We're officially on the brink of obsession.
Browsing through the Houston Press Flickr pool this afternoon, we saw that an enigmatically named user called Secret5468 had posted a triptych of photos, all featuring the mystery mansion above. It calls to mind the Winchester Mansion with its rambling and slightly insane beauty, oddly-placed turrets and wrought-iron fence. But, maddeningly, Secret5468 didn't post any information about the manse or its location.
We've been obsessed enough in the past with certain of Houston's lost mansions to sneak into them just to satisfy our own curiosity or write long histories of their surroundings for the sake of our own edification. So we have to know where this house is.
Readers, does this house look familiar to you? Can you tell us any more information about it?
Please, for the sake of all that is holy, tell us that it's haunted by the ghosts of escaped mental patients or that it's Houston's version of the Amityville house of horrors. We could die happy knowing that a treasure like that is in our backyards.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.