Swamplot looks for best teardown
Swamplot, the cheeky Web site we love to read because it covers Houston real estate with attitude, has posted candidates for its annual Houston real estate awards and none gets us as excited as this year's "Best Teardowns."
The poor, hideous structures that made the list (we almost feel bad for them, almost) span everything from long decaying complexes like The Savoy Apartments to the 5-million-dollar teardown that is Giorgio Borlenghi's old pad in Sherwood Forest.
Other categories in this year's real estate roundup include Best Vacancy (the Alabama and Tower Theaters are nominees), Favorite Houston Design Cliché (last year's winner was "Tuscanization"), Grocery Store of the Year, Neighborhood of the Year, Most Over and Under-Appreciated Neighborhoods (We vote West U and Timbergrove, respectively), the "Only In Houston" Award and the Greatest Moment in Houston Real Estate — we think Ashby Highrise's flip floppage should be a contender.
Voting instructions, for those who care to add their two cents, can be be found here.