No open house tour this weekend . . . but let us know if you see any you like. In the meantime, enjoy these fun comments posted on Swamplot over the past week:
- Neighborhood Guessing Game: Something Fishy
From Pat: “The Dalai Lama needs to use these photos in his Powerpoint presentations — SEE what happens if you concentrate too much on acquiring stuff?“
- Mosaic Rumor: Second Tower Going Rental?
From MLN878: “What is the big deal with renters vs buyers? Every high-rise in Houston has renters. If you know one that doesn’t please tell me the name.”
- Venue-Appropriate Stucco Repair
From Chris: “If the crack doesn’t spread any further you all will feel pretty silly.“
- Daily Demolition Report: Living Improvements
From Pat: “I can’t let the passing of the State Grille go uncommented-upon. I remember its previous incarnation fondly — it was The Black Angus, and the restaurant’s name was emblazoned in three-dimensional, hammered-on lettering across the side of the building. Every so often, some wag would steal the ‘g.’ Truly, inside of my middle-aged female body beats the heart of a 13 year old boy. It would crack me up every time. The disgusted proprietors finally took to painting the “g” onto the side of the building in the appropriate place. Ahh, Houston landmarks.”
Just a few of the notable contributions from Swamplot readers this past week:
Swamplot had more than 100 comments from readers this week. Thanks, everybody! Here are a few favorites:
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Hey, great comments this week, everybody! Here are a few favorites:
- Finding Hidden Value in the Tremont Tower
From RWB: “Tremont Tower has plenty of value for me. Amusement value. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.”
- The New Regent Square: Details and Drawings
From Elouise A. Jones: “Ugly brick without the proper pigments is very dull, depressing and flat. Unfortunately CVS has put it all over Texas. So have the corner banks. It’s not too late guys to reconsider your choices. Think Texas vernacular, please. Overhangs and trees, clean lines, and don’t forget the sky and good lighting, park benches, birds and a place to water your dog.”
- Neighborhood Guessing Game: Open Bar
From Ryan: “They really want to be artsy. The statue of the horse on the breakfast table is an interesting way to go about it though, as you have to look under the horses belly and around its junk to talk to someone on the other side.”
- White Oak Tower: It Was All Just a Bad Drawing
From Corey: “Leave the single-use, single-family-only building to the dying exurbs. A nice mix of land-use has been and will continue to be the strong suit of the Heights.”
Just a few of the many entertaining comments Swamplot readers contributed this week:
- Neighborhood Guessing Game: Hearth and Home
From GoogleMaster: “The tilted cross on the mantle, the dead animal skull with uneven horns, the all-white paint job reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — where do you find these things?”
From Karen: “I’m so damn addicted to this game that I am posting this from a business trip in Moscow.”
From margo: “I do think the house is in Garden Oaks. Balding person lives there, Nixon shampoo in the bathroom.”
- Head of the Titans: Cosmopolitan Pissoirs on Post Oak
From Miz Brooke Smith: “The juxtaposition between the grandiose buildings and Mr. Davis in unbuttoned shirtsleeves waggling his hands like a TV furniture salesman seems in keeping with the weirdness of the whole enterprise.”
No open-house tour from us this weekend . . . you can go it alone! Let us know if you see anything interesting. In the meantime, enjoy these tasty reader comments from the past week:
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Smart comments make Swamplot so much more fun! Here are some of the best from the past week:
- River Oaks Shopping Center Redo: Not Much of a Curve, but a Decent Wedge
From marmer: What’s with all the Audi’s in the rendering? I drive an Audi, and I have better taste than that!
- The New Regent Square: Details and Drawings
From Scott Bodenheimer: Houston is about the same latitude as Cairo and New Dehli, why can’t developers figure out that building types more suited to Toronto or Boston are really stupid for our climate?
- Neighborhood Guessing Game: Parquet
From margo: I cant sleep .. I keep thinking of the ex-inlaws. They have my china cabinet! Damn you swamplot!
- The Secret Pattern Language of Shadow Oaks
From Brad: Six visual patterns in one kitchen view… argh, my eyyyyeeessss.
- Tremont Tower: How Bad Could It Be, Really?
From Heather: I moved out to regain my health, not because I wanted to lose my dream of home ownership. Since, I declared bankruptcy, and have watched my unit foreclose four times over four years. What I purchased for $229,000 went to auction for $49,000.
Swamplot loves comments! Here’s a roundup of some of the best comments submitted by our readers over the last week:
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It’s a new month — which means it’s time to look back at some Swamplot highlights from the last one: