Neighborhood Guessing Game: Red Bed Net

Another Neighborhood Guessing Game, and this time there’s a prize! If you win, you get a one-year individual membership in the Rice Design Alliance! Are you ready to play?

All you need to do to win is guess the location of the pictured home. If more than one of you guesses the correct neighborhood, the player who provided the best explanation for the guess gets the prize.

If you already know this home, or if you come across it while we’re playing the game, please don’t spill the beans and ruin the fun for everyone else. Instead, send Swamplot a link to the listing (so we’re clued in), then submit a well-argued but just-plain-wrong guess. If you do this well and fool a few readers in the process, you’ll get special recognition for your efforts. And if nobody guesses the actual neighborhood, you could win the prize!

Let’s see a few more photos now, yo?


Think you’ve got a notion? . . . What if your hunch is right?

Go for it! Put your guesses in the comments. Winner or no winner, we’ll announce the answer on Thursday!

Update, 11/19: And here’s the answer!

Photos: HAR

15 Comment

  • I am getting a Southampton vibe.

  • I’m thinking Bellaire.. nice ’70s build.. Let’s hope they take their decorations and furniture when they move..

  • Some of those rooms are big. That makes me more inclined to go with Tanglewood. I agree on the 70’s construction.

  • Agreed: a larger,‘70s, center-hall colonial. Probably in an upscale neighborhood judging from the mature ivy on that close-by fence or wall. I’m guessing there’s been only one homeowner. The LR & DR are frozen in time looking like a diorama. Other rooms have seen a steady attrition of furnishings, probably sold off by the adult daughter nesting upstairs, who comes downstairs only to eat standing up at the cooking island, where she leaves the damp dishtowel slung over the cabinet door.
    Looks to me like Champions, or off Memorial near the tollway, so I’ll guess Baytown just because it’s nearly opposite… :-)
    The last pic is funny: Where exactly is the potty? Are there enough towels in there?

  • Gessner and Wilcrest area

  • Agreed with Bellaire. More money than taste, right ghee. ugh.

  • Why hold back?

    Pearland, Sugarland, Woodlands, Katy, Southampton, Heights, Briar Forest, Downtown, Bellaire, Memorial, West U, Deer Park, League City, Clear Lake, Greatwood, Willowbrook, Spring, Champions, Kingwood, Midtown, Montrose, Rice Military, Camp Logan, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Timbergrove, Upper Kirby, Galleria, Afton Oaks, Gulfton, Spring Branch, Sharpstown, Alief, Braeburn, Tanglewilde, Westchase, Barker Cypress, Greenspoint, Cinco Ranch, Baytown, EaDo, River Oaks, or Wards 1-6.

    If it’s not one of those, it’s within 20 miles of one of those.

    Thanks! I’ll take my prize now.

  • Corian countertops and bundles of berber but a small yard, judging from the wall outside the kitchen. And are those metal windows? Entry level luxury. Something about this place says The Woodlands, Texas to me.

  • I was first thinking center hall colonial. However the lack of windows in several rooms makes me think large townhome or patio home built in the 80’s. Where? I don’t know. River Oaks or Timbergrove.

  • Obligatory tacky comment: Is that Chaz Bono in the top photo?

    I was going to go with Riverside Terrace, but it doesn’t go with photo #1. So just for grins, I’ll go with Avondale.

  • The decorations in this home point to outside the loop, around the beltway or beyond! The photos give very little indication to era, except for the kitchen. From the knob placement on the cabinets (I betcha that these cabinets original had yellow or green ceramics knobs), to the custom built vent apron over the island, this kitchen screams 70’s!!!

    Now to location. Ok, these rooms are large. The formal dining room has a table that seats at least eight and still has room to spare. The kids bedroom has enough floor space for a full bed (covered in red netting), a sitting area (complete with a pleather sofa, Ikea loveseat, coffee table & rug and a big screen tv hiding in the corner), plus a desk (set executive style in front of the window so this little lady can watch that big screen while planning her takeover of the student council or cheerleading squad). My favorite is the “home gym” decorated with an Oriental Style rug and a Bombay Style chest! This home has gotta be HUGE! The home is obviously a two-story, as seen in the photo of the living, showing the stairs just outside the living room arch. What leads me to the location is the fact that the home has almost no yard, as seen in the many photos which show the ivy covered wall outside of every window. This leads me to the many townhome communities built in the 70’s and 80’s, around the Beltway.

    My scientific calculations, lead me to believe that this home is just inside the Beltway, and just off Memorial Dr.

  • Those lovely colonial colors of the living room take me back to a 1993 when Hillary still hadn’t mastered a hairstyle. Something about this place says remodelled duplex or a townhome that isn’t crammed 7 to a 50′ lot. Since we are now guessing in a broader sense, can I just say it is on Planet Earth and call it a day? But just for the heckuva it, I’ll say West Lane Place from the Georgian revival era of the early 90’s.

  • My best guess is early to mid-1980s… somewhere south of Richmond and west of Hillcroft. I’m thinking the Stoney Brook or Westbriar/Tanglewilde area. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  • I vote Tealwood (Memorial/Gessner area).

  • Wilmington, Delaware or one of those McMansions on a tiny lot in Champions, the rooms are huge or is it realtor trick photography?