Thaddeus Stevens-built home wins top building award

    07.02.18 | TSCT News

    Lancaster, PA—A home built entirely by students at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology was named the best multi-family home in the Lancaster/Lebanon Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Lancaster County.

    1930 Edington Place

    It is the second year in a row the college’s students received the Fulton Bank Award, which honors the top multi-family and top single-family homes in the parade. The Thaddeus Stevens entry, located at 1930 Edington Place, Lancaster, bested four other multi-family homes, including a stunning $509,015 townhome in the prestigious Traditions of America 55+ resort lifestyle community in Lititz.

    Kitchen area - students designed and built everything from the ground up

    “To receive this honor for the second consecutive year is a testament to the quality of our faculty and the commitment and skill of our students,” said president William Griscom. “It is no surprise that these students are in high demand among local employers when they graduate.”

    The college’s associate degree carpentry students take the lead on the project, involving significant contributions from associate degree students in masonry, cabinetmaking, HVAC, and plumbing, as well as certificate students in electrical construction and maintenance. Each year, the programs collaborate to construct a duplex in Lancaster County, with emphasis on providing high-quality, affordable housing in and around Lancaster City.

    The entryway with exposed brick and stairs leading to the second floor

     The college’s entry into the parade of homes is sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities and includes contributions and reduced-price materials from numerous local and regional building suppliers. For a full list, click here.

    Living area in the basement with a wet bar 

     “The home construction project is critically important to our model of experiential, hands-on learning, and it extends our mission of serving under-resourced individuals in our community,” Griscom said. “Our donors see this value, and make it possible to sustain this program.”

    Master bedroom with a walk-in closet

     The three-bedroom, three-bathroom Edington Place home features an open floor plan with 9’ ceilings and crown molding, custom open stairs with wrought-iron spindles, a finished basement with custom stone bar and barn beam accents, a master bath with custom tile shower and heated floor and a custom kitchen with solid-surface countertop. It is on the market for $207,500.

    Thaddeus Stevens wins Best Exterior, Kitchen, Bathroom, Landscaping, Decorated in Show & the Fulton Bank Award

    The home also received Best Exterior, Best Kitchen, Best Bathroom, Best Landscaping, Best Decorated and Best in Show in its division.

    For more photos of the 2018 Home Construction Project, click here.

    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is consistently ranked as Pennsylvania’s best technical college and awards associate degrees in 22 high-demand, skilled occupations. A full listing of programs is available at


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