Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: Blue

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Family Room

So much fun in this week’s Neighborhood Guessing Game! We have a winner . . . but only barely. Plus: shenanigans!

Three of you guessed Meyerland, and one guessed “outer Meyerland,” including Marilyn Estates and Barclay Square South. Braeswood got two guesses and so did Champions. Shady River in LaPorte, Prestonwood Forest, “the subdivisions along Cypresswood between FM 1960 and Kuykendahl,” Briargrove Park, Nassau Bay, Westbury, Huntwick, Briar Forest, “close to the Energy Corridor,” Shepherd Park Plaza, Lazybrook, and Timbergrove each attracted one vote.

The top prize goes to Jeff, whose guess included the magic phrase “close to the Energy Corridor.” Our panel of judges has determined that to be good enough. Plus, his entry had a lot of imagery going for it:

OMG, this is complete cheddar. All thats missing here is a disco ball, an overweight swinger with a thick mustache and gold chain, and some Bee Gees pumping out of the 8 track set upon the shag carpet. Attention Swamplot: John Holmes called and wants his house back.

This week’s honorable mention for commentary goes to Marc, who got the date of the house about right and identified a few telling details, though sadly forgot to include an actual guess of the neighborhood:

So when will Colonial be all retro and hip? Ha! I guess late 60’s to early 70’s ….Recessed fluorescents in the baths, light fixtures. Who switched the breakfast nook light? Cool swag light in the family room. Let’s celebrate the bicentennial all over again.

But special honors go to Karen, who has the distinction of being the first to try the Neighborhood Guessing Game version of shooting the moon. She happened upon the actual listing after submitting her original guess and a follow-up comment, then doubled down on her Nassau Bay deception with this comment — clearly meant to throw her competitors off the heavily-vacuumed scent:

Jeff, this is definitely NOT in the energy corridor! I’m sticking with Nassau Bay – I know it’s a total WAG, but all that blue tells me they were inspired by the sparkling blue waters of Clear Lake. I definitely detect a nautical theme in the decor.

I can’t explain why a house so obviously near NASA is not vacuumed with more attention to directionality and linear patterning. That is just sad.

Was her obfuscation effective? Jeff won anyway, but hats off to Karen for stirring things up! (Note: Any of you interested in following in her footsteps, please take note of item 4 in the rules.)

After the jump: The house’s . . . yes, blueish exterior, and the actual name of that near-the-Energy-Corridor neighborhood!


Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: 13314 Queensbury Ln., Wilchester, Houston

Location: 13314 Queensbury Ln., Wilchester
Details: 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths; 2,937 sq. ft. on a 8,927-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $485,000
The Scoop: Beautifully preserved 2-story brick Colonial from 1966. Front bay windows in Living Room and downstairs Master. Paneled Family Room has parquet floor, original paneling, corner brick fireplace, and overlooks paved patio and large back yard. On market for 6 1/2 weeks; price already cut twice, a total of $30K. Open house this Sunday, 2-4 pm.

Back Yard of Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: 13314 Queensbury Ln., Wilchester, Houston

Back Patio, Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: 13314 Queensbury Ln., Wilchester, Houston

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Living Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Dining Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Family Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Kitchen

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Breakfast Room

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Master Bedroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Bathroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Bedroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Bedroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Bedroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Bathroom

Neighborhood Guessing Game 9: Bathroom

Ready to try again? Next week’s mystery house will be posted Tuesday.

5 Comment

  • Okay, that was just embarrassing. I live minutes away from that house. Yeesh…

    I’m still going to stick with my method of just wildly flailing about and then choosing “Meyerland” for no reason each week. After all, a broken watch is right twice a day…

  • OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!! I won!!!!!! Seriously, finally!!! I know you think – well, I submitted my answer AFTER it was posted, well I DID – but listen – I was right! I didn’t peek or cheat I SWEAR ON MY DAUGHTER’S LIFE- THERE, believe me now? OK – I am interior designer and I’ve seen enough Kickarillo houses to recognize them in my sleep. West of Gessner – you name the street – there’s this exact house on it. I could cry that I forgot to check this one on time this week. So unfair! GUS!!!!!! Not fair! Please – I SWEAR on my DAUGHTER”S LIFE I didn’t cheat!!!

  • Actually, this casa’s got alot of potential with the right remodeling. Naturally, it’s going to have to have ALOT done to it, but there is definitely ALOT to work with, once an appropriate amount of serious gutting is done. Now the sales price has to justify the necessary drastic(rhymes with plastic)surgical budget.

  • Sweet! I won. All may bow before the mighty Jeff.

  • I just couldn’t resist posting on this one. Reminded me too much of my icky childhood. As for guessing a neighborhood, I’m a recent transplant, so I’m still learning my way around.