A couple weeks ago I took you on a walk with me along the tree-lined streets of Sycamore, Illinois. Today we’re taking another walk through the beautiful historic district of this charming little town. I’m such a huge fan of quaint architecture and if you follow my blog, I’m guessing you enjoy it as much as I do.
This stunning home might look new, but it’s not. It’s lovingly and perfectly restored. An expansive porch is always a prized feature on an historic home and this one doesn’t disappoint. Even the sidewalk has been refurbished with beautiful brick.
Not too far away is this Gothic style Victorian home. I love the rounded shutters on the second floor windows and can only imagine how wonderful those windows look from the inside of this expansive home.
What first caught my eye on this charmer is the arched windows on the porch. Why can’t builders add interesting details like this when they build new homes? It’s these unique details that add character and appeal.
Do you love brick homes? My husband is from Pittsburgh which has an abundance of brick houses. The diversity in historic architecture is what makes the historic district of Sycamore so intriguing.
Not all the homes in Sycamore’s historic district are expansive. This cozy blue clapboard cottage was probably the carriage house to its large green neighbor that I showed on my last post about Sycamore.
Are you enjoying the walk so far? Notice the brick pillar in front of the house. The homes in the historic district have these plaques out front so you can see when the house was built and who first owned it. It’s like taking a self-guided tour.
Some of the homes in the historic district of Sycamore are simple, yet still appealing.
I don’t know about you, but I can truly appreciate the rich and playful colors on some of these painted beauties. I’m lovin’ the color combo on this Victorian home.
How about a playful lavender color on the clapboards of this pretty Victorian home? When we bought our current home, it was painted pink with green and white trim! I loved it at the time, but eventually painted it yellow.
I’ve shown this painted lady on my blog once before, but I love it so much I have to share it again!
I hope you’ve enjoyed our walk through the historic district of Sycamore, Illinois. On my next architectural tour I’ll feature a different town. There are plenty of old houses here in the Midwest to love and share!