Huntingdon Valley Country Club Expansion
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
The clubhouse designed by Tilden, Register, and Pepper in 1928 was in need of improved and expanded social spaces. VMA designed two additions to the clubhouse to provide new spaces for dining, relaxation, and more formal entertaining. The first, in circular form nestled against the original façade, opens onto a stone terrace, maximizing views of the surrounding valley. The interior contains the Toomey Dining Room and the adjacent and more casual Huntingdon Pub. The second addition expanded the facilities of the Flynn Lounge and provided a ladies’ lounge and locker area. With both additions widening the social capabilities of the club, this feeling of openness was further emphasized with VMA’s extensive use of large windows, rendering the clubhouse brighter, airier, and more transparent.
The clubhouse for Huntingdon Valley Country Club is a stately, elegant historic building designed in 1928 by the Philadelphia firm of Tilden, Register, and Pepper. Despite additions and renovations over the preceding decades, some of the club’s key dining and social spaces were still unwelcoming and underutilized. VMA designed renovations combined with two small additions which improved both the appearance and the use of the clubhouse. One addition expanded the main dining room, providing glass doors opening directly to a new terrace to allow seamless indoor and outdoor dining. A second addition replaced the worn, out-of-character “19th Hole” with a more traditional space that provides a sloped, wood ceiling and expansive views of the valley. Renovations included refinishing the women’s locker room and providing their own locker-room lounge to accommodate the growing interest among the club’s female members.
Associated Builders and Contractors Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter, Excellence in Construction Award, 2005
Size: 14,805 sf
Budget: $2.3 million
Architecture, Interior Design