshire; Meadows Place; Shepherd Park Plaza; Candlelight Plaza; and Timbergrove.

All smart guesses. But all of them wrong! Well . . . almost all of them. The house is in Braeburn Valley West, a slightly newer neighborhood than Braeburn Valley — the guess of this week’s winner, HoustonAreaGuy.

HoustonAreaGuy’s reasoning, of course, was flawless:

I had a house there several years ago and this reminds me of alot of my house, although the rooms appears to be smaller.

There were plenty of strong comments this week, but our honorable mention vote goes to Pat Ennis, who had some solid observations . . .

It looks like the ubiquitious mid-70’s ranch house with detached garage and brick fireplace that can be found in a huge swath of southwest and west Houston. Some one ponied up for substantial cosmetic improvements, so it must be in a good neighborhood.

. . . but like other commenters displayed more logic than the real estate market can bear, apparently:

All that black and white in the kitchen though means it was likely done at least decade ago. Lakeside Place, Breaburn Valley and Westbury are all too far out for a 10-year old re-do.

. . . oh, but not too far out for a more recent redo that simply looks out of date!

After the jump: What a 1970 model Braeburn Valley West home looks like . . . today!


Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: 9219 Kristin Dr., Houston

Location: 9219 Kristin Dr., Braeburn Valley West
Details: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths; 1,868 sq. ft. on a 7,700-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $129,900
The Scoop: Updated classic 1970 builder ranch on large corner lot on cul de sac in Braeburn Valley West. Large Den with vaulted ceilings and angled woodburning fireplace (a Great Room precursor) looks onto rear deck with hot tub. Originally listed in November; price lowered twice, a total of $4.6K.

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: View from Corner of 9219 Kristin Dr., Houston

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Dining Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Den

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Den and Kitchen

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Kitchen

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Breakfast Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Office

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Bedroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Bedroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Bathroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Deck at 9219 Kristin Dr., Houston

Neighborhood Guessing Game 3: Hot Tub at 9219 Kristin Dr., Houston

New game next week!

2 Comment

  • Ahh…I didn’t think about BV West, but that would explain the smaller rooms. So close, yet so far!

  • The funny thing is that I actaully lived in Breaburn Valley West from 1970 to 1987. It was a great place to grow up. The style sure looked familiar.

    My mother finally sold her house in 1991 after two of our neighbors were murdered by an intruder and our own house was burgalrized for a third time.

    BVW has been in a death spiral for 20+ years and it’s not going to pull out any time soon. Good luck to the seller.