WAPAKONETA — A home built by students at Apollo Career Center will be auctioned off in June.
The home is 1,976 square-feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a great room, located at 1809 Applejack Drive in the Wapakoneta subdivision Clover Ridge.
The home also boasts quartz counter tops; a kitchen with a farm sink and pantry with a built-in microwave; a master bedroom with a full bathroom and walk-in closet; and a second bedroom with a tub and shower, according to Superior PLUS Realtors, which will be leading the public auction.
Apollo Career Center has been building spec homes for years.
The project gives high school juniors and seniors – who are supervised by instructors – an opportunity to learn their trade while building a home that will eventually be lived in.
“It’s for a purpose,” said Jim Nickles, a carpentry instructor at Apollo Career Center. “It’s not for nothing.”
Students in the career center’s carpentry, construction equipment technology and auto collision programs all participate in the build, which starts the first day of school for seniors.
While Apollo works with subcontractors for some of the work, Nickles said students learn how to lay the home’s foundation, install the frame and flooring, install doors, windows and casing and lay brick or concrete pavers.
Nickles is himself a graduate of the Apollo carpentry program, which he said taught him to take pride in the spec home project.
The home is appraised at $253,000 with a minimum starting bid set at $224,000, according to Duane Ridenour, the Superior PLUS realtor and auctioneer for this year’s Apollo house auction.
Prospective buyers will can attend the open house from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 16. An on-site public auction will be held at 10 a.m. the following Saturday, June 22.
Reach Mackenzi Klemann at 567-242-0456.