Tattersall Golf & Country Club | Chester County, Pennsylvania
The overall development plan for Tattersall was envisioned as a new 18-hole golf course, country club and residential community situated among the lush rolling hills of Chester County on what had originally been a working farm. The proposed design maintained the historic character and pastoral setting of the site and reused the existing historic structures, including a c. 1702 farmhouse and barn.
A 17,500 sf clubhouse worked with the natural topography of the site and included dining, reception and lounge facilities with outdoor seating and a pool. The design also consciously separated the functions to occur at the front of the house (“gowns”) from those at the back of the house (“cleats”). The split-level building is well-situated on the rolling landscape and the dining terrace frames a sweeping panorama of the 18th hole. The historic barn was reimagined as the Golf Operations Center. The stone walls and existing timber frames of the barn were to be reused and incorporated into the new design, with the intent of retaining and reviving the character of the original farm.
Interspersed throughout the course were plots for forty residential homes of approximately 5,000 SF each, for which VMA created the schematic designs with the intention to customize them to residents’ tastes upon sale.
Size: 18,000 sf