House 55

Alfred State College’s House 55, located at 3867 Foundation Drive in Wellsville, is complete and awaiting a buyer.

WELLSVILLE — The 55th house that Alfred State College students have built for the Wellsville community is now on the market.

Located at 3867 Foundation Drive, the house offers 1,769 square feet of living space, plus a 450-square-foot attached garage. Features include three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office space, covered front and back porches, a backyard patio, a walkout basement with egress windows, central air conditioning, soapstone and granite solid surface countertops throughout, and ceramic tiles in the entry, kitchen and bathrooms.

Jack Jones, chair of the Building Trades Department, said, “This new home has been a great applied learning project for our students. It demonstrates the quality of education our faculty are committed to.

Jones said students handled everything from the site work to the interior finishes on the home.

Students in the building trades: building construction; masonry; heavy equipment operations; electrical construction and maintenance electrician; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) programs all had a hand in the construction. Work on the house began once the groundbreaking took place in the fall of 2017 and wrapped up this fall.

The house is listed at $234,500.

The houses Alfred State students regularly build for the community, valued at more than $250,000, take two years to complete, and are then subsequently sold on the open market and occupied.

Students build and detail the houses in a subdivision owned by the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation dedicated to improving the Alfred State community through the support of educational programs. The Educational Foundation funds the construction of the houses.

For more information on House 55, contact the Office of the Dean for the School of Applied Technology at (607) 587-3101.

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