Old houses tug at my heart strings … they offer quirky character not found in homes built today. You know, things like creaky stairs, floors that a marble can roll across without a push from the finger, drafty doors … stuff like that. But more importantly, old homes offer the charm of imperfection only found after many years of love and living. And so, when I need a pick-me-up, I can always count on the beautiful, historic homes of the Fox River Valley to brighten my mood.
The red roof of this stone manor lends itself to the festive spirit of Christmas (it wasn’t in the movie though).
and the two small windows above the porch roof really make this a charmer.
voted one of 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle Magazine.
Check out the detail of the front door and dentil molding at the roofline.
I wanna curl up in there with some hot chocolate for the weekend.
windows on the first floor that give it the flavor of a plantation.
at the peak is just adorable! As you can see, it’s home to Arbor Avenue Antiques.
If you ever come to Chicago to visit, be sure to head west and visit the valley.
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Joining the Following Parties …
Tuesday Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Potpourri Friday at 2805