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House Built By Morrisville State College Students For Sale, Open House Monday, October 12

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—It isn’t just the wrap–around deck—it’s the workmanship and spectacular views that are drawing the attention of passers-by to the home on the corner of Hart Road and English Avenue in the Town of Eaton.

The home, constructed by Morrisville State College residential construction and wood products technology students, is up for sale.

The public will be able to view it during an open house Monday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Intricate work on the inside, from hardwood and tile floors to custom cabinets and a stone fireplace, add to its showmanship.

Students in various programs worked on the house as part of an annual project for the residential construction program.

The ranch-style Barden home rests on a once empty parcel of property landscaped with valleys and picturesque views.

It boasts a large kitchen, breakfast nook and breakfast bar embellished with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, first-floor laundry room, full basement and two-stall garage.

Cathedral ceilings and a large wrap-around deck with sliding glass doors overlooking acres of hills add to its charm.

Professors in various departments assisted and applied their respective expertise, teaching students the tricks of the trade in the classroom, then taking them on-site where they did the actual work.

Students were involved with building the house from the ground up, assisting with everything from site layout to framing, and installing the plumbing and landscaping.

The annual house-building project teaches students about construction management and provides them with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real-world setting.

It is the fourth home constructed by Morrisville State College students.

Students in various classes and labs, including Plumbing, Masonry and Foundation, and Estimating and Assessment, and Secondary Wood Processing, also worked on the house.

The project also involves students in Morrisville State College’s architectural studies and design and landscape architectural studies programs.

For more information about the home or open house, call Sally Campbell at 315-824-2587 or e-mail

Through the residential construction program at Morrisville, students not only gain technical expertise, but they also acquire business skills through coursework in business law, employee supervision, accounting and even public speaking.

Morrisville State College’s residential construction curriculum is designed to provide graduates with the background, experience and knowledge of materials and techniques for a successful career in any segment of the residential construction industry. Hands-on experience is emphasized through coursework in construction techniques, energy systems, sanitation, masonry systems, foundation concepts and surveying. Students receive an associate in occupational studies (A.O.S.) degree. The program is a ThinkPad curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

Upon graduation, students’ employment opportunities include working as an estimator, home inspector, job scheduler, job supervisor, materials purchasing agent or material distribution agent. Students may also become involved with retail and contractor sales or real estate development, or begin their own businesses as contractors.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college was the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.