More new players in this week’s Neighborhood Guessing Game . . . but more old guesses, too!
Three of the 4 Montrose guesses were nicely specific: We had Montrose north of Alabama and west of Montrose Blvd., “the northwestern corner of Montrose, east of Shepherd around West Dallas,” and “either off Hawthorne or above Westheimer between Dunlavy and Montrose.” Two of you guessed the Heights, with a third player specifying the “Shepherd/Durham side” of the neighborhood. There was another vote for Woodland Heights.
Six guesses clumped together: Boulevard Oaks, Edgemont, Greenbriar, Southampton, Southgate, off Bissonnet east of Kirby. We had individual guesses of Garden Oaks, River Oaks, “the area around Braeswood and Buffalo Speedway,” and Bunker Hill. Also, single votes for the generic “Eastside,” “around the Medical Center off 288,” Eastwood, Idylwood, Sienna Plantation, Sugarland, Friendswood, Pearland, and Village Grove in Pasadena.
The winner is . . . first-time guesser Chris, who strolled right into the correct neighborhood:
Nicely remodeledâ€¦has a 20â€™s or 30â€™s style, though I cannot tell if it is designed that way or authentic. Looks like they use every inch for living or storage, which means it *is* probably genuinely oldâ€“still, I am not sure of the actual size as the wide-angle lens throws me off. Still, the look is reminiscient of Eastwoodâ€™s finer homes, or perhaps Idylwood.
. . . but then kept on going:
Or maybe off Greenbriar around Rice. Now Iâ€™m confusing myself.
Come on back to the East Side, Chris!
Another first-time player, Brian, clearly deserves an honorable mention for making these sharp calls:
It looks like the dropped ceilings along the edge of the kitchen were done for the sole purpose of adding air conditioning after construction. The vegetation appears too close, too big, too lush to be new construction. The roof line on the second floor seems more shingle style than victorian, so I doubt the Heights.
After the jump: on the Live Bodies side of Brays Bayou. Plus . . . it’s been snagged!
Location: 1504 N. MacGregor Way, Idylwood
Details: 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths; 2,407 sq. ft. on a 7,400-sq.-ft. lot
The Scoop: 2-story 1939 brick home on the low eastern edge of Idylwood, with large windows facing Brays Bayou across the street. Den has built-in bookshelves and window seat; Master Bedroom features 4 closets. Two separate back patios. Four-year-old garage with apartment above. On the market a little more than 3 weeks. Status just switched to “option pending” within the last two days.
Nice game, y’all. Shall we do it again next Tuesday?