The Hermiston School District recently sold the fifth student-built home located in the Fieldstone Crossing subdivision, to Denny Whitsett.
The custom 2,376 square-foot home has a modern design and state-of-the-art amenities. The home is beautiful and comfortable with coffered ceilings in the dining room, 9-foot ceilings throughout the home, granite and cultured marble countertops, a water softenersystem, surround sound system, a gas fireplace, insta hot water, and central vacuum system with a hide-a-hose.
The home is energy-efficient, as evident by the above code standards with Energy Trust of Oregon. It has enhanced insulation, sealed ductwork, energy-efficient windows, heating/cooling ventilation systems, envelope tightness measures, energy-efficient lights, and appliances.
The Hermiston School District, in cooperation with the Northeast Oregon Homebuilder’s Association, utilized a state CTE Revitalization grant in 2013 to create the program, to train high school students from the Hermiston, Umatilla and Stanfield school districts in start-to-finish residential building. The proceeds from the sale of each student-built home are used to fund the next project, with the goal of producing one home every year in the Fieldstone Crossing subdivision. Construction has already begun on the sixth home and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020.