Photo by Denise Sullivan, NPCC
Moving cabinets during the last stages of construction
The deadline to bid on the North Platte Community College custom-built home is approaching. Bids will be accepted until 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 5.At that time, bids will be opened and the home will go to the highest bidder.
Since 1971, students and faculty in the building trades programs at North Platte Community College have built a three-bedroom house as part of the “hands-on” aspect of their training.
This year’s house features an open floor-plan and includes special elements and upgrades.
Approximately one third of the 1,780 square foot house is dedicated to the master bedroom and bath, which is separated from the guest bedrooms by the living area.
The master suite has a recessed ceiling, a contemporary cultured marble shower, his and her vanities and a whirlpool tub.
Another third of the house is dedicated to two guest bedrooms, both with walk-in closets and a shared full bath. The remaining square footage is dedicated to the kitchen, dining room and living room areas.
The kitchen features Whirlpool appliances, a breakfast island, hickory cabinets and solid surface countertops. The dining and living areas come together under cathedral ceilings with recessed lighting.
The floor plan also includes a dedicated utility room and an area that was designed for a crawlspace or basement stairway. Hickory trim is used extensively throughout the house.
Flooring in the home includes carpeted bedrooms, Dura-Ceramic tile in the utility room, stairway and bathrooms, and three-quarter-inch hickory wood floors in the living area, dining room and kitchen.
The home was built with a tongue and groove floor system and laminated I-beam floor joists. DuPont Tyvek energy saving house wrap was used to conserve energy and all exterior walls and ceilings were sealed to meet 2011 Green Build Savings Standards.
The front of the house features a double sidelight front door. Heritage Asphalt shingles on the roof have a 30-year warranty and there is a 50-year guarantee on the house siding.
A minimum bid of $85,000 is required. Bids will be accepted by mail or may be delivered in person. No faxes will be accepted. All bids must be in sealed envelopes and addressed as follows:
Bruce Bergman – NPCC House Bid, C/O North Platte Community College – North Campus, 1101 Halligan Dr., North Platte, NE 69101.
Interested individuals can stop by the northwest corner of the North Campus (Technical Campus) to view it from Monday through Friday, or by appointment.
For further information, call (308) 535-3601, (800) 658-4308 ext. 3601, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.