From the (successful) 2007 application to have Jennys Lane added to the National Register of Historic Places:
“The Jennys Lane Historic District was developed mostly in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as large landholdings were subdivided to take advantage of Barrington’s growing reputation as a summer community and suburban enclave… The house at 24 Jennys Lane was part of the Hoffman Plat, which was laid out in 1910. The lot was sold by William and Mira Hoffman to William and Annie Kenyon in 1911. Tax records show that William J. Kenyon was paying tax on a house in 1912. A traveling salesman, William appears in directories as living on Burrington Avenue (present-day Jennys Lane) with his wife as early as 1913, presumably in this house. The Kenyons lived here together until 1936.”
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT OUR HOME: This historic home is so comfortable to live in — and perfect for entertaining. Charming features include the covered front porch, sunny vestibule, beautiful floors, doors with skeleton keys, and antique-glassed windows. Modern updates such as the three NEST thermostats, multiple bathrooms, and the professional chef’s kitchen make the house modern, comfortable, and elegant. If there is ever a power outage, the gas generator runs most of the house, including HVAC, appliances, and lighting. The family room opens onto the lovely back patio and huge back yard — a perfect spot for birthday and holiday parties and volleyball games. Includes built-in surround sound wiring inside and outside. We hosted a tented wedding event in the back yard very comfortably for over 50 guests, and the family has enjoyed countless nights around the fire pit making smores. Guests are always delighted to come to this house and will usually comment on the home’s charm and beauty, often enjoying chatting or socializing around the beautiful fireplace. Proximity to the bike path and the Barrington River invites scenic walks and rides along the water. Tour this gracious home, and know that her seductive beauty is rounded out by well-built amenities, modern comforts, and the perfect location in lovely Barrington.
Updated on April 30, 2019 at 6:22 pm