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Fattig, at left, and Fugate

North Platte attorney Al Fugate is the owner of the North Platte Community College Foundation house after submitting the winning bid of $131,501 at auction Friday afternoon.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward scholarships for students in the college’s Building Construction, Electrical and Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) technology programs.

The students built the house – an ongoing tradition since 1971.

The 1,736-square-foot home has three-bedrooms, two bathrooms, living and dining areas, a spacious kitchen and a laundry/mud room.

“The design and finish is nearly identical to the 2016 house, which was extremely popular,” building construction instructor Roger Fattig said. “The exterior is designed for curb appeal with an interesting roofline and rock accents on the front, as well as high, arched windows on both the front and back of the home.”

The entire house was constructed with to energy-efficient building practices, such as triple pane windows. The windows, from the Pella Designer Series, come with the option of adding easy-to-change blinds between the glass.

The kitchen includes a large island, French doors and Rustic Alder cabinets with a Fruitwood stain, lights underneath and quartz countertops.

The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, a tray ceiling and dimming lights, while the master bathroom includes a walk-in, ceramic tile shower.

One of the guest bedrooms is equipped with two bi-fold door closets, and the guest bathroom sports a double vanity. All rooms have hardwood floors, with the exception of the bedrooms, which are carpeted.

Because the house is designed to be set on a basement, it has space for a large stairway. The Diamond Kote siding on the outside of the home comes with a 50-year warranty.

Another similar house is currently under construction.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/5/2017
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