KLM Builders Inc. announces the opening of two new communities: Whispering Oaks in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, and The Pines in Lake Villa. Both communities feature contemporary, semi-custom ranch and two-story homes located close to schools, shopping, dining and recreation.

The new communities from KLM, one of the largest semi-custom homebuilders in Northern Illinois, stand out from others for their premium locations and variety of model choices, as well as their standard inclusions that normally list as upgrades with other builders. These standard features include but are not limited to:

• Granite or quartz countertops

• Furniture-quality cabinetry

• Whirlpool appliances

• Kohler plumbing fixtures

• High-efficiency heating and air conditioning

• Full basements

Homebuyers enjoy a variety of customization options from KLM, so it's always easy to make the house truly a unique home that suits individual needs. Home model customization may include distinctive ceiling styles, fireplaces, expansive decks for outdoor entertaining, screened in porches, and spacious kitchen islands.

Whispering Oaks

Whispering Oaks offers homebuyers the opportunity for a new home construction ideally located just across the Illinois/Wisconsin border east of Highway 12 in Twin Lakes, a Kenosha County city with about 6,000 residents. KLM presents well-equipped single-family homes on a variety of lot sizes in Whispering Oaks.

Lots range from about one-quarter to three-quarters of an acre with city sewer. Fourteen different home models, including eight ranch styles and six two-story styles, are available with prices from the mid $200,000s.

The ranch homes of Whispering Oaks offer three bedrooms and up to 2.5 baths. Homebuyers may select floor plans that include two- or three-car garages and a range of living space, from 1,675 to more than 2,000 square feet. Two-story models have three to four bedrooms with 2.5 bathrooms plus two- or three-car attached garages. Square footage for the six two-story models starts at 2,000 square feet and extends beyond 2,800 square feet.

The community of Whispering Oaks sits nestled near Lake Elizabeth, at the intersection of Wilmont Avenue and Matthews Avenue. It's about 70 miles to downtown Chicago, 16 miles to Lake Geneva, and offers easy access to Highway 173 and I-94.

The Pines

The Pines is located off North Cedar Lake Road and just south of West Grand Avenue/Route 132. Lake Villa residents enjoy easy access to I-94, with the community sitting about 55 miles north of the Chicago Loop.

The Pines offers well-equipped single-family homes in both ranch and two-story designs from the low $300,000s with styles customizable to suit a buyer's needs.

New ranch and two-story plans feature two-car attached garages and a rage of sizes from 2,000 to more than 3,000 square feet. Discover homes with three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms, plus floor plans like the Harrison that include a den/flex space and covered porch.

Choose from four models of two-story homes with 2,340 square feet to more than 2,800 square feet available. Features include three to four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and two- to three-car attached garages. Many of the designs also include a mud room, formal dining room, main level office space, and master en suite with large walk-in closet.

For more information, call (815) 678-4018 or visit online at www.KLMBuilders.com.