In 1893, an elegant Victorian mansion was built at 201 S. Washington Avenue by John Joyce, a local lumber baron. The house was built for Joyce and his wife, Alma, representing the latest word in design, encompassing richly finished woodwork, hardwood floors and pocket doors. Etched into the window glass of the front door was Joyce's name, which remains today. At the turn of the century the Joyce's moved to Ashland, Wisconsin.
Many owners moved in and out for many years, until Sally Reed purchased the home in December 1990 and is the longest residing owner of the home, as this marks the 19th year that she has lived here.
A great amount of restoration has taken place inside as well as outside. The home recieved the 'Henry and Elizabeth Haskell Award for Historical Preservation' in 1999. Sally is very pleased to have her home return to the prior use, to house out of town guests, as she opened the ReJoyce Bed and Breakfast in July of 2006.
Enjoy the beauty of the fireplace, parlor, and the dining room, as they have been hand painted by local artists Laurie Carey and Shelly Bray. These are truly one of a kind works of art.
This beautiful Victorian home can also be booked for small weddings, receptions, bridal and baby showers, anniversaries, special birthdays, scrap-booking weekends and Tea Parties for adults as well as for children.
ReJoyce Bed and Breakfast & Tea Rooms
Innkeeper Sally Reed
201 South Washington Ave
Ludington, MI 49431
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