Luxury Amenities Lure Northwest Suburban Buyers Northwest Suburban

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Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Real Estate Writer


CORRECTION/date 9-21-1996: An incorrect telephone number was listed for Illini-Grove town houses at Illinois Avenue and Plum Grove Road in Palatine. The correct number is (847) 991-6599.


The Northwest suburbs is a fertile area for people searching for upscale attached homes.


Countryside Homes is building Port Barrington Shores on the banks of the Fox River near Barrington. Each of the 32 town houses boasts 2,465 to 2,985 square feet with two or three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Many homes have dens, and they all have full or walk-out basements with 9-foot walls and attached two-car garages. The prices are $310,900 to $344,900. Buyers will find soaking tubs and air conditioning. Private boat docks at the community will be priced at $20,000. Homeowners will also have access to a private island. Port Barrington Shores is on Kazimour Drive, just off River Road and approximately two miles west of Kelsey Road. Call (847) 382-2266.

Crystal Lake

Residential Development Group is building Arbor Walk with prices starting at $165,900. The homes have two or three bedrooms with first-floor dens, loft areas with skylights, fireplaces, basements, air conditioning and two-car garages. The basements can be finished, and other options include screened porches and whirlpool tubs. Arbor Walk is on Barlina Road west of McHenry Avenue. This is east of Huntley Road and north of Ackman Road. Call (815) 459-0170.

Des Plaines

One unit remains for sale at Mill Run developed by Norwood Builders in one six-story building. The Kensington has 1,402 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The third-floor condo is priced at $155,900. The sales center is on the corner of Northwest Highway and River Road. Call (847) 803-1600.

Morton Grove

Delaine Farm of Morton Grove by Elliott Homebuilders will include 31 town houses along with 51 single-family homes. Four town house plans have 1,791 to 2,553 square feet with two or three bedrooms and two, 2 1/2 or three baths. Two-car garages are standard. Pre-construction prices start at $275,900 to $329,900. Standard features include nine-foot first-floor ceilings, fireplaces, basements and air conditioning. A park and playground will be on the site. The community is on Beckwith Road, about 1/2 mile east of Lehigh Avenue. Call (847) 470-8000.


Capri features 84 Tailor-Made two-story and raised-ranch town houses by Concord Homes. The units offer 1,298 to 1,760 square feet with two bedrooms and up to 3 1/2 baths. They are base-priced from $155,490 to $166,990. Take Dee Road north 1/2 mile from Golf Road. Call (847) 824-6464.


Carriage Way Builders is charging $207,500 for homes at Bridge View West. The community is just north of Palatine Road on Quentin Road. Call (847) 934-4660.

The upscale portion of Bernard Katz & Associates, Inc.'s Deerpath Lake is 22 town houses. The base prices for these homes range from $163,500 to $168,000. They have 1,472 to 1,581 square feet with two or three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Fireplaces are among the available enhancements, as are whirlpool tubs and skylights. The community is directly south of a 16-acre lake, and a swimming pool and sun deck will be installed at the west end of the property. Deerpath Lake is on Hicks Road, 1/4 mile south of Lake-Cook Road and just west of Illinois Route 53. Call (847) 934-0800.

Illini-Grove town houses start at $164,900. Buyers will find English basements, 9-foot first-floor ceilings and two-car heated garages. …