This week’s puzzle prompted some terrific efforts again from our photo-detective readers. With four votes each, Timbergrove and Oak Forest were the most popular guesses. Next came Garden Oaks (with 3 votes), followed by Tanglewood, Meyerland, Willow Meadows, Willowbend, Knollwood Village, and Shepherd Forest, with 2 votes each. Other guesses were Bellaire, Norhill, Timberside, “Mandell/Montrose on Banks or Milford,” Highland Village, Mangum Manor, Lazybrook, Sharpstown, Stella Link/Med Center area, Woodside, Woodshire, Ayrshire, Braes Heights, Afton Oaks, Piney Point, Hedwig Village, Bunker Hill Village, and Briargrove.
This week’s winner is Starkeshia, a guessing-game regular who was the first to name . . . Oak Forest!
The house looks like nearly a total redo, but there also appear to be some original features left such as the front windows, and the front door, hardwoods everywhere, sliding closet doors…I’d say this is a mid century home. Looks too small to be in Meyerland or Bellaire, however.
Our honorable mention goes to margo, for identifying an entertaining but perhaps not especially useful clue: there appear to be burglar bars on the bathroom windows!
Karen also had some comments that helped build the Oak Forest-area consensus:
I see aluminum windows and molding that say early 50s. Small kitchen w/o breakfast area says small house. Ceilings are too low for a bungalow. Wood floors are all new, so could be an Alison redo, but the kitchen base cabinets look original to me, so odds are there was no flood here, just a nice updating job.
Stay with us for the scoop!
Location: 1344 Althea Dr., Oak Forest
Details: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath; 1,015 sq. ft. on a 7,200-sq.-ft. lot
The Scoop: Small, early postwar ranch built in 1947. New stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, under-cabinet lighting, and tile flooring in Kitchen. Extensively landscaped back yard has pool and cabana for TV viewing. On the market for just over a month.
Ready for a rematch? You’ll get one . . . next week!
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