Charming Old Farm Houses

Last year about this time I shared photos of some of the charming old farm houses in my town. Hubby and I went for a walk the other night and I grabbed my camera to get a few more photos of some of the local houses I love. This house sits on a nice piece of property in town. Earlier this year it was a pale mint green, so I was surprised when one morning while out for a run, I noticed the owners painted it a bold blue and gave it a new porch. I … [Read more...]

Cute Houses in my Hometown

Today I'm excited to share with you a smattering of cute houses in my hometown. Not my birth town in Illinois, but the town where I currently live and blog. Many of you know that I live where the suburbs of Chicago meet the country farm fields ... thus the  name of my blog, Town and Country Living. We enjoy the best of both worlds here. Travel to the east and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Chicago. Travel to the west and relish the idyllic … [Read more...]

More Historic Homes in Sycamore, Illinois

A little over a week ago my hubby and I took a little jaunt over to Sycamore to take a walk in the historic district. I took too many pictures to share in one post, so this is part two of some beautiful homes in the Land of Lincoln. (You can view the first post here.) A blue exterior and wrap-around porch paints a charming slice of Americana.Another roomy porch shows off unique half-moon cut-outs in the railing.A gorgeous brick home with … [Read more...]

The Historic Streets of Sycamore, Illinois

Savannah, Georgia has some of the most amazing residential architecture in the United States, so beautiful that General Sherman didn't have the heart to burn it down during the Civil War. Travel quite a bit north to a cozy, Yankee town just 60 miles west of the heart of Chicago, whose gracious homes remind me of many found in that historic painted lady of Savannah. Won't you join me for a walk around Sycamore ...Sycamore is the quintessential … [Read more...]

Pretty in Pink

Would you live in a pink house? Our circa 1875 Victorian-style farmhouse was pink when we first moved in 15 years ago. And although I didn't mind since pink is my favorite color, we've since painted it a buttery yellow. I'm editing some photos of its exterior and hope to post them soon. For now, I'm giving a nod to our home's history by celebrating pink houses. What a darling home! From the pink clapboard to the white accents, this home has … [Read more...]

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