Client: Heartwood House Alzheimer Unit at Northcrest
Location: Ames, Iowa
Type of Construction: New
Architect: Architects Rudi/Lee Dreyer
Total SF: 19,426
Heartwood House is a spectacular addition to the existing Northcrest Retirement Community created for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. As beautiful inside as out, the building has 14 bedrooms located along the outside walls, and a lounge located in the center. The rich flavor of the interior woodwork and casework gives the residents a feeling of home. The structure is all wood framed and has a shingled roof. A courtyard located on the east side of the building features a wooden gazebo as well as benches for sitting.