My husband was fortunate enough
to have been brought up in the
charming little town of Geneva, Illinois.
he had an opportunity to visit
his childhood town and friends for a few days.
I have been there several times,
but this time I stayed home to be a part of the end-of-the-school-year festivities here in California.
He knows how much
I love the architecture, history and curb appeal
of Geneva, so he photographed
some of his favorite sites for me,
and now I get to share them with all of you!
This first home is called Elizabeth Place
and was built at the turn of the last century
by Henry Bond Fargo,
who was a a prominent figure in Geneva,
and also served as mayor.
Isn't the Mission Revival style intriguing?
the coach house
this creek runs through the property
This Victorian house is in town
and has a colonial style entrance.
It's right next door to the Garrison's home,
where they hosted this fun summer party.
Here's a peek at the inside of
Mary's eclectic home...
This is the home where
"Mr.Ciao" lived his first five years...
and this is his childhood home,
filled with so many fun memories and adventures.
His mother grew up in this same house
and then bought it from her parents
when she got married!
Here's another gorgeous black and white home...
This secret grotto in the woods,
is just a short hike away from town.
Thanks for the inspiration, honey.
I can't wait to visit Geneva again!