Construction of the Normandy Farm crew continues

BLUE BELL β€” The carriage house on the property of Normandy Farm, which was destroyed by fire last year, is scheduled to reopen in the next few months.

The facility is expected to open in early 2023, with a total project cost of $5 million, according to a spokeswoman for Hansen Properties, owner of Normandy Farm and the nearby Blue Bell Country Club.

A In March 2021, a fire destroyed the buildingwhich was originally built in 1834, when flames and heavy smoke engulfed the roof of the nine-room carriage house adjoining the main building.

Several area fire departments, including the Center Square Fire Company located in Whitpain Township, responded to the first call for service. Caitlin Keresi of Springfield, Delaware was to be married the next day. Her bridal party was in their wedding attire in the carriage when the fire broke out. Fortunately, the firefighters managed to save the clothes.

“I ran across the parking lot to get them and … the other firefighters were looking at me like ‘what?’ I said: “My dresses.” You got them!” Kerezi told MediaNews Group last year. “Between the bridal party, we had suits, dresses, there was so much, and it was just a sigh of relief.”

Crews remain at the scene of a fire Thursday night at the Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center in Blue Bell.

Construction began in July. The exterior architecture is expected to blend in with other buildings on the site.

The new carriage house will expand to a three-story, 18,268-square-foot building with 21 guest rooms. According to a Hansen Properties representative, upgrades to the property include new artwork, furniture, carpeting and wall coverings. Enhanced Internet access will be available, and some suites will have access to private entrances, patios and fire pits, according to a Hansen Properties representative. Additionally, a terrace and fire pit will complete the outside area of ​​the coach house.

“We are thrilled to bring back history for our guests,” Normandy Farm President Bud Hansen said in a statement.

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