One of the many benefits of living in the Chicago area is the diverse architecture you’ll find as you pass from neighborhood to neighborhood. It’s no secret my favorite places to walk are historic districts with their magnificent homes. I love the details you find on these old and charming beauties. This week I was fortunate to enjoy an afternoon with my daughter Bridget having lunch, shopping, and looking at historic homes in Wheaton, Illinois.
My parents lived in Wheaton when they were first married. They both attended Wheaton College, although my mom dropped out when dad asked her to be his bride. The college is just a couple blocks east of this Victorian beauty.
Architectural details on Victorian houses always look so much better when painted with contrasting colors. The only problem is … having to paint the house! I’m so glad we got our Victorian cottage painted last fall.