This weekend, Plote Homes is hosting a Fall Extravaganza at The Lakes of Boulder Ridge, the Northwest suburbs' premier golf course community.

Anyone who purchases this Saturday or Sunday, Oct. 14 or 15, and builds a new home at the Lake In The Hills neighborhood will receive a free screened-in porch upgrade along with a free finished basement.

"The country club setting and incredible scenery at The Lakes of Boulder Ridge truly are what set this community apart," said Scott Ballard, director of homebuilding for Plote Homes, the property's developer. He pointed out that only a limited number of homes still are available with golf course or water views.

"The screened-in porch allows homeowners to experience and enjoy the outdoors for many months throughout the year," he said. "Those who choose this option decorate to their liking. Some use the space as a reading nook where they can listen to the calming effects of the nature around them. Others sip morning coffee or have dinner on the porch while others watch movies or their favorite TV shows."

The screened-in porch is one of numerous options offered on the homes at The Lakes of Boulder Ridge. Other upgrades are decorative elements such as tray ceilings and crown molding, luxury master baths, fireplaces, family room or dinette bump outs, and more.

Ballard said the ability to personalize is one of the main attractions for buyers at The Lakes of Boulder Ridge. In fact, some have stated that with so many options to choose from -- more than a typical tract builder -- these homes have a real custom feel.

Another popular option Plote Homes offers at The Lakes of Boulder Ridge is a finished basement. During the Fall Extravaganza, new purchasers can upgrade from a standard basement to a finished one at no additional cost.

"This is an outstanding value because it adds substantial square footage on the lower level with minimal expense," said Ballard. "Perfect for guests or extended family stays, the finished basement includes a bedroom and full bath along with a rec room. Buyers can further upgrade to feature a wet bar if they so choose."

The finished lower level expands the living space in the easy-living ranch designs at The Lakes of Boulder Ridge. In all, four duplex plans with 1,710 to 2,254 square feet of space, two bedrooms, two baths, and two-car garages are available. Base prices range from $313,900 to $353,900.

In addition to the duplexes, four designs are offered for the detached, single-family homes. They have 1,710 to 2,243 square feet of space, two bedrooms, two baths and two-car garages for base prices that range from $369,900 to $405,900.

While buyers are able to add their own personal touches and build homes from the ground up, Plote Homes also offers a selection of homes ready for quick move-in for those who prefer a shorter timeline. Depending on the stage of construction, new-home purchasers may still be able to pick flooring, countertops, fixtures and other finishing details to suit their tastes. Whether building a quick move-in home or one specifically for a client, Plote Homes is dedicated to providing excellent service and a superior level of craftsmanship.

Beyond the homes themselves, the low maintenance lifestyle attracts people to The Lakes of Boulder Ridge. In fact, all yard work in the warm weather and snow removal in cold months is handled by the homeowners association. This leaves homeowners with more time to spend on activities they enjoy.

For example, they can become country club members and dine or golf any time. The Lakes of Boulder Ridge backs up to the meticulously well-manicured west nine of the Boulder Ridge Country Club.

The property is near the Randall Road corridor, as well, which offers shopping, dining, recreation and more.

To visit The Lakes of Boulder Ridge during the Fall Extravaganza, take Algonquin Road and turn north at Frank Road. The community is west of Randall Road and east of North Lakewood Road in Lake In The Hills.

A new model at 4885 Coyote Lakes Circle is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information on special promotions offered this weekend only, call (847) 854-3008 or visit