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14th May, 2008
Articles, Blog

From: Carl's Blog

Sunday, May 11, 2008 

House Plan Of The Week With Cost To Build

From: Associated Designs, Inc.

From: Carl's Blog

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Markham - Plan #30-575

Stone veneer bases support the tapered columns fronting this Craftsman-style bungalow home plan. Inside, the living room links to the dining room, which is open to a sunny nook and kitchen. A cozy window seat nestles into an alcove in the nook. Owners’ suite amenities include a walk-in closet and spa tub.

From the street, the Markham has the appearance of a totally symmetrical Craftsman-style bungalow with an attached porte cochere. Telling details are the stone veneer bases supporting tapered columns, exposed rafter tails where the roof joins the wall, a gabled dormer, and windows with smaller panes in their upper halves.

Inside, a conveniently placed half-bath is tucked behind the foyer’s coat closet. Double doors on the right open into a den, ideally placed for use as a home office. The foyer’s open left side leads directly into the living room.

On the living room’s left wall, a mess-free gas fireplace serves as a focal point, next to cabinetry for a home entertainment center.

The living room links to the dining room which in turn is open to the nook and kitchen. The kitchen has cupboards and counters on three sides, including a set that extends into the nook, and a roomy walk-in pantry. The nook’s wide sliding glass doors offer direct access to a covered patio, which could be screened, if desired.

Laundry appliances are right off the kitchen. The utility room has built-in cabinets and a spacious folding counter. A door there connects the room to a large storage area, tucked under the stairs.

A cozy, semi-private window seat is nestled into an alcove on the far side of the nook, across from the entry to the owners’ suite. This makes a great place to read a book, or simply daydream.

The owners’ suite is at the rear of the Markham. Amenities here include: a walk-in closet, spa tub, dual vanity, and a separately enclosed toilet and shower. Two more bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs.

Total Living Area: 2222 square feet. 1st Floor: 1700 square feet. 2nd Floor: 522 square feet. Garage: 480 square feet. Plan Width: 50' 0". Plan Depth: 67' 0". Floors: 2. Garage: 2 car. Bedrooms: 3. Baths: 2. Half Baths: 1

To estimate cost, I'll use the "cost to build" calculator on my resource #5 , “Building Costs by City & State”, on "Getting Started" on byoh.com, using “average" quality and a slab foundation

Using this "shape" on the "cost to build" calculator, for the Denver - Boulder CO area, I came up with $171,288 for an owner/builder.

That’s an approximate cost of $77 per sq. ft. (Based on 2,222 sq. ft of living area)

I determined this amount by deducting the General Contractor’s Markup, equipment rental, and allowed only $2,000 for insurance.

Breakdown of Building Costs for This House. (PDF file)
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You should keep in mind that the cost to build for this example, or any house plan, can vary considerably depending quality of materials selected, and on actual bids for labor and material.

Again, the estimate for this house is an approximate one based on “average” quality materials and a slab foundation as of May, 2008.

Until you actually start getting bids and entering them into your own spreadsheet (see my spreadsheet page for FREE spreadsheets), it will remain approximate.

Enjoy & "Happy Mother's Day"

Carl
www.byoh.com

13th May, 2008
Blog, Home Plan Series

Tazewell 30-477                       Tazewell 30-477
Original Plan Modified                        Modified Plan
The Tazewell 30-477                          The Briarwood 30-690

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8th May, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Barlow 30-694

Barlow 30-694

Vaulted ceilings in the foyer and great room create a sense of spaciousness in what is actually a fairly compact cottage house plan. Windows flank the gas fireplace that graces the rear of a great room with a dining area on one side. A peninsular counter/eating bar marks the boundary between the dining area and a kitchen with a roomy pantry.

7th May, 2008
Blog, Constructed Home Plans

Jacksonville Exterior

Jacksonville 30-563

This home is truly amazing. Views of the coast range and the city can be enjoyed off two separate second story decks, or from the wall of windows in the family room. This design has 5389 sq ft of living space, 836 sq ft of unfinished bonus area, 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 3 half baths. The guest suite features a claw foot tub, and tiled shower. The recreation room was finished with bamboo wood flooring, full service bar, and gas fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has cherry cabinetry and a temperature controlled wine cellar. There is also a formal dining room and den. The owners' suite features a double sided fireplace, ceiling details, steam shower, and large walk-in closet. This home was finished with wrought iron railings, barrel vault and other ceiling details, recess niche's, hardwood flooring, built-ins, special lighting, and complex structured wiring and audio. Outside, the home features a built in BBQ area complete with sink, trimmed with rock work, wonderful for those special summer gatherings. To see plan details of this design click here.

 

Steven W Johnson Construction, Inc., Home Builder, General Contractor "We are the Builder 4 U"

Steven W. Johnson Construction, Inc. is a fully licensed and bonded company and has been a member of the Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lane County Home Builders Association, and has participated regularly in the Eugene area Street of Dreams annual home shows and the annual July Tour of Homes in Lane County.

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6th May, 2008
Blog, Home Plan Series

Bergstrom 30-206Bryson 30-204Glendora 30-686

With the need to build on in-fill lots, and higher density neighborhoods growing, so is the desire to find a plan that will fit on a narrow lot. On our house plans, narrow lot is defined by no more than 40' wide on a house less than 2000 square feet, no more than 50' wide on a house between 2000 - 2999 square feet, and no more than 60' wide on a house between 3000 - 4999 square feet. We have close to 100 narrow lot plans to choose from in a variety of architectural styles. To view all of our narrow lot plans click here.

