Today you are invited to tour a beautiful home that has been designed entirely by Lindale High School students. Heck, you can even purchase the house! The idea was the brainstorm of one local builder in Lindale, the Red Baron building company.   The company wanted to give the students an opportunity to see what it was like to design a home in the so-called "real world", so last year they  partnered with Lindale High School's Career and Technical Education Class.

Here's what Lindale Independent School District Superintendent Stan Surratt had to say about the project:

"It's a real-world opportunity, so it's just fantastic that the students can actually see what they're learning daily in the class be put to everyday use in the real world,"

Each student drew up their own plans for the home, then the best room plans were put together to design this 2,475 square foot home. The home has three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a bonus/game room in the Ruby Trails subdivision in Lindale. The students worked an entire school year designing every piece of the home.

The students with the best designs for each room received scholarships for their work. But according to Superintendent Stan Surratt , taking the students actual work into the project is what counts.

But the education didn't stop when the blueprints were finished. The students were actually apart of the building process too. Over six months, the students met with plumbers, electricians, and heating and air conditioning professionals, along with interior decorators, framers, learning about each of those trades.

And now, the home is ready to sell -- finishing touches should be completed by the end of November. The home is priced at $246,000, and the Red Baron Building Company will give 8 percent of the gross proceeds back to the Lindale Career and Technical Education Program to be used for their classes.



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