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?
We’re going to begin and end our tour with this Victorian beauty. Streets here are quiet and tree-lined.
And since it’s the week of Halloween, you’ll see a few pumpkins and Halloween decorations.
Our town has a variety of small and large homes. Some are well kept and some, not so much.
But isn’t that true of every town? I love the color palette of this clapboard cutie!
I love the angles and windows on this home. By the way, we’re sticking to the west side of town.
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!
This crooked red barn is right around the corner from my house. I love its weathered look.
From time to time, a few stray cats take up residence inside that barn.
In case this is your first visit to my blog, this is my home! I took this photo in the summer.
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