Dancing Dragonfly History
Built by William and Lionne Reynolds in 1900, this historic Arts and Crafts/Queen Anne home offers you the charm and elegance of an age gone by.
The prominent Reynolds family was well known in Door County in the lumber trade and for their extensive cherry and apple orchards. The lumber used to build the house was cut in their own saw mill. As orchard owners, they achieved high recognition as innovators in the canning industry. The home played hostess to many an elegant affair as the Reynolds entertained their society friends.
After serving the Reynolds family until the 1920's, two families - the VanNettas and Nebels - lived in the house for the next 43 years. They preserved much of the fine architectural detail and ornamental woodwork found throughout the residence.
The house changed ownership several times over the next decade. She suffered from neglect and fell into disrepair as multiple anonymous residents left their mark.
In 1998, the Dancing Dragonfly was lovingly restored and renovated by Jan and Stan Sekula, who turned the home into a Bed and Breakfast. In 2003, Heather Hull, bought the Bed and Breakfast and in her 12 years received numerous awards. The present owner David Hayes, purchased the home in 2014, continuing the long tradition of hospitality started by the Reynolds family over 115 years ago.