My husband took Friday off for my birthday and we went to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio and home in Oak Park.  More of that in other posts.  Naturally that meant that Friday was the coldest day of an almost two-week span:  39, cloudy, windy, and chilly.  After the tour, we decided to brave the cold and walk around some of the historic neighborhood where all the houses, even if not designed by Wright,are huge and gorgeous.

Although this is a Thursday Doors post, I couldn’t share just the doors.  The houses themselves are worth a look even if, in this case, FLW didn’t design them .  In this first shot, you get both a gate and a door at no extra charge.  This might be my favorite house.  It’s certainly my favorite front walkway.

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As we walked past this house, I discovered the only door we could afford.

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These were two of the more approachable, in both distance and size, home in the area.  But you’ll see more in coming posts, whether Thursday Doors or on another day.  Looks like this beauty will have window boxes when the weather gets nice, something I’d love to have!  We plan to come back during the summer and then there will be another round of photos with sunshine and landscaping involved.  🙂

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  1. Sheree says:

    Visited Oak Park around 20 years ago and loved all the buildings not just the one by Frank Lloyd Wright. This brings back lovely memories., thank you.

  2. Love the first one, and it’s out of my price range too. 🙂 The shutters on the second one are fascinating. I’ve never seen ones painted or sized like that.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    When I visited Chicago in 2017, my friend drove me through that neighborhood in a whirlwind tour on my way to the airport. The houses are beautiful and you picked nice ones to share. I’d love to spend some time just walking though there. Thanks for sharing these, Janet (looking forward to that other post).

  4. Two beautiful photographs, Janet. Looking forward to seeing some more of these lovely houses.

  5. scr4pl80 says:

    Happy belated birthday! One more thing we have in common, Janet. Love the first house. I’d love to have a house like that – just not have to clean it. I’m thinking of putting plantar boxes under my new studio windows. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Good choice of the favourite. I hope you had a great birthday despite the cold. Happy birthday and happy spring!

  7. JT Twissel says:

    They really wanted you to notice their trim work, didn’t they?

  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    That old mailbox is wonderful and the brick walkway is very pretty too. Nice finds 🙂

  9. Irene says:

    Lovely! I really need to take that tour soon. 😊

  10. Love the gate on the first one, and the color scheme and reflections in the windows on the second one. I’m looking forward to seeing them in the future with the window boxes full of flowers.

  11. joey says:

    That first one is breathtaking! Love the warm colors!

  12. Tara says:

    Beautifully adorned homes. I love the mailbox, too. One of my all-time favorite doors — I love getting mail!