In a fast-developing area, the iconic Greystone Hall in West Chester stands as a monument to a bygone era, writes Roger Morris for The Hunt magazine.
Completed in 1907, the residence was commissioned by Philip M. Sharples, a West Chester manufacturer. It was designed as a 15th-century manor house with a modern inside. For a century, it served as a home for two prominent families.
Today, Greystone Hall is a grand event space that has hosted numerous weddings, lavish dinners, and corporate events, as well as a mystery theater presentation that encompasses the manor’s rooms.
“We normally host about 20 to 30 events a year,” said Velda Moog, the property’s managing partner.
Greystone is entered through a hallway that runs along the main wing. This is the public part of the house that features a game room and function rooms to the left and the library, with the reception room, central hallway, music room, and dining room to the right.
Outside is a large patio and spacious lawn with a pergola visible in the distance.
“Pergolas were the signature of Charles Barton Keen, the architect of Greystone,” said Moog. “This one has 48 columns.”
Read more about Greystone Hall in The Hunt magazine.