Country House launches $70 million expansion


Country House,  formerly Methodist Country House, is launching a $70 million expansion that will add 20 new cottage homes, 55 apartments and a clubhouse featuring new amenities. Country House is located in the Greenville area.

The first phase of the three-year project is set to begin in September with the construction of the cottage homes, to be situated on Country House’s 48-acre campus. Adjacent to walking trails and with easy access to Kennett Pike, the 2,100 square foot cottages will feature stone finishes, open floor plans, fully-appointed kitchens, covered patios, and two-car garages.

The second phase of the project includes the construction of a new clubhouse and apartments.

The clubhouse will include new restaurants a performance center, and a new fitness and an aquatic center. The 55 new apartments, ranging in size between 1,400 and 2,200 square feet, will be located within two new wings and feature open floor designs and fireplaces. Reservations are now being accepted.

“Country House has always been known for elegant retirement living in a beautiful setting, with the security of on-site health care services should the need ever arise,” said former Delaware Gov. Dale Wolf, who now resides at Country House. “The community is the right blend of what you need and what you want at this stage of life, and the features of our new clubhouse and fitness center will make Country House even more appealing to the next generation of retirees.”

Following its affiliation with Acts Retirement-Life Communities in 2010, Country House embarked on a master planning process. The multimillion-dollar project marks the most ambitious expansion in Country House’s 60-year history.

Country House is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that combines residential cottages and apartment homes with a comprehensive range of long-term care services, including assisted living and skilled care residences, located within the on-site health center.

 Country House has a  life care plan, which pre-pays any future long-term care residents may need. Approximately 230 residents currently reside at the community.

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