04/20/12 11:10am

Despite the steep pitch of the roof, this listing in Mission Bend is a 1-story, with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and living areas that open into each other. Also inside: tile. The gas-log fireplace, kitchen, and bathrooms all have tiled treatments. So does the floor of the tidy garage, which has two windows facing the street:


10/30/08 7:30pm

Neighborhood Guessing Game 30: Entry

This sure was a tough one again this week, wasn’t it?

First, your guesses: 4 for Kingwood, 2 each for The Woodlands, Clear Lake, Willowbrook, and Champion Forest. Plus: Memorial, Memorial near Dairy Ashford, off Briar Forest inside Beltway 8, Hudson, Fondren, Fondren Southwest, Briar Forest around Kirkwood, Briar Hills, between Wilcrest and Kirkwood north of Memorial, “Memorial and Gessner towards Westheimer,” “Gessner between Memorial and Briar Forest,” Jersey Village, Hammersmith, west of the Galleria between Woodway and Westheimer, Dairy Ashford, Atascocita, Humble, Spring, Jones Rd., FM 1960, Eldridge, Copperfield, Sugar Land, Sugar Land south of 59 and east of Williams Trace, Missouri City, Friendswood, Bear Creek, Quail Valley, Olde Oaks, Green Tee Terrace in Pearland, Lakeside Place, and Brook Forest.

That’s a lot of guesses! Many of them were close, veering toward the west side of town.

But not far enough west. Maybe if more of you Neighborhood Guessing Game lurkers had actually entered a guess, someone might have happened upon the right name. C’mon in next time, there’s room for you! More than enough Houston subdivisions to go around!

So: no winner. But an honorable mention goes to JT for this evocative description:

Going to date this house from 1977 to 1982 as the formica butcher block counters and
brick fireplace with the clerestory style ceiling are giveaways. The master bath looks original as it has a late 70’s “oversize greenhouse window and more interior brick. Gut reaction is Champion Forest/Olde Oaks area of Northwest Houston because of the layout, traditonal furnishings and oddball juxtaposition of a moonbridge, early american railings and soft contemporary open floor plan and window styles.

So where is it?