Nearly 160 Years of History
Constructed in 1860, this 11-gabled home was constructed by Aaron S. Dyckman. Dyckman was a peach farmer in southwestern Michigan and built the home on his property. He later added the 2-story cupola so that he could get a better view of his orchards to the south and west. This home is thought to be one of the first large homes in the region and was built within the first 10 years of permanent settlers arriving in the area. Dyckman was also one of the owners of the lumber mill; Dyckman, Sturgis & Co. in South Haven. Later his family gave the city land for a park on Phoenix Road that now has benches, picnic tables and public restrooms (and it's adjacent to the Farmer's Market / Ice Rink).
This wonderful home sits on nearly 1-acre of land that spans from Superior to Chambers. When it was originally built the home faced Superior St. In the years since, the old front door has been removed a a new entrance is now on the "Chambers Side" off the large deck. It has a park-like setting in both the front and back yards. We offer several yard games for your group to enjoy the large outdoor spaces together as a group.
We are continuing to uncover much more of the past of the home. We know that the Hemenway family lived in this house for many years (and several generations). In fact, we are hearing that generations of people in South Haven referred to the home as the "Hemenway House".
The Hyun family owned the home from roughly 1993 until 2012 when the Myers family purchased the home. If you know of more history you wish to share with us about this home, please do share via the email link below. We will also continue to uncover more of the history of this amazing and memorable South Haven beauty.
We named our home after its original intent...the mansion that looked over the peach orchards. We even plan to plant peach trees on the property to bring it all full-circle. We hope to have you as guests and keep the amazing memories in this beautiful home going for years to come.
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