Neighborhood Guessing Game Over: Shakespeare at the Village Corner

We have a winner! The . . . same winner.

Where is this home? There were 2 guesses each for West University, Riverside Terrace, Idylwood, Montrose, and the Heights. The rest: “near Hobby Airport,” Pearland, Southampton, Southgate, Clear Lake, Spring Valley “or the area a little east of there,” “around Rice,” “Longpoint near Spring Branch Med Center,” Meyerland, “MacGregor/Riverside,” “outside the Beltway just south of I-10, maybe near Kirkwood or Dairy Ashford,” Friendswood, “off Lawndale and 45,” Westbury, Garden Oaks, “somewhere in the vicinity of Rice and Rice Village,” “one of the various neighborhoods along Greenbriar and Shepherd between Rice Village and West Alabama,” Oak Forest, Pasadena, and Deer Park.

The winner — for the third week in a row! — is Matt Mystery, who blanketed the Rice University area with a series of guesses, making sure to mention the Rice Village:

That converted attic to me is really the main clue along with that curious mail slot which seems to indicate there is also an entry. So it is in an older neighborhood where even the smaller houses, and this was probably a smaller house with several rooms added on, were a little more “upscale” than normal. One story but with a high-pitched roof which as I recall allowed for better cross-ventilation which kept the house cooler and of course added more storage space in the attic itself. It could be out in the boonies somewhere but my feeling is it’s “inside the loop” and somewhere in the vicinity of Rice and Rice Village although it could be further north in one of the various neighborhoods along Greenbriar and Shepherd between Rice Village and West Alabama and the various neighborhoods between West Alabama and 59 in the Montrose area. Draw a circle using Rice University as the center and I suspect this house is somewhere within a 5 mile radius.

Congratulations, Matt! Our runner-up this week is Carol, who also thought the home was “around Rice.”

Where is it exactly?


Location: 2347 Shakespeare St., Windermere
Details: 3-4 bedrooms, 3 baths; 2,755 sq. ft. on an 8,055-sq.-ft. lot
Price: $595,000
The Scoop: 1945 brick cottage on the corner of Shakespeare and Morningside at the edge of the Rice Village, catty-corner from the new Rice University graduate housing complex. Large finished attic space; recently remodeled Kitchen and bathrooms. Family Room, Sunroom, and Master Bedroom have marble floors. On the market for a little longer than 2 months; price cut $27K in the middle of September.

We’ll be back with another round of the guessing game next Tuesday!

2 Comment

  • Wow. Three in a row. Maybe I should go to Vegas for the weekend.

    I was actually thinking of a house on Dryden which is also in the 2300 block. The converted attic. Almost exactly the same. Quite a few of the homes in that area have the same high-pitched roofs. And when they convert them, they all have the same dormer windows it seems. As if they were always there.

  • Wow – my powers of observation are OFF. I’ve actually looked at this house on HAR and I STILL didn’t recognize it!

    Way to go Matt Mystery – now go buy a lottery ticket.