The Peppermill is a sprawling yet quaint Italianate Victorian built in 1883. The home sits on a little over an acre of land on a heavily shaded corner lot. The home has three large bedrooms upstairs that will be rented out for the B&B.
The house was built for David Dancer and his family, a prominent business man, farmer, as well as a city councilman for the town of Lamoni, Iowa.
The architectural design of this home is an Italianate Victorian which was introduced in the 1800’s in England and later became popular in the US in the 1840’s. The most popular features on an Italianate is their grand entry, high ceilings, and lots of architectural detailing throughout the exteriors facade.
The home originally had a widow’s walk and a screened in porch that was removed in the early ’60’s when a fire compromised both.
The previous owners passed down some old photos showing the original look of the house in the 1800’s.
Back in the day, the original house had a widows walk on the roof and an enclosed side porch that were lost in a fire in later years. However, many architectural details are still in place as of today.
The current owners, recently purchased the home and immediately knew they wanted to open it up as a B&B.
Located in the quiet little town of Lamoni, Iowa, the population is over 2000 residents. Lamoni is a lovely, tight knit community. It is the home of Graceland University as well as an Amish Community. You can visit and shop many of the local Amish farms for fresh produce, plants, furniture and crafts as well as various antique shops.
Come visit, come stay with us. You will seriously think that you’ve stepped back in time!