The Chickory III model home wows visitors with its quiet interior that reflects the calm and serenity of the lake in the Norton Lake subdivision of Campton Hills.

The Shodeen Homes model will be showcased in the Northern Illinois Homebuilders Cavalcade of Homes Sept. 7-17.

"We are thrilled with the Chickory III model and excited to have prospective buyers tour the home and see the quality construction, detailed craftsmanship and exceptional features that are included in every Shodeen home," said Anna Harmon, director of marketing and public relations for the builder.

A charming covered front porch welcomes you to the four-bedroom Chickory III model home.

Norton Lake offers a collection of ranch and two-story designs with three or four bedrooms, two to 3½ baths, basements and a two- or three-car garage.

The model features interior design by Gayle Todd of Franklin and Kent Designs LTD in Glen Ellyn. The popular greige color palette with warm, muted colors and natural woods reign throughout the home, and patterns, textures and faux furs add interest.

The two-story Chickory is base priced from $440,757 and features 2,863 square feet, four bedrooms, 3½ baths, lookout basement and three-car, side-load garage.

With a deep tray ceiling, the master bedroom is an oasis of calm.

A charming covered front porch welcomes you to this open design with an immediate sense of spaciousness.

Off the entry, a study with French doors offers privacy and a perfect work-from-home space. On the opposite side, a formal dining room with large wood table is topped with a candle display.

Rich hardwood plank flooring flows through the main floor and leads to the casual living areas to the rear of the home.

Light and bright, the showpiece kitchen features a center island, white glazed cabinetry with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A ceramic backsplash brings a custom touch.

The family room features a marble fireplace flanked by windows and interior design by Gayle Todd of Franklin and Kent Designs LTD in Glen Ellyn.

A round wooden table sits in the breakfast nook that overlooks the lake and accesses the deck.

The family room features a marble fireplace flanked by windows with a plasma TV above. A sofa, love seat and two chairs provide plenty of seating.

With a stunning, deep tray ceiling, the master bedroom is an oasis of calm with his-and-hers walk-in closets, dressing area and private luxury bath with double-bowl vanity, soaking tub and separate shower. A second-floor laundry adds convenience.

Secondary bedrooms include a guest room with private full bath, a nursery done in gray tones with a fun safari theme, and a room designed for a middle-school girl with white furnishings and pink, gold, cream and metallic tones. The two children's rooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath.

Norton Lake sits west of Randall Road just off Route 64 in the village of Campton Hills. Shopping and dining abounds on Randall Road, in the Geneva Commons Mall and in downtown St. Charles and Geneva.

Several Metra stations sit nearby, and residents have easy access I-88 and I-90.

The Chickory offers two other elevations with 2,863 square feet priced from $429,632. Five other designs offer a choice of three elevations and include Southfork ranch with 2,373 square feet and priced from $408,357; Abigail ranch with 2,688 square feet from $447,279; Donovan with 2,871 to 2,945 square feet from $458,576; Bluestem with 2,993 square feet from $457,286; and Canterbury with 3,339 square feet from $476,774.

The Chickory III model at Norton Lake is located at 39W679 Norton Lake Drive. The community is just south of Route 64 (North Avenue) and Norton Glen Boulevard. For more information, call (630) 232-8181 or visit www.shodeenhomes.com.