Magnolia Mound is a real street in Memphis. It sits in the gated South Bluffs neighborhood, which is close to downtown, near the trolley line, and has amazing views of the Mississippi River. Trip Brannon's house features more prominently in "Surviving Bitsy" than it does in "Risking Ruin." So, I think about it often. Here are a few pictures of houses on Magnolia Mound that serve as my inspiration in imagining Trip's home.
Can you imagine yummy Trip fixing his bikes in a garage here? I certainly can.