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The Palmer

Wynnewood, PA
Living Space


  • Multifamily


  • Residential
  • Outdoor Space
  • Renovation
  • Historic Preservation
  • Adaptive Re-Use
The Palmer is a 4-story, 121,000 sf luxury apartment complex featuring 110 units. Amenities include a saltwater pool and sunbathing terrace, a fitness center and yoga room, community garden, a dog run, guest suite, private lounge and library, Chef’s culinary kitchen, and a 24-hour doorman and concierge desk.
The building originally opened in 1922 as the Green Hill Farms Hotel, designed by the by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer. The Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary later converted the resort into classrooms and dormitories in 1939, and added a chapel in 1951. In 2012, Cross Properties purchased the property and placed it on the National Register of Historic Places.
PZS Architects worked with Cross Properties on this $35 million adaptive reuse project with a design intent to celebrate the past. The original facade, including Trumbauer’s signature balconies were retained and historic details including original marble stairways and original fireplaces were preserved. The floor plans were re-imagined to accommodate a mix of one, two and three bedroom units, integrating modern technology and finishes to create a living environment worthy of its history.