One of the things I love about living in the Midwest is the range of home types and architecture that are available. You’ll see a mix of brick, clapboard, small, and spacious homes. Here’s an example in the quaint, nearby river town of St. Charles, Illinois.
Above and below is a beautiful Victorian that has been updated and is a shining star at the top of the hill. Down below flows the Fox River where Pottawatomie Park is situated.
A close-up of the front porch reveals the little lanterns suspended from the porch beam.
A little further down the street is this quaint charmer with its picket fence and cottage garden. I love the diversity of this neighborhood.
Around the corner is a pretty Victorian house painted in pale gray, cream, and white; with just the right touch of fish scale trim. Simple cafe curtains hang in the leaded window.
A side view of this corner-lot home reveals more of its gardens. Note the rain barrel under the downspout to the left of the porch. We have the same one at our house (it’s made by Aquascape where I work).
This stately brick home occupies most of its block. Several years ago it had fallen into disrepair, but today it looks as spectacular as ever.
Another home with fish scale trim, this one is painted green and orange. Not your normal combination, but it does help the details pop.
A charming craftsman style bungalow overlooks Pottawatomie Park and the bright blue Adirondack chairs provide the perfect viewing vantage.
A pair of white rockers down the street provide a similar view of the valley. Pretty coneflowers intermingle with orange daylilies at the edge of the property.
A weathered gray door greets visitors to this multi-peaked roofed home. Green vines add a bit of color and helps tie the home into the surrounding landscape.
A cute little garden shed peeks out from a cottage garden.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of charming old homes in St. Charles. I always enjoy walking around different towns wherever I go.
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