Your votes are in! And the winners weren’t: Eastwood (with 3 guesses), Woodland Heights, the Heights (2 guesses), Winlow Place, West University, Midtown, south Midtown, between Midtown and the Third Ward, around Elgin and 288, Montrose (3 guesses), Temple Terrace, “close to University of St. Thomas and the Menil,” Tanglewood, Southmore area, Riverside Terrace, Audubon Place (3 guesses), Sixth Ward near Houston Ave., the near Northside (2 guesses), Binz, Eastside, Avondale, Timbergrove, San Felipe/Briar Hollow, Mandell Place, Lawndale, or Lindale Park.
The correct answer was . . . the Westmoreland Historic District. Congratulations to reader tcpIV, who figured it out!
Four honorable mentions this week! The first goes to MariaO, who didn’t seem to make any mistakes . . . until she climbed too high:
Feels like a Montrose duplex to me, built in the 1930s but (mostly) renovated in the early 80s. I remember my grandma having that mediallion tile pattern from the second bathroom in her kitchen around that era.
Could be the north end of Montrose close to Allen Parkway â€” Iâ€™ll go out on a limb and say Temple Terrace.
The next goes to Cathy, who wasn’t too far away either:
1920â€™s or 30â€™s: tall ceilings and plenty of pre-AC windows. The kitchen could be an add-on â€” no original windows â€” but the door to the pantry makes you think it is in the original location. And Iâ€™d guess that the 2nd bathroom is new, or was new in the 70â€™s.
How many neighborhoods did Houston have in the 30â€™s? Iâ€™ll guess Avondale.
This has the earmarks of a home built around 1928-1935. Lots of remodelling evident from the 1970s kitchen to the garish Spanishesque floor tile in bath number two. The front door looks to be less than ten years old.
Judging from the size of the rooms and footprint, this seems too large for the standard 50â€² lot in much of the Heights.
My guess is Mandell Place in Montrose.
Oh, and karen too:
I agree with JT about the timeframe for this house. Itâ€™s not quite bungalow style, and the interior fireplace puts it later in the 20th centuryâ€¦.high ceilings, too. And itâ€™s built on a pretty high crawl space foundation – see how the fence looks low from the windows! But the narrow moldings say late â€™20s or early â€™30s to me. Later â€™30s had much smaller rooms.
I think itâ€™s weird that the butlerâ€™s pantry has a space heater while the kitchen has forced air. Whatâ€™s that about?
The last time anyone spent any serious money on this house was in the 80s or early 90s when they put in new kitchen cabinets. So this is likely in a neighborhood thatâ€™s seen some tear down pressure in the last decade or so, making many of the above guesses reasonable. On the other hand, the place is in good shape, telling me that the sellers arenâ€™t sure if itâ€™s a teardown or a remodel. Perhaps the previous owners simply lived on a budget and couldnâ€™t afford the excesses of the â€™90s and â€™00s.
There was more than met the eye with this one:
Location: 407 Westmoreland St., Westmoreland Historic District
Details: 2 bedrooms in each duplex apartment; 1 bedroom in garage apartment; 3,843 total sq. ft. on a 7,875-sq.-ft. lot
The Scoop: 2-story brick-and-stone duplex in Westmoreland Place with garage apartment in rear. Built in 1933; first time on market. Large rooms; original unpainted millwork. Wrought-iron fence and gate in front; separate entries for each unit. 4-car garage has additional bay for workroom. Listed for less than a week.
Lots of great voting, everyone! Y’all’ll have another chance next Tuesday.
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