Welcome to my parade of lakefront homes. Some inspiring homes in Racine, Wisconsin today. There are lakefront, waterfront, oceanfront, and beach homes everywhere in the world; these homes are in Wisconsin on Lake Michigan.
To think people actually live like this. They wake up in the morning to a view of Lake Michigan. Some live in homes I can only dream about. Most of the homes are right on the lakefront and a few are just a small block away allowing you a short walk to enjoy the sun and sand. While I would pick the big homes to live in if I had a choice for spaciousness, it is often the smaller homes that I find more charming and interesting. Yesterday’s home tour included Gothic, Italian,and Greek style homes. I know a few of these houses are also historic homes included in Racine’s Tour of Homes. Today, they are my Parade of Lakefront Homes.
Loved this house at once. Slate roofing, the light green trim around the windows, the windows, brick work, and….
the church shaped window/door that the lake can be seen through from the street. Marvelous!
Bam! Just when you think you’ve seen it all. This modern glass beach house on the lakefront sits in-between your everyday average home like the next door ranch. Expect the unexpected! I was in awe thinking why, how come, what were they thinking. Now I am at..hey why not!
The upper street side balcony with a balcony on the back side of the house for lakefront viewing. I need to install a zoom widget. If you have a smart phone get a look at this house close up to see the steel strings on the balconies/decks!
Saluting as this one goes by in the parade.
Little boxes on the lakefront, little boxes of lakefront homes, little boxes on the hillside….. there’s a green one, and a yellow one, and they all don’t look just the same.
The house on the right is in the Racine Historic Home Tour.
Main street Racine, Wisconsin – The William and Katherine Spencer House (c. 1905) is also a featured property in the Historic Tour for 2013. This is a classic American four-square style house that has fabulous lakefront views along with most of the parade of homes.
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