ALFRED — Construction of House 56 in Wellsville has recently wrapped up, and the new owners will soon be able to call it home.
Located at 3889 Foundation Drive, the newest house built by Alfred State students is now finished and has already been sold. The 2,010-square-foot open concept home features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large master suite, a two-car garage, a full basement, and a wraparound porch.
Construction of the house involved the efforts and talents of many Alfred State students from a variety of majors, including heavy equipment operations; masonry; building trades: building construction; electrical construction and maintenance electrician; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
With the project now completed, Louis Zver, chair of the Alfred State Building Trades Department, said, “It is a great feeling to see a project of this magnitude done with students in a hands-on learning environment. It is a testament that hard work pays off.”
Reflecting on the effort put forth by the students who were involved in the project, Zver noted, “The students that have worked on this project should have a sense of pride seeing this home completed and sold.”
The houses that Alfred State students regularly build for the Wellsville community, valued at more than $250,000, typically 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.
With the Foundation Drive subdivision filled up, the college, the Ed Foundation and the Town of Wellsville reached an agreement for a new subdivision on Proctor Road.
In exchange for Alfred State students constructing a new town building on West Hanover Street, the town handed over 14 acres of undeveloped land on Proctor Road to the Educational Foundation of Alfred for a new development site and hands-on learning opportunities.
For more information on House 56, contact the Office of the Dean for the School of Applied Technology at 607-587-3101.