A renovation and new business plan aims to pull back the curtain on the spectacular view from the Willows Mansion in Radnor with a proposed glass-enclosed addition and other improvements, according to a Main Line Suburban Life report by Linda Stein.
The work seeks to resurrect the shuttered jewel of The Willows Park Trust’s 47 acres through a three-phase project originally estimated at $1.3 million.
“The Willows Park is the largest piece of open space in Radnor,” said Vice Chair Tish Long. “This project could return the park to its former glory in a reimagined way. It will offer educational, environmental, recreational, and cultural activities for the residents.
“We hope to have a varied calendar of events throughout the year, from bands, theater, art, dance, children’s plays, environmental workshops, sporting events, competition, etc. The possibilities are endless.”
The proposed Willows Mansion renovation entails first-phase life and safety improvements, second-phase open floor plan conversion with terrace alterations and parking expansion, and a third-phase Pond View Room addition for up to 100 people.
“We’re trying to create a place where you can go and be fabulous,” said Chairwoman Christina Perrone. “You don’t need to be rich and rent the house to enjoy it.”
Read more about the Willows Mansion and a Sept. 11 Board of Commissioners discussion in Main Line Suburban Life here.