2nd May, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Westwood 30-693, Bungalow Home Plan

Westwood 30-693

A partially vaulted, wide open great room is at the heart of this charming Craftsman bungalow house plan. Rich in natural light, the room has a gas fireplace and is open to the dining area. A large kitchen with a roomy pantry bounds the dining area as well. The deluxe owners' suite has a soaking tub, shower, dual vanity and deep walk-in closet.

30th Apr, 2008
Blog, Constructed Home Plans

Reynolds 30-396 Exterior

Reynolds 30-396

This European house plan features elegant brick facade with columns, arched openings, wrought iron-rimmed balcony. Huge two-story great room links to pool room and is partially open to the nook and kitchen. Library/loft overlooks entry and great room and is connected to the master suite/more bedrooms. To see plan details of this design click here.

Steven W Johnson Construction, Inc., Home Builder, General Contractor

“We are the Builder 4U”
Steven W. Johnson Construction, Inc. is a fully licensed and bonded company and has been a member of the Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lane County Home Builders Association, and has participated regularly in the Eugene area Street of Dreams annual home shows and the annual July Tour of Homes in Lane County.

Reynolds Rear ExteriorKitchenOwners’ Suite Shower

28th Apr, 2008
Blog, Home Plan Series

30-691 Oakley30-630 Beaufort10-338 Cameron

Ranch-style house plans are commonly one-story rectangular, U-shaped or L-shaped designs with built-in garage. You will find over 200 designs with a variety of sizes and exterior personalities to choose from. To see our ranch-style house plans click here.

24th Apr, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Briarwood 30-690, Country House Plan

Briarwood 30-690

This two-story country-style cottage house plan is well-suited to the needs of a growing family. It has a luxurious owners' suite on the ground floor, and three more bedrooms plus a bonus room/fifth bedroom upstairs. It's also exceptionally bright, especially in the two-story entry, great room, sunny nook and large kitchen.

23rd Apr, 2008
Blog, Constructed Home Plans

Front ExteriorEntryLiving Room

Missoula 30-595

Exposed log ends add a unique touch to this grand, rambling craftsman chalet house plan. Bright, spacious, vaulted gathering space comprises kitchen, nook, living & dining. Hobby, guest and vaulted sun rooms at rear; library/reading nook at center. To see plan details on this design click here.

This is a dream home for the owners, working with Steve W. Johnson Construction, Inc. for 2 years on this project. Located in Crow Valley with 14 acres of breathtaking view. An open floor plan features hand hewn log beams, hardwood flooring, and Heartland appliances. The design features 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, elevator, sun room, den, and sitting areas.

Steven W Johnson Construction, Inc.

"We are the Builder 4 U"

Steven W. Johnson Construction, Inc. is a fully licensed and bonded company and has been a member of the Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lane County Home Builders Association, and has participated regularly in the Eugene area Street of Dreams annual home shows and the annual July Tour of Homes in Lane County.

21st Apr, 2008
Blog, Home Plan Series

30-634 Coeur D’Alene30-573 Alderdale30-519 Tillamook


Craftsman house plans typically highlight the use of natural materials such as stone and wood to the facade. Roof lines are low pitched, gabled or hipped. There are over 200 Craftsman home plans available in sizes ranging from 900 square feet to over 6,000 square feet. With that much choice, you're sure to find one to fit your needs. To see our Craftsman house plans click here.

 

17th Apr, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Pacifica 30-683, Bungalow Home Plan

Pacifica 30-683

• Updated Craftsman bungalow house plan designed for construction on a view lot that slopes down at the rear
• Vaulted ceilings add loft to front porch and deck, volume to foyer, den, great room, owners' suite
• Daylight basement has two naturally bright bedroom suites, plus a large family room

16th Apr, 2008
Blog, Constructed Home Plans

 

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Edenbridge 30-626

Built by Regal Custom Homes in Eugene Oregon.

Contemporary prairie home plans fits into a hillside that slopes up and right. Window-bright gathering space at core comprises kitchen, nook and great room. Luxurious owners' suite above, two bedrooms and recreation room with kitchen below. To see details on this design click here.

RCH Logo“As a long time home builder in the Eugene, Springfield and surrounding Lane County area the success and our customer satisfaction of our company is the result of high quality and integrity, as well as the ability to apply personal attention and exquisite detail to your custom built home. No matter the size or price range of your home the goal is still the same; to provide a home that will last a life time and one which will be a very sound investment for your future.” - Regal Custom Homes


Great Room Kitchen Kitchen 2 Owners’ Suite Vanity Entry Kitchen 3

15th Apr, 2008
Blog, Constructed Home Plans

Rosaano 30-569ExteriorExterior 2

Rossano 30-569

The Rossano house plan built by Steven W. Johnson Construction Inc. on a five acre parcel in Eugene OR. A finely detailed wrought iron gate opens into the entry garden courtyard of this Tuscan home plan. The home's dramatic two-story foyer leads into a spacious great room with hardwood flooring. Arches link both the great room and dining room to a kitchen with a huge pantry and granite countertops on the two islands.

Steven W Johnson Construction, Home Builder, General Contractor "We are the Builder 4 U"

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Steven W. Johnson Construction, Inc. is a fully licensed and bonded company and has been a member of the Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lane County Home Builders Association, and has participated regularly in the Eugene area Street of Dreams annual home shows and the annual July Tour of Homes in Lane County.

14th Apr, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Viewcrest 10-536, Hexagonal Home Plan

Viewcrest 10-536

• Vaulted, hexagonal great room at center is open to kitchen and offers panoramic view to the rear
• Kitchen is open to great room above two long counters rimmed by raised eating bars
• Luxury owners' suite on main floor; two bedrooms and a large hexagonal recreation room

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