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 prairie fields. Even though my town isn’t sophisticated, it’s charming in its simplicity and variety of architectural styles. So, are you ready to take a walking tour with me?
And since it’s the week of Halloween, you’ll see a few pumpkins and Halloween decorations.
But isn’t that true of every town? I love the color palette of this clapboard cutie!
So if my friend Lora wonders why her home isn’t pictured here, it’s because she’s an east-sider.
Not that there’s anything wrong with the east side … I’m just saving those cute houses for another post!
From time to time, a few stray cats take up residence inside that barn.
Or … if you’re in a festive mood, you can see my holiday home tour from 2012!
And did you notice the diamond-shaped window on the side of the house?
I want it!! They also have an old gas pump by the garage but I couldn’t get a good photo of it.
I asked if I could snap some photos while they were working.
I especially want to take a tour of the third floor.
I’ve been inside this adorable house several times. The original woodwork is still intact. Gorgeous!
Next time we’ll go on a walking tour of the east side of town!