Walk Down Any Street

Fantasy Roof House

Fantasy Roof House

Do you ever walk down the street in an upper class neighborhood and wonder what goes on inside the beautiful homes?  Well, this isn’t just any street or collection of streets.  It is the Frank Lloyd Wright historic district in Oak Park, IL.  Most of the famous homes are on Forest Avenue, just south of Chicago Avenue.  The homes not designed by Wright make better photographic subjects because the famous ones have been photographed a zillion times.  I had good weather, some fall colors and decorations for Halloween in place on some of the homes.

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  1. Such character! The B&W adds so much to them.

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    October 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

    • Thank you John, how is it in Vegas, very cold in Chicago today.

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      October 22, 2013 at 9:29 am

      • Sunny and 81 today. Your on another trip aye…

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        October 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

        • Yes, away from Houston, returning tomorrow.

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          October 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm

  2. I’m speechless

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    October 22, 2013 at 9:29 am

  3. Beautiful homes – however, I would not want to be the roofer on the fantasy roof house. Good captures on all images.

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    October 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

    • I think the roofer would be happy to do that job as he could charge premium rates. Thank you for stopping by Robert.

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      October 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

  4. I would think the same things as anywhere, go on in the beautiful homes… Appearances are often misleading; we are all just humans. :-)
    Great shots!

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    October 22, 2013 at 9:48 am

    • Thank you Adele, appearances are certainly misleading.

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      October 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

  5. smallonpurpose

    Ah that roof. How Alice in Wonderland.

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    October 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

  6. All of these are wonderful, Ron. Thanks so much.

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    October 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

    • Thank you Ann. This set is a first for me, all architecture at once.

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      October 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

      • I am honored to witness such a successful first.

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        October 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

  7. There are plenty of mansions and big houses here in the Philippines but, sadly, only the maids and caretakers live there…owners are abroad…working!

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    October 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

    • I once visited some friends who lived in a suburb of Manila in a Mansion with servants.

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      October 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

  8. Fantasy Roof House is a dream house!

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    October 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

  9. Good photographs! Safe travels

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    October 22, 2013 at 12:41 pm

  10. Lovely places! Lovely photos!

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    October 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

  11. It may not be ideal for rain, but I like that fantasy roof.

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    October 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

  12. These are lovely!
    Thank you for visiting me today, Ron. :D

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    October 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

  13. I want to live in the fantasy roof house!

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    October 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

  14. What a great looking fantasy roof house.

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    October 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  15. Wow this is fantastic! I love the texture and the different lines! Black and White really adds a great affect! ~Kat

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    October 22, 2013 at 11:32 pm

  16. What an interesting looking roof on the first picture! I thought it was thatch to begin with, but it does’t look like thatch on closer inspection.

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    October 23, 2013 at 3:58 am

  17. The beautiful blue house looks like a doll’s house ! This photograph is simply gorgeous !

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    October 23, 2013 at 7:00 am

    • Thank you. This set caught on far better than I expected. I want to do something like this in Houston because we have fabulous residential areas and beautiful Texas skies.

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      October 23, 2013 at 7:27 am

  18. awesome pics as ever. I am in the process of nominating you for the WordPress Family Award, I know you already have it but hey – its a great blog m8.

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    October 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    • Mart, please note that I do not respond to referral awards. You can give it, but I will not do anything about it.

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      October 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      • I know, I just wanted to recognise your blog thats all. I knew atlasracer already give it to you and I didn’t expect you to do anything.
        Keep up the great work, lovin your blog.
        All the best, Mart.

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        October 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm

  19. I know you don’t respond to the chain letter type awards but I still nominated you for the Liebster Award for two reasons. I really like your blog and I appreciate how you visit mine so thank you.

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    October 24, 2013 at 8:30 pm

  20. great set!

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    October 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm

  21. I guess that the person who lives in that Fantasy Roof House has everything they need in it. Their world is their oyster.

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    October 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    • I don’t have a clue. Homes like that are scattered about the midwest, but not outside of that region,

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      October 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  22. Thank you for liking “Nature’s Black Thumb.” This is another great gallery of photos. My favorite pictures in this gallery are the Fantasy Roof House and the Blue House. The Fantasy Roof House looks like something out of a fairy tale. Do you know anything about its history?

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    October 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm

  23. Oh. My. Gosh!

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    October 28, 2013 at 9:28 am

    • Now you know where you want to go on your next vacation with hubby.

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      October 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm

  24. LB

    I would love to visit this neighborhood! The B&W works wonderfully well!
    I’ve missed much while recuperating from my accident. Any favorite posts I should check out?

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    October 31, 2013 at 1:41 am

    • LB, sorry about your accident. Just start on the front page and scroll down. On the “About” page there is a list of the 10 most liked posts. I am constantly redoing old posts, a few photos change here and there, but mainly my editing skills have improved a lot in the three years I have been doing the blog. So, open a beer and entertain yourself.

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      October 31, 2013 at 7:39 am

  25. Thanks for stopping by and liking my latest post! Great photos.

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    November 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

  26. Really beautiful!

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    November 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    • Thank you. I am actually amazed at how well this post has been received and I now want to photograph more residences.

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      November 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      • That’s nice! I’m looking foward to see more! ;)

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        November 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

  27. Ron, were you shooting that first shot in B&W or process it? As usual your eye is like that of a hawk………..Thaks for sharing

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    November 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    • Everything starts as color and is converted. Some say it is better to conceive the image as either B&W or color beforehand. In busy settings like street or this kind of event, B&W works best most of the time.

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      November 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm

  28. Great pictures you have here!

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    November 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  29. Wonderful photos… I used to live in the midwest, and back then Chicago was my favorite almost-local trip.

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    February 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

  30. Now where did my comment go?
    And where’s that shot of the tight alley?
    I wanna “like” it!

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    December 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

  31. TAKE 2

    The Undulating Roof

    Talk about focus.
    That’s where my eyes went as soon as I saw the shot – straight to roof.

    Amazing.
    I wanna swim on the waves of that roof!

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    December 6, 2014 at 8:56 am

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