This house which is the first of four Victorian style houses built on East North street and was built in 1901, by original owner Joseph Fenwick who was a local recorder, Lawyer & Judge.  Judge Fenwick bought the house lot from Chalmer F. Luckey in 1895, the Luckey property encompassed the entire north side of the street.   Six years later the parcel was sub-divided into the several home sites that you can see today.  Judge Fenwick used the front left room (our living room) as his office and the name "Willow" is for the adjacent small pond which is a local favorite for feeding ducks and fishing with the grand kids.

For eight decades (85 years) the house remained in the Fenwick family of heirs, (Fenwick, Potsanick, Milster, and Harrison) then in 1986 is was sold to Les and Dianna Moore who began, clearing brush, painting, wallpapering and welcoming their son Josh.  Since the Moore's purchase in 1986 there have been three other owners of this wonderful property, (Grerald & Laurie Moonier, James Meyer, & Shane & Heather Morelan),  In December of 2008, this property became available and was purchased by adjacent neighbors, The Pearces.  Young, resourceful and energetic, they have always dreamed of owning their own B&B.  Already renovating their own house, they thought nothing of it taking on another project.  Ninety-five percent of the renovation has been personally performed by the Pearce's. They hosted their official grand opening on March 5th, 2010. As with any old home, this house is still a work in progress. They wish to express to all their guests that the house is meticulously cleaned, neat and ready for company.  It's in the fine details that some of the aspects of the house still need updating.

The Pearce's dedication to the house shines through in all corners of the house, from its individualized room decorations to the neat and clean front and back yard and the delicious meals offered by Karen.  This spacious house has many options to offer; for locals, a private dinner for 6 to 16,  or a romantic retreat upstairs; a perfect setting for 8 to 10 ladies for a "Girls Weekend Retreat"; or two or three families all under one roof for a visit with the relatives.  The house is intended to be lived in and enjoyed, not a " don't touch, it might break" atmosphere.

They pride themselves on taking excellent care of their guests and making them feel at home from the first moment they step into the home.




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This page was last updated: April 29, 2015
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Perryville, Missouri