Siskind House/Historic House in Williamstown Available for Moving

Named for the Siskind family

11 Morley Drive
3,665 Sq. Ft.

Siskind House, 2012
Siskind House, 2012

This 3,665 sq.ft. building, originally a home, converted into College offices and now vacant, is available to be moved.

Inquiries can be made with Rita Coppola-Wallace, Executive Director of Design and Construction, Williams College: (413) 597-3230 or [email protected]

About Siskind House

Built in 1904 and purchased by the College in 1996, Siskind House is located at 11 Morley Drive, off Walden Street, behind Morley Science Center.  The College is embarking on a major capital project to replace its outdated facilities with 150,000 GSF of new state-of-the-art research and teaching space for the sciences at a time when over half of all students have at least one major in the science disciplines.

General Condition:

Siskind House is wood frame construction in fair to good condition with multiple additions and modifications made over time.

Building Envelope:

Siskind has painted wood clapboard siding and painted wood trim that is generally in good condition.  The windows are single glazed double hung, and the roof is slate with a Hip Roof design.  The exterior envelope is painted and in good condition.

Mechanical Systems:

The existing heating system in Siskind is an oil-fired boiler with hot water baseboard distribution throughout. Much of the piping is original, however the College replaced the boiler in 2004.

Interior Layout:

Siskind House has two floors, an attic and a basement. On the first floor there is a living room, family room, kitchen with tile floors, pantry, one bedroom, one full bath and one 1/2 bath, both with tile floors. There are two staircases to access the second floor.

There are two fireplaces on the first floor and one fireplace on the second floor. Wood flooring is throughout the first and second floor.

On the second floor, there are three bedrooms, a large living room (previously a bedroom and a living room combination), circulation halls and 1/2 bath.

It is very likely that there is some lead paint, both on the interior and exterior and possibly asbestos containing material. All hazardous material will be the responsibility of the new owner to properly remove.

Major Construction History

Date Project Cost
1996 Purchased $342,394
2004 Boiler replacement $20,233
2004 Conversion to office space $1,300,000