Project Plan


Archer & Buchanan Architecture of West Chester, Pennsylvania will lead the revitalization efforts to transform the Willows Mansion from a residential dwelling to community hub and nature retreat.

Evolving the mansion’s dated residential interior into a vibrant public-friendly destination while preserving the architectural character of this Charles Barton Keen designed structure was a top priority and beautifully achieved in Archer & Buchanan’s work.

Notable design elements include the seamless integration of the new wing, the restoration of the original red tile Ludowici roof, and new indoor and outdoor gathering spaces including an expansive walk out terrace, sun room and tented event space.


The revitalization project will be executed in phases. Improvements include replacing the 80-year roof, rebuilding the chimneys, and making the building watertight in Phase I.

The removal of the solarium, renovation of the mansion interior and construction of the new sun porch, terraces and restrooms will happen in phase II.

Construction work has begun with a grand opening planned for 2021.

Design and Development Partners

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