The Cottages was recognized by AIA Design for Aging as a 2016 Special Recognition project, the Environments for Aging with a 2015 Design Showcase Award of Merit, and the 2015 IIDA Northland Chapter FAB Award in healthcare.

The Cottages at Hearthstone, a ministry of WesleyLife, are designed on rolling 50 acres on the northern edge of Pella, Iowa, a community rich in Dutch heritage. Pope Architects helped master plan the site to develop a full continuum of care campus including skilled nursing, assisted living, and future independent living.

The first phase of the community is designed as five 16-bed cottages connected to an assisted living apartment cottage. The Cottages’ design incorporates the “small house” concept and embraces the community’s Dutch heritage. Each cottage is named after a Netherlands province, and each features open kitchens, family-style dining, cozy living rooms and a welcoming hearth.