Bidding is open on the NPCC Foundation Auction House

Students from North Platte Community College’s Building Construction Technology, Electrical, and Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) programs gather around this year’s auction house. The students built the house from scratch. It is auctioned to raise funds for scholarships.“/>
Students from North Platte Community College’s construction, electrical, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) programs gather around this year’s auction house. The students built the house from scratch. It is auctioned to raise funds for scholarships.

By HEATHER JOHNSON
North Platte Community College

Bidding is now open for the 2022 North Platte Community College Foundation Auction House.

Students in the building construction, electrical, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) technology programs at the college build a house from the ground up each year to gain hands-on experience of the world real.

The houses are then sold at a silent auction and the proceeds are used to fund scholarships for students in the building trades.

Features of the house:

This year’s three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home was custom-built to meet high-performance standards. It measures 1,886 square feet and features an open concept in the lobby, living room, dining room, and kitchen.

Pella Lifestyle Series windows offer exceptional energy efficiency, as does the LED lighting installed throughout the home. R46/R38 insulation in the ceilings and R21 insulation in the 6 inch side walls were also installed with energy efficiency in mind.

The rot, termite and mildew resistant LP SmartSide siding comes with a 30-year finish warranty. There is also a 30 year warranty on the shingles.

Some of the aesthetic highlights include:

  1. A Versetta Stone accent on the front
  2. Rollex aluminum soffit and fascia
  3. Arched windows above front triple window and rear French door
  4. Entryway and sliding lights with Craftsman patterned glass
  5. A cathedral ceiling in the living room and dining room
  6. 3/4″ solid hardwood flooring in kitchen, living room, dining room and hallways
  7. Tawny Raised Panel Hickory Cabinets
  8. Quartz countertops
  9. A large walk-in pantry
  10. A large peninsula with a snack area
  11. Stained oak trim throughout
  12. Interior three-panel oak doors
  13. Carpeted rooms
  14. A large walk-in closet in the master bedroom
  15. A spacious main shower with all-ceramic enclosure
  16. A cloakroom with laundry area and a powder room next to an optional garage

The house is wired for cable and telephones. The buyer will be responsible for the electric meter, the main service disconnector, a water heater, a furnace and any ventilation system with heat or energy recovery.

The house is located on the NPCC North Campus, 1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte. Tours can be scheduled through the North Campus Visitor Center by calling (308) 535-3601.

The minimum bid will be set at $160,000. Potential bidders must be prequalified. The highest bid will be posted for the duration of the auction.

Application forms are available at all Welcome Centers on the Mid-Plains Community College campus, including those in McCook, North Platte, Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine. They are also available online at: https://www.mpcc.edu/academics/programs/house-auction.php.

Offers may be called Oksana Empfield at (308) 535-3672 or emailed to [email protected] until noon on July 12. Offers will be accepted in person until 2 p.m. July 12 in room 203 of the WW Wood Building on NPCC’s North Campus, 1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte.

Empfield can also provide more information on the bidding process.

Those interested in more information on the construction of the house can contact Roger Fattig, Building Construction Instructor, at (308) 535-3646, or [email protected].

Additional details regarding the house, auction, and other processes can be found on the college’s website at: https://www.mpcc.edu/academics/programs/house-auction.php.