We’ve had a pretty good run of 35 Neighborhood Guessing Games. So a train wreck like this week’s contest was probably overdue.
At least 6 participants in this round already knew the property posted on Tuesday. Sadly, only one bothered to spice up the game by writing in with the answer, then attempting to deceive the other players with wacky but mildly credible guesses. Most everyone stuck by the rules, but those rules will probably need to see some adjustments (beginning next year) to prevent the NGG from turning into a contest where players compete to guess at things they already know.
Here’s where those of you who were actually guessing thought this colorful pad might be: Meyerland, Tanglewood, the edge of River Oaks, Southampton, Mandell Place, Montrose, the Medical Center, the near Northside near Patton and Main, on Blossom near Shepherd, the Memorial Villages, “somewhere near the Galleria,” Rivercrest, Southgate, Rice Military, Camp Logan, Memorial near Westcott, “that modernish enclave of new houses north of Richmond and west of Kirby,” “just west or southwest of Highland Village shopping center,” or off Woodway near Buffalo Bayou.
The winner this week was John, who managed to stretch out his quick guess into this complete sentence:
My guess is, of all places, Tanglewood.
A few of the many (later) Tanglewood entries:
I think it is that hideous house that is painted school bus yellow just off the boulevard that was built maybe 10 years ago.
this has to be that horrible house in tanglewood near chimney rock.
This has to be that bright yellow, Legorreta wannabe house just east of Chimney Rock.
It reminds me of the hotel Pierce Bronsan stayed at in Matador. All that purple, pink and yellow sure is festive.
Special honors go to this week’s double-agent, Richard, who unleashed some mad FUD-inducing skillz:
The owners of this paean to contemporary high-class-Mexican architecture are probably maxing out their platinum American Express cards at the Louis Vuitton shop at the Galleria. The scale and colors remind me of the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City, but if they want to sell this house in Rivercrest, they’re going to have to make a trip to Home Depot for some taupe and tan colored paint. This second-home for Mexican immigrants of the non-gardening-or-custodial variety is in Rivercrest, probably even north of Briar Forest on Crestbend. . . .
In fact, after reviewing a previous Swamplot headline, may I venture to guess it’s on the corner of Crestbend and Enchilada??
So what’s the scoop?
Location: 5668 Lynbrook Dr., Tanglewood
Details: 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths; 5,133 sq. ft. on a 17,100-sq.-ft. lot
The Scoop: Large fin de siècle multihued Mexican-Modernish compound designed by Sandra Castellanos of homebuilder Rohe and Wright, one house in from Chimney Rock in Tanglewood. Exterior stucco is bright yellow. “Inspired by the sophisticated design of award-winning architects Luis Barragan and Ricardo Legorreta.” Floors are tile downstairs, carpet up. Reflection pool off deep covered porch has hand-painted tiles. Automatic driveway gate. Detached garage has guest quarters upstairs. Listed since late July.
And now you know. Wanna play again next week?
- Neighborhood Guessing Game: Local Color [Swamplot]