Saturday, November 5, 2011

Castlewood Terrace

Today was a beautiful fall Saturday in Chicago...sunny and and crisply cool.  After running a ton of errands, I decided to take Maisie on a slightly longer than usual walk to let her sniff some non-everyday spots.

Although I live on a residential street, it's within a very urban neighborhood.


So you might be surprised to learn that only one short block away from my house is a cul-de-sac populated entirely by multi-million dollar mansions.  This magical place is known as Castlewood Terrace.

The houses on Castlewood are all beautiful, but vary in size and style.  This is just a sampling...



Maisie practiced her "down/stay" in front of a home with Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture.

This yellow mansion is the largest building on Castlewood and is the view from my upstairs bathroom window.  The small gray coach house behind the fence on the right side is where Maisie and I live!

Towards the end of the block is another home with a design influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie style.

On the way back, we ran into my neighbor Wayne and his dog Buddy.  They graciously posed for a photo (though Buddy didn't seem too thrilled about it).

And Maisie ended the walk by doing her happy dance on some leaves in the grass!

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6 comments:

Brenda said...

Great pics! Looks like you and Maisie had a great walk!

sprinkles said...

Looks like you had a fun walk!

waldobungie said...

Oooh what a pretty walk! I love Maisie's happy dance - very cute!

chancythegardner said...

Lots of interesting things to see on your walk. We enjoyed the pictures. Nice to meet Buddy and see Maisie's happy dance in the leaves.

A Confessed Pit Bull Addict said...

Beautiful neighborhood - now I know where i want to go for a walk this weekend!

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

Hi, I wanted to give you a quick update on Mariah & her pups; they have an application in from a family in Maine!!! Cross your fingers that all checks out :)