Two weeks ago I shared a walking tour of Aurora, Illinois’ westside historic district. Today is round two of touring this amazing residential area with amazing historic homes.
First up on today’s tour is this lovely clapboad Victorian home painted green with creamy trim and accents of red. Note the unique treatment on the windows and the corbels at the roof line.
A side view of this beautiful home reveals a bay window and double-decker screened porch.
A stately brick home with complementary blue shutters and front door might appeal to those of you who appreciate traditional style. I love the placement of the sconce light above the door, along with the architectural trim underneath the top middle window.
What I love about this neighborhood is the variety of home styles from street to street. A white craftsman bungalow intermixes with brick and Victorian homes on the block.
This yellow charmer is now for sale on the real estate market! The interior is truly amazing and you can tour the inside on Zillow!
Burgundy trim looks great on a dark green Victorian home. The full porch, picket fence, and arbor gate all enhance the curb appeal factor.
I wish newer home construction included a bit more architectural details. It seems to me that we’ve moved away from architecture art forms in lieu of providing bigger homes for less money. I guess I’ve always been a form-over-function kind of girl.
Here’s another angle of this beautiful red brick home showing more of its pretty details. In the far west Chicago suburbs where I live, you won’t find many new brick homes. If the house has brick, it’s more of a siding treatment (i.e. not full bricks) that’s only applied to the front of the house.
Another beautiful painted lady! Our walking tour of Aurora’s westside historic district was so much fun. The eye candy seemed to go on and on. The turret on this home is lovely and I’m sure the interiors don’t disappoint.
A creamy home with blue shutters has an attractive hip roof with matching red brick chimneys.
What captured my eye on this beauty is the muted color scheme, the deep front porch, and the charming oval-shaped window on the second floor.
Fish scale trim and a wrap-around porch create curb appeal for this painted lady.
Not all the older homes in the neighborhood are large. Love all the windows on this brick charmer!
And check out the cute carrot wreath on the front door!
We started today’s tour with a green Victorian beauty; and we’re ending with a second one. Are you like me and wish you could see the inside of each one of these historic homes?
There’s one more round of Aurora historic homes to share. Each one is just as pretty as the next!
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