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Student-Built Home Now For Sale

Heather Asiyanbi - Jun 28, 2018 3:31:39 PM

The house that students from Oak Creek High School's Knights Construction class has an accepted offer after just a single day on the market. It is now ready to welcome home its first family. eFaucets is proud to have contributed the faucets, fixtures and lighting that helped make the 2017-2018 project a success.

Listed for $294,900 and measuring 1,800 square feet, the house is located in Caledonia, WI, and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a split ranch configuration; the master bedroom suite is on the south side of the house while the two bedrooms and second bathroom are on the north side of the house. A living area comprised of the kitchen, dinette and living room are located in the center of the house.

Realtor.com in April listed the greater Racine, WI, area - of which Caledonia is a part - in the top 10 of its monthly list of growing real estate market.

Building the home took students and their professional mentors nine full months to construct; from digging and laying the foundation to framing to roofing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting and installing the finishing touches like flooring and lighting.

2018 OCHS Kitchen"The weather didn't always cooperate with us, so there were times I was a little concerned we wouldn't make it," OCHS teacher Matt Lonergan said with a chuckle. "But, it all came together, and we're happy this house will make someone a really nice home."

Knights Construction has been an official class at Oak Creek High School for three years and typically accepts 16 students each year. In addition to take classes at school, students work alongside professionals from all the fields necessary to build a house earning credit toward graduation and real-world experience at the same time.

Donated materials, labor and big-ticket items like the faucets and lighting from eFaucets and partners like Delta Faucet and Kraus USA help defray costs for the school district after it fronts the money to purchase the lot where homes are built. 

"We really couldn't do this kind of work with students without the generosity of area companies like eFaucets," Lonergan continued.

2018 OCHS House Hall Bathroom

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