In my previous post I said that last Sunday we took a day trip to Evanston and that we walked around a neighborhood so I could take photos of beautiful houses and gardens. I have always had a fascination for houses - inside and out. Even as a child, I loved going to look at model homes with my parents.
These are some of the ones that really caught my attention...the architecture, the colors, the details, the gardens. All so stunning and so much personality.
Love the red door on this house.
This to-die-for porch. Why weren't the owners sitting out there, sipping their lemonade and watching the passers-by?
This house has so much attention to detail. Check out the window box full of flowers on the upstairs window.
Looks like they divided this stately home into two living quarters. See the two front doors and address numbers with the low wall in-between? I wouldn't mind living on just one side. ;-)
A purple house? Somehow, it works.
This house was a few blocks away, right across the street from Lake Michigan. And, guess what? It can be yours for just $2.2 million, because it's for sale! Click here for all the details. (The back yard and interior are gorgeous.)
You cross the street from the above house to a tree-lined, grassy park with this view.
That's part of the Chicago skyline to the right.
And now for some of the gorgeous gardens.
Something unique we noticed while walking around neighborhoods and even in the shopping district...colorful knitted yarn pieces wrapped around tree trunks...
hung on fences...
and even wrapped around utility poles.
We were wondering what this was all about. Through a Google search I learned that Evanston's Public Art Committee did their first "yarn bombing" this past winter. You can read about it here if you are interested. I love the color and whimsy it adds to the city and thankful that vandals have left this art untouched. Hope you enjoyed the tour!