Home Tour in the Historic District of Naperville Illinois

It’s no secret I have a major crush on historic homes and walking the streets of old neighborhoods is one of my favorite past times. Recently my hubby and I traveled to nearby Naperville, Illinois and strolled the historic district. Following are some of my favorite homes in the area.

Red Historic Home in Naperville, IllinoisThis red beauty wears two-toned trim on its wrap around porch. A bay window creates an angled wall for the front door while a lamp burns in the window.


Victorian home in Naperville, IllinoisA nicely landscaped front yard hugs this gracious Victorian lady.


Stucco home in Naperville, IllinoisThe simple lines of this unassuming home in the historic district of Naperville tugs at my heartstrings. The subtle arch of the two-toned windows and simple landscaping is charming and down to earth.


Victorian painted lady in the historic districtNotice the curved window in the roof of this Victorian home and the floral-shaped window in the peak. The red roof is a nice complement to the gray-blue siding.


Purple home in the historic district of Naperville, IllinoisThis purple historic home was my favorite on our walking tour of the historic district of Naperville, Illinois.


Historic home in NapervilleArched windows, two-toned trim, double front doors, and tidy landscaping all come together to create curb appeal that’s beyond charming. We stood and gazed at this house for quite awhile.


Historic Home in IllinoisAs you turn the corner, you see the side porch of this beautiful home.


North Central College in NapervilleNaperville is home to North Central College, tucked in the middle of the historic district.


Victorian home in Naperville, IllinoisAnother painted lady graces the historic streets of this thriving Chicago suburb.


Wrap around porch on an historic homeA red door greats visitors to this classic farmhouse with a wrap around porch.


Large home in the historic district of Naperville, IllinoisThis large home wears several colors but the softness of the hues blend beautifully. Note all the subtle details accentuated by the choice of paint colors. This lovely grand old home is just steps away from the downtown shopping district.


Victorian home with patriotic porchFinally, a dreamy blue Victorian all dressed up for 4th of July!

Hubby and I will return here for another tour because there are lots of gorgeous old homes in this booming town. It’s also great for shopping, with a variety of stores and restaurants.

What’s one of your favorite towns to visit?

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  1. Hi Jennifer,
    I love Naperville. The historic homes are so beautiful. That is the area we lived in before we moved North to Lake Zurich. It is a great community. My daughter lives and works right in downtown Naperville. I hope you were able to visit Mark’s cute shop 363 while you were in town. Gorgeous homes.

  2. O how I love these typical American historic homes, so pretty and almost always with a porch. Something you don’t see around here.

  3. You would LOVE to visit and see the “painted ladies’ in Bayview, Petoskey, Michigan !!!! A summer Methodist “campground” started in the late 1800’s.

  4. Love your home tours. I live in the South now but grew up in McHenry, IL and grew up in a historic home. Naperville is a beautiful town! If you ever get a chance, visit Geneva and Batavia along the Fox River. They have an endless supply of restored historic homes. Thanks!


  5. Hello Jennifer,

    Thank you for sharing these great photos. We posted our favorite photo (difficult choice) just now at the “I Love Naperville” facebook page.

  6. These houses are literally my neighbors. We live in the cutest cape cod in the historic district and are moving down a block to a very special Victorian, next door to your last picture. Lovely homes, lovely people, lovely town.

  7. The small elementary school in the Historic District of Naperville is organizing a Harvest House Walk, Oct 2, 2016. You should come out and enjoy these beauties inside and out!

  8. Love seeing these beautiful old homes, thank you. I’ve lived in Ottawa & they have some spectacular old houses on the river.