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On the Market: Boulder Ridge Estates home, Lake in the Hills

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  • This Bolder Ridge Estates home is in Lake in the Hills.

    This Bolder Ridge Estates home is in Lake in the Hills.

  • The home features more than 6,000 square feet of living space.

    The home features more than 6,000 square feet of living space.

  • The back of the home overlooks the Boulder Ridge Country Club golf course.

    The back of the home overlooks the Boulder Ridge Country Club golf course.

By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

You will feel like you are on vacation 365 days each year in this Boulder Ridge Estates home, overlooking Lake in the Hills-prized Boulder Ridge Country Club.

This lovely brick and cedar home is set along the second fairway and, thanks to the two-story deck and screened porch, the owners can take full advantage of watching the golfers go by, whether they choose to purchase club membership or not.

This elegant, professionally-landscaped home features 6,000-plus square feet of elegant décor and finishes, including custom millwork, tray ceilings, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, a two-story family room, gourmet kitchen, first-floor guest room suite and a second-floor laundry room.

The walkout lower level is finished and features a recreation room with fireplace, game room and bar.

Listing agent Katy Mele of Prudential American Heritage in Barrington offers more details:

What's the hidden gem in this house?

"The hidden gems in this house are the spectacular golf course views from every room. The home is situated on the second fairway of Boulder Ridge. The private and serene setting can be enjoyed from the two-tier deck, screened-in porch or walkout lower level. The choice is yours!"

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"The perfect buyer would be anyone looking for all the amenities that country club living has to offer in a gated community. There is so much to do -- golf, tennis, swimming, social clubs, youth activities, dining and enjoying the exceptional clubhouse facility. There is something for members of all ages to enjoy. Membership is available, but not required, to live at Boulder Ridge."

What surprises you about this house?

"The biggest surprise is the amount of living space here. It features more than 6,000 square feet, an open and flowing floor plan and spacious room sizes. This is a home truly designed for raising a family, yet it is also ideal for executive living and entertaining. The builder's attention to detail shines throughout.

If this house were featured on a television program, which one would it be?

"This home could be featured on a televised PGA Tour event. Surrounding the home, 27 holes of private championship golf await you, with more than 7,000 yards of lush fairways and immaculate greens, set amid rolling terrain. Fabulous estate and fairway homes abound in this community."

What's the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"Boulder Ridge Estates in Lake in the Hills offers its homeowners the sophistication and excitement of country club living with all of the amenities associated with that lifestyle. You choose how involved you want to be with your neighbors in this gated community."

What's one adjective you'd use to describe the house?

"Spectacular, both inside and out."

Name three plants, flowers or trees in the yard.

"Lush fairways with a plethora of foliage including flowering plants and trees."

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