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Bidding On Student-Built House At 128 Fore Street Concludes Aug. 9

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Those interested in purchasing the fruits of Sulphur Springs High School students work over the course of two years still have until 3 p.m. Friday to submit a bid.

This farm-style home at 128 Fore St., built by Sulphur Springs High School construction students over the last 2 years, is for sale. Sealed bids will be accepted through 3 p.m. Friday Aug. 9, in Sulphur Springs ISD Administration Building. Visit SSISD’s website for info.

The house at 128 Fore Street was the project of Harold Smithson’s construction students, and was constructed mostly be the high school students. Because of the dollar value and the fact that the site is being sold by Sulphur Springs Independent School District, the school is required to sell it via a bid process instead of the traditional listing with a realtor.

All bids proposals must be sealed and received in the Sulphur Springs Independent School District Business Office, at 631 Connally St. no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Bids may be delivered during normal school business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and until 3 p.m. Friday.

Bids are slated to be presented to SSISD Board of Trustees for consideration at their Aug. 12 board meeting.

The project was possible thanks to numerous local businesses who helped to sponsor the project, who are listed on the sign in front of the house.

SSISD Administrators recently hosted an open house on July 26 to give those interested in purchasing the house a chance to tour it and to give the community a first hand look the finished work of the SSHS students, who built the structure from the ground up, with trades services such as electrical and plumbing work conducted by licensed professionals as required. The minimum bid starting price for the home is $154,900.

The 1,550-square foot farm-style home has two bedroom, two baths and a detached garage. There’s also a “bonus” room that can be used an a home office or extra bedroom that opens with sliding barn doors.

The home comes complete with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, which opens into the open living area with fireplace. The kitchen and bathrooms have granite counter tops donated by Texas Rock Tops in Cumby.

The master bath has not only a sunken tub, but double sinks and a tile and glass shower. The second bathroom includes a shower and is centrally located, making it accessible from almost anywhere in the home.

The walk-in closet in the master bedroom is large, with shelving and rods on which to hand clothes on both sides, and a window. Most of the other closets do not include shelving, leaving it to the owners to install whatever best fits their lifestyles.

The laundry room and both bathrooms also have custom tile. Flooring throughout the house is easy-care wood-look vinyl plank and tile.

The wraparound porch provides plenty of room to sit and enjoy an afternoon with family or friends.

A small walking path from the utility room leads to the one-car garage with roll up door located behind the home. Located on a corner lot, the garage is accessible via a concrete driveway from the side street.

For information or to have a bid emailed, visit SSISD’s website or contact Maria Garcia-Hidalgo at 903-885-0996 or at SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St.

Author: Faith Huffman

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