We have a winner!
But first, your guesses for this week’s contest: River Oaks and Southampton each attracted 3 of you. There were 2 votes each for Tanglewood, Memorial and the Museum District. The rest: Spring Branch, West University, “along Kirby and west,” near the Ashby Highrise, Southgate, Castle Court, Boulevard Oaks, Montrose “between Richmond and Alabama, maybe between Hazard and Dunlavy,” Garden Oaks, Riverside Terrace, the First Ward, Old Braeswood, Bellaire, Rivercrest, Lynn Park, . . . and Heaven.
John (the first one, not the second) knew what to look for, and nailed it:
The built-in bookcases and day-bed thingy look exactly like those in my Ayrshire ranch house, and since this one fairly old and two stories, I’m going with Old Braeswood.
A very strong honorable mention goes to movocelot, who figured out the house’s age and came extremely close to deducing the precise geometry of its recent expansion:
This house is old enough & well-situated enough to have been remodeled – seriously – twice. I see various windows, elec outlets and cabinetry.
Guess the newish family room pushed out from the kitchen has the newish master bath on top, for a new ridge at a 90 to the main house. (The original roof has the lavender office under it. Circa 1930.)
(Actually, it’s the Kitchen that has the Master Bath on top of it — saves on plumbing costs!)
Commenter karen, who was already familiar with the house, gets a special mention for trying to stir things up . . . with this wonderfully misleading entry:
Oh, this is totally southhampton! 1940’s construction, and beautifully updated. No professor in southgate could afford to do that. and it can’t be river oaks or old braeswood because the lot’s just not big enough. there are neighbors all but peeking in the windows!
Ready for the real tell-all?
Location: 2328 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Old Braeswood
Details: 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths; 3,489 sq. ft. on a 11,200-sq.-ft. lot
The Scoop: 2-story Colonial built in 1937, expanded and renovated a few years ago. Close to Med Center, Brays Bayou, Metro Rail. Terraced front yard, “landscape architect-designed grounds w/velvety grass.” Slate rear porch faces rear lawn. Kitchen has granite and marble counters, black walnut floors. Attic 4th bedroom has full bath. Listed since late August.
Had fun this time? Come back for another round . . . next Tuesday!
This will probably out me as a total WASP with a perverse love for all things 1980s, but I heart that entire house. I HEART IT. It looks clean — it looks like it smells clean — yet it looks inviting. I want to curl up inside of it with a book and never leave. Go ahead and mock me… :D
I actually know this house – I’ve been in it (and every house for sale in Old Braeswood) and it’s beautifully done. I tried to write a fake guess to throw off the pack, but I couldn’t think of anything clever and pithy enough :-)
argh, so close… very very nice, they put some time and effort in to the updates… very nice. Anyone know if there was an architect involved – i’d assume so – but any names?