Last week I shared a walking tour of my recent visit to Sycamore, and today, you get to fall in love with even more of the captivating older homes populating this charming midwestern town. As the weeks progress toward Christmas, I hope to capture a few more neighborhoods dressed for the holidays. But for now, let’s wander the streets of Sycamore.
I love the unique windows of this beauty – I want to go on the third floor and see the view from the four little windows in a row. I like that the homeowner painted the front door red to contrast with the yellow siding. Several years ago I shared a collection of red doors on a variety of home styles.
A large burnt orange charmer enjoys a contrasting green trim. Looking at colors in the paint store, I probably wouldn’t have put this combination together but I really like it. The arched trim over the doorway is a nice detail, along with the large porch to the side. This is a great time of year to get photos of homes because the leaves don’t block the view.
Not all of the captivating older homes in Sycamore are painted in bold and interesting colors. A Victorian cottage looks pretty in all white. Of course, the curb appeal factor is enhanced when you have a full porch and a cute little weather vane adorning the turret.
Even a brick Victorian style home gets its share of architectural details above the windows and just under the roof line. Note that a brick sidewalk was installed as a way to tie the house into the landscaping.
This next house has worn this same pretty color scheme for many years. I’ve never seen it peeling or in need of upkeep. The owners take great pride in its appearance and it’s always a joy to take a stroll past it. The brick historical marker in front shows it first belonged to a circuit judge. I wonder what the original color was – or if it’s always been green.
A beautiful blue house with a gold door features a more contemporary approach to a front porch without a railing. Your eye is naturally drawn to the cheery front door, which matches the hue of the remaining golden leaves on the tree.
A closer view shows the cute “hi” sign on the door.
Sycamore has a few arts and craft style bungalows dotting the streets. This charmer wears the same color scheme as the second house in this post.
I’m not typically drawn to brick houses but I like this large one with a hip roof and large porch.
And not all the homes are large. A pale blue cottage enjoys a yellow door.
At first I thought this white farmhouse-style home might be new construction, but the foundation makes me inclined to believe it’s an older renovated home.
Fish scale trim decorates the peak of a Victorian cottage, surrounding the little round window in the attic. When a house has a rich wood door like this one, it’s better left unpainted.
In addition to an abundance of captivating older homes, Sycamore also has plenty of quaint porches and entryways.
A wooden beadboard ceiling adorns a cozy porch with a ceiling fan for warm summer days.
A pair of pink upholstered chairs create comfy seating. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy spending time out here?
Do you have any favorites from today’s tour of captivating older homes in Sycamore? I think I like the burnt orange Victorian one best.