5215 Swiss Ave., $999,999

You may have noticed that it’s not so easy to buy a house these days. Something goes on the market, and three hours later, it’s under contract. So if you have a million dollars handy, you may want to snap up this Swiss Avenue treasure. Located on two-thirds of an acre, this Prairie-style home has been fully updated. That means you can enjoy the classic features while taking advantage of modern updates like the kitchen with Carrara marble and a third-floor bonus space that’s an ideal spot for a screening room or a playroom for the kids. Speaking of the children, they will absolutely adore having a pool, spa, and cabana in the backyard. With children come grandparents, as you probably well know. Why not invite the in-laws to stay for a night—or even forever? Full guest quarters await above the cabana. Act fast, and you will all live happily ever after.

Jenny Wood for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International. 214-729-0560.