The Grand Foyer presents a stunning entrance to this 8,000 square foot Sioux Falls rental venue. Hundreds of hours went into the design and installation of this hand-crafted, elaborate staircase.
Used as an office by G.H. Perry, many significant business decisions were made within these walls. Perry would open the large window to call his friend (and neighbor) over for games.
The large parlor boasts an ornate fireplace, beautiful built-in leaded-glass cabinets, and gorgeous ceiling beams. This room was often used to host guests and prominent community members.
Three walls of windows provide beautiful, natural light and neighborhood views. The Solarium includes an elaborate hand-laid patterned tile floor. The Perrys used this room for afternoon tea.
Tucked under the back stairs on your way into the kitchen is a small half-bath. The Primping Room was used by guests to refresh themselves throughout their visit.
This stunning space features hand-cut matchstick hardwood floors in an ornate pattern and custom-built wainscotting with unique accents. A crystal chandelier and hand painted medallion serve as the room's focal point. There was once a discreet call button in the floor to alert staff in the kitchen to diner's needs.
This kitchen has been drastically altered from the initial floor plan. Restoration to the original design is in progress. The breakfast nook contains a nice bay window, providing a nice view of the gardens. The pass thru door to the dining room includes a small window that allowed staff to see what the family may need.
This was the original back doorway, before The Coach House and breezeway were built. Along the way the door was removed and replace by a window. As a result, the space was made ideal for a small butler's pantry.
This room was once the suite of Marguerite 'Dolly' Perry. It included a lovely South facing balcony over The Solarium. When it was originally built, the en suite bathroom was actually a small nursery, sized perfectly for a crib.
Intended as a bedroom for the Perry children, the Rosewood Room has West facing windows that overlook the gardens. The spacious built-in wardrobe was a unique element for the time period.
The bedroom was designed for the family patriarch, and included a unique tucked-in marble sink for morning ablutions. Considered a decadence of the time, guests would have delighted in this elegant feature.
It was very common at the time for homes, even mansions such as this, to have one shared bathroom for the family and guests. This space boasts an elegant claw-foot tub, pedestal sink, and separate shower.
The Hubbard Room was once used to house live-in staff. It offered easy access to the kitchen via the rear stairwell, keeping the staff out of sight from family and guests. This area can be closed off from the family bedrooms.
The basement served many functions for the Perry family, including as a root cellar, canning area, washroom, mechanical room, and larder. Currently under restoration, our stewards hope to include a museum installation in the future.
The Attic extends the full length of the house and was used for storing valuable antiques. Easily accessible by the staff via a back staircase, seasonal items could quickly be retrieved. Our stewards plan to restore The Attic to its original state.
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