Older homes with wrap around porches and architectural detail have a charm all their own. Normally when I post walking tours of neighborhoods I choose to share the historic homes. But today, hubby and I ventured to Mill Creek subdivision in Geneva, Illinois to bring you a sampling of newer “village homes” that have quaint appeal.
What I love about this neighborhood in Mill Creek is the nostalgic feel of the homes and the streets. This bungalow recalls the era of Sears kit homes with its large porch and low slung roof.
Most of the village homes are unique in appearance, unlike most newer subdivisions in our area where you choose from 5 to 6 available models. I love that this home has a staircase leading up to it.
The village homes of Mill Creek in Geneva are set close together, much like you see in the city. I think that’s part of what I find so appealing. As hubby and I walked around the streets, we felt like we were in a residential city area.
This house reminds me of the homes you see in the Pittsburgh area, which is where my hubby grew up. All of the garages are at the back of the house, and they’re all attached to the home.
Cute, right? I took tons of photos so I’m dividing them into 2 posts. I’m sharing the smaller village homes today … although they’re not really that small. Most of them are over 2,000 square feet.
This photo shows the mix of styles in this neighborhood. And even though it’s Illinois, the subdivision has gentle, slight hills that add interest to the community.
Careful attention has been given to the landscaping. Numerous porches create a feeling of Americana and it was such a pleasure walking the streets and taking in the views.
This house is for sale and luckily for us, there’s a model home just like it and we were able to tour it. It was just as charming on the inside as it is on the outside.
Another plus to this neighborhood is the range in prices of the village homes.
Not to mention there’s not a lot of grass to mow!
It’s just one cute house after the other after the other!
You can see there’s a wide variety of styles in the village homes section of Mill Creek subdivision in Geneva, Illinois. This subdivision is huge!! I’m only showing you a small portion of it. There are also sections with ginormous houses, and sections with average sized houses. The different areas are separated by portions of the golf course.
You’ll also find charming row homes at Mill Creek. I toured a few of these with my mother several years ago when they were first building them. They’re beautiful inside!
So what do you think of these village style homes? Stay tuned for part two next week when I share some of the larger village homes here in the Mill Creek subdivision of Geneva, Illinois!
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