Thursday Three Hundred: Invite The Inlaws to Stay a While (But Not Forever!) in This Lake Highlands Home

Published October 12, 2012 by Joanna England

I have a small child, so, invariably it seems, he will turn into a shrill, soul-sucking monster just as soon as my mother-in-law leaves from babysitting him. Thank goodness he’s super cute, right?

Somedays, though, I really do consider moving into a home that has an in-law suite. Something private that will be comfortable for Mimi to stay in so she doesn’t have to drive all over creation to come and baby sit every once in a while. An in-home nanny would be living the dream, amiright?

If you’re looking for a home with a second suite, 9363 Hunters Creek is perfect. Presented by Keller Williams’ Matthew Scobee, this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home has two good-sized main floor suites, with the other three bedrooms on the second floor. With 3,459 square feet you won’t even run into the in laws if you play your cards right! And it’s pretty affordable, too, at $327,000.

While the downstairs has fresh moulding and paint in the living and dining areas, the kitchen will need some attention. At the very least a cabinet re-facing is in order, as well as some new appliances. If you’re going to go whole hog, though, might as well rip the whole thing out and start over.

The master bath, with double glass vessel vanities, a slate shower and a jetted tub, is ready to party. Nothing I’d change in there.

Speaking of parties, you can throw a heck of one in the backyard, where there’s a hot tub! I wonder if it’s a time machine?!

Is an in-law suite something that people look for, and would it be a selling point for you?

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at CandysDirt.com