Mary Taylor House at The Hickman

West Chester, PA


Pennrose Properties, LLC


Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC


New independent senior living.



Project Scope
  • 60 units
  • 60,555 gsf
  • 1.00 acres
  • Wood Frame
  • Brick
  • Cementitious Siding
  • Gas Furnace/AC

Mary Taylor House at The Hickman

Mary Taylor House represents an expansion of The Hickman, a Quaker-sponsored assisted living facility, to include independent living. Sixty new apartments for low to moderate income seniors are now available in this three-and-a-half-story wood frame building. The building is clad with a variety of materials, including stone, HardiePanel, and brick in a pattern that matches the original building. The most striking feature of the new construction is a 70-foot bridge that spans East Biddle Street to connect the indepenent and assisted living buildings.

The project boasts a library with wainscoting and fireplace, a large management area with offices, a future commercial kitchen, a terraced garden and courtyard, and a fitness and wellness room. The 16,000 sf building footprint was capped entirely with a green roof with stone walkways.

Green Project

LEED for Homes Gold (Certified)

Certified June 16, 2011

Vegetated roof
91% of all construction waste recycled

Project also meets PHFA energy efficiency requirements, including:

U-value of building thermal envelope exceeds 2006 IECC requirements by at least 10%

Energy Star appliances

Fluorescent and CF lights

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index achieves Energy Star Rating

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