Last week I took you on part of my walk through one of the historic neighborhoods in St. Charles, Illinois. This week I’m sharing the rest of that walk with you. You’ll see mostly bungalow style homes on this part of the tour, but I’ve added a couple others too. St. Charles is right next door to Geneva, which is the town where I was born and grew up. I had several friends in St. Charles and know the neighborhoods very well. In fact, the second home I ever owned was in St. Charles, but it was a new house and we didn’t live there long because I was craving old and charming.
Ash Street is one of my favorites and it’s lined with several beautiful bungalows. Although the term “bungalow” means different things in different parts of the world, in our area it typically refers to a story-and-a-half home with a wide porch.
I’ve always liked this style of home – it looks cozy and inviting.
It’s certainly a conversation piece in the neighborhood!
The first house I ever owned, the Sears Kit bungalow in Geneva, isn’t too far from this charming home on Ash Street. I used to drive by this house all the time, admiring its white picket fence and floral cut-out shutters.
I believe this is a newer home, and not an older home that was renovated. I love that the builder kept it in style with the other craftsman style homes on the street.
The owners have taken very good care of this home.
So cute! At first hubby didn’t understand how a house can be “cute” but I think he’s finally starting to get it. He also knows that when it comes to houses … it’s all about the cute factor. I have a tendency to choose form over function.
This charming bungalow is known as the historic Andresen Cottage and was built in 1920. I love how the windows on the side of the house open from the bottom. The bay window in the dormer is a nice architectural detail.
A winding sidewalk led us from one neighborhood to the next through backyards, and when I saw this patio I had to snap a picture. I love the color of the outdoor furniture! I’ll be sure to take more photos as we go on walks this summer.
What style home do you like best? Do you go for ornate Victorians, craftsman bungalows, classic farmhouses, or something completely different?
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