The Historical Site consists of a two-story frame house constructed circa 1840 and extensively renovated in 1941 when flanking hyphens and wings were added to create the present five-part country house characterized by its overriding symmetry and neo classically inspired architectural details. The main house is sited within a 4.59-acre Environmental Setting that contains mature landscaping and a small cottage and garage building from the mid-twentieth century.

The Site is both architecturally and historically significant. The imposing dwelling has a five-bay main facade with a centered entrance with a six-panel door flanked by three-light sidelights and surmounted by a three-light transom. The entrance surround is composed of wide flat pilasters supporting a plain entablature above the doorway. Across the main facade and around the entire house are symmetrical arrangements of 6/6 double-hung sash windows with plain board surrounds and louvered shutters. The main block sits on a high brick foundation and the entire house is sheathed in narrow, flush-board wood siding. Below the shallow slate-covered hipped roof is an overhanging cornice with modillions and a wide frieze.

The property is historically significant not only because it retains features from the 1840s, with a full Georgian plan typical of the period, but also because the dimensions of the main block may date from an earlier house on the site listed in the 1798 Federal Direct Tax. The house is recognized for its long association with the Brooke family, which owned and resided at the property from 1793 through 1941 and for its association with William H. Tuck (The current Perrywood subdivision resides on what was known as the Tuck Farm) who purchased the house in 1941. William H. Tuck, who renovated the house in 1941, was involved in international business and banking concerns, and in public service, particularly in overseas relief efforts during World War I (The house was a built-in bomb shelter) and World War II. Tuck served as Director-General of the International Refugee Organization, an agency of the United Nations from 1947-1949.

It can be surmised that the street naming convention of Perrywood came about from the large quantity of waterfowl that came to call this area home throughout the year. Each street within Perrywood carries the name of migratory and indigenous fowl. The large open water areas currently serve as nesting and resting places for these birds.

 
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