Thursday, June 27, 2019

CVTC Student-Built Home Voted One of the Best in Parade of Homes

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The Chippewa Valley Technical College Residential Construction program student-built home was voted a People’s Choice award winner at the 2019 Chippewa Valley Parade of Homes. The home at 2355 McKinley Road in the Highclere Estates development took first place in the $300,000-$370,000 price range.

More than 5,200 people attended the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association’s annual flagship event held June 8-15. People who attended had the opportunity to vote for their favorite homes, with winners announced in four price range categories and one remodeling project category.

Students constructed the 2,770 sq. ft. home under the supervision of program director Brian Barth. Students performed the framing, insulating, roofing, siding, and interior trim installation, taking care to meet or exceed industry standards. The home features a large, open-concept kitchen/living/dining room with 9-ft. ceilings, natural gas fireplace surrounded by natural stone, and a large deck accessed through French doors. Other features include custom maple cabinets, master suite with tray ceiling, transom windows, a three-car attached garage, a half-acre lot, walkout basement, wet bar in lower level, and a large stamped-concrete patio with access to backyard fire pit.

The home is for sale, with proceeds going back into the Residential Construction program to fund construction of another home by a new class of students beginning with the fall semester.