Here on CandysDirt.com, we cover a lot of Dallas homes on the market, but more and more sources we talk to say the suburbs are where it’s at. Terry Tremaine, 2020 president of MetroTex, the largest Realtor association in North Texas, believes COVID-19 life will send many tried-and-true Dallasites out of denser urban areas and into sparse, country-setting suburbs.
For this week’s Saturday $600k, we head to the Collin County city of Wylie for this listing by Scott Greenberg of RE/MAX DFW Associates. With 2.73 acres to call your own, the country home at 1730 McMillen Road has three bedrooms, four baths, and 3,440 square feet to spread out, plus a 1,200-square-foot powered workshop and oversized three-car garage for all your toys. Asking price is $639,900, which comes out to a nice $186 per square foot. That means you can buy a whole lotta house in Wylie.
This is a one-owner home, so while the original 1999 fixtures and such may need a 2020 update, you know that this home was been well-loved and well taken care of by the homeowners who built it from the ground up.
“This is a great home on a nice piece of land that has been loved and cared for since building,” Greenberg says.
I’ll give you an example. Many present-day production homes are built on poured concrete slab because it’s both simple and cost-effective, while homes built before the 1960s were built on elevated pier and beam foundations. This Wylie home was built on piered beam slab with 44 piers going down 18 to 20 feet below with both post-tensioned and rebar slab. This is a solidly-built home.
We’ll always shoot you straight here. The pink tile in the master bath leaves much to be desired. But what you save on this much house on this much land will leave enough for a bathroom remodel.
What doesn’t need remodeling is the kitchen. It’s fabulous. Three industrial-chic pendant lamps hang down over the eat-in island with a beautiful piece of high-quality granite. Antique painted wood finish on the cabinets with soft-close doors and tin-style ceiling tiles are the finishing touches of this great kitchen.
Of course, there is ample covered porch and patio space for outdoor living and entertaining. Greenberg notes that horses are permitted here, so the 1,200 square foot shop could become one part of a whole farm and pasture setup. This property is rich with possibilities.