I should have been an architect. I love looking at historic homes and buildings, but I also love contemporary structures too. My cousin is an architect in Vermont and he designs green homes. My favorite small town for taking a walking tour of historic homes is my birthplace of Geneva, Illinois. There’s such a great variety of home exteriors to enjoy.
Check out the clapboard siding on this historic home. I love the variance in the shades of wood. I’ve never seen a home with this type of siding before, but I really like it. And of course, how can you not love a red front door?
This particular neighborhood in Geneva is located on the southwest side. The yards are larger, and so are the homes. The area was developed over the years so there’s a variety of architectural styles.
Fall is the perfect time of year to take a walking tour of historic neighborhoods. The temperature was perfect on this late Saturday afternoon. After our excursion, hubby and I enjoyed dinner at the historic Patten House.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of an historic neighborhood in Geneva, Illinois with beautiful home exteriors. Geneva is a great place to spend a weekend afternoon, with its unique shopping and historic districts. Not to mention the restaurants are fabulous!
Speaking of food and drink, I recently launched my new blog … Blonde on Wine! I’m sharing wine from the lay woman’s point of view. From reviewing wine to cooking with wine to food pairings … if it has to do with wine, I’ll write about it in the new blog.
So tell me, which of these beautiful home exteriors is your favorite?