Spring is one of my favorite times to take walks around quaint residential streets to enjoy the tulips and flowering trees. I’ve shown some of the larger historic homes of Geneva, Illinois on my blog in the past. But today I want to show you some of the more affordable cottages and bungalows on the northeast side of town.
Last week I shared gorgeous homes on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee, and I’ve got more to come. But today we’re back to my stomping grounds and my favorite town for shopping.
Let’s start today’s walking tour with the dark gray tudor-style cottage above. This house recently went on the market so you can see the inside here on Redfin. The kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated and updated and the house has a nice flow to it.
Right next door is one of many cottages and bungalows on the east side. This one has a welcoming, red front door. Even the mailbox matches the door with its peaked shape. Bunches of tulips pop up here and there in the landscape.
Right across the street is another stylish Tudor in dark green with an arched, maroon front door.
Here’s a light green cottage a little further down the street.
You’ll find larger Tudor homes in town, too. Check out the detail on the chimney though.
If you’re wondering what the purple flowering trees are that you see in several of these photos, they’re redbuds. I wish I had one in my yard – I’ve always loved them.
This blue bungalow might be my favorite house on the northeast side of Geneva, which is the town where I grew up, by the way. I lived on the northwest side of town which has homes built in the fifties and sixties. I think this bungalow might be a Sears Kit home. There are several of them in town.
This little cottage makes me smile with its cheery tulips and flowering trees. It has some fun details like the fish scale trim at the peak and the curvy porch dormer.
I love that the homeowners painted the front door of their white bungalow in a pretty green color.
Next door to the white house is a red brick bungalow that was highly popular when the near suburbs of Chicago were being built. The black painted shutters and trim really set off the facade and improve the humble home’s curb appeal.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of cottages and bungalows in my old home town of Geneva. I lived there for almost 30 years before moving a little further west. Which house was your favorite?
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