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

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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?

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Cheryl says

    Our current home wouldn't be able to accommodate aging parents, but that is something we will look into when we move and build again someday. It would have to have a 2nd master suite downstairs with a sitting area and a morning kitchen. Also the doorways would have to be wide enough to accommodate a walker or wheelchair.

    Oooooo, I could see myself swinging a sledgehammer through that kitchen. Let me at it.
    I could see having the glass vessel for a powder bath vanity, but not in a bath that would be used daily. Would be spots all over that you'd have to clean constantly (we have hard water).

  2. Cheryl says

    Our current home wouldn't be able to accommodate aging parents, but that is something we will look into when we move and build again someday. It would have to have a 2nd master suite downstairs with a sitting area and a morning kitchen. Also the doorways would have to be wide enough to accommodate a walker or wheelchair.

    Oooooo, I could see myself swinging a sledgehammer through that kitchen. Let me at it.
    I could see having the glass vessel for a powder bath vanity, but not in a bath that would be used daily. Would be spots all over that you'd have to clean constantly (we have hard water).

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