We are frequently asked the cost of building a project. Universally the answer is: It depends what you build. Following is a list of some of the elements that go into homes in our region and their installed costs. The prices will vary depending on the supplier, contractor and the market conditions at the time of the bid. These prices were provided by suppliers and contractors in early 2016 (Technically late 2015) .

Estimated Installed Costs Of Building Components

Estimated Installed Costs of Building components

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Because there are thousands of small choices that make up a home, it is easy to see how the price can vary by sometimes large amounts depending on those choices.

To receive a pdf of this list, please e-mail a request to:annette@crisparchitects.com and we will send you a copy as soon as possible.

Special thanks to the construction companies who contributed to this list:

Dean Construction, Millerton, NY                                                      New Dimension Construction, Millbrook, NY

Cornerstone Construction, Cos Cob, CT.                                            SBE Construction, Fairfield, CT.

ELF Construction, Hyde Park, NY

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Vicki December 11, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Thank you for this. As a Realtor, people often ask what these modifications would cost. Appreciate your professional perspective.

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    phil jasmin January 2, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Hello Mr James Crisp, I would like to know how much the Costs to build this Miceo Home the 650 sq ft,and if i can make it a little bit bigger ? i would like to add a green house room,and the size on the room would be a bout 1,000 sq ft more? and you can see the room from the kitchen it would be right next to the kitchen. my name is phil jasmin i live in Santa Rosa,ca my e mail phjasm@aol.com 909-653-8132

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    James Crisp January 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you!

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    Peggy DaValt September 15, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Hi Mr. Crisp –

    I so LOVE your work. I wrote you earlier when I saw the porch and the small home in CT in an online article. Having gone through these items on your new web site – the work is outstanding. I loved what you did with the carriage/garages and I have an old barn – and an old house but for me finding someone to help me decide what to do and a cost accounting is tough. I always get told “don’t sell the barn” but yet no one wants to really tell me how to remodel or take it down to put a new house there.

    I love the idea of a kennel building for my dogs and I bet you’d have great ideas for that. Again…I love the work and would love a home about 1000 sq feet….

    I still haven’t won that lottery yet, although the vision is becoming more clear.

    Thanks for letting me comment.

    Celebrate everything,

    Peggy DaValt
    Wisconsin USA

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    Clocci January 19, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Hello Mr. Crisp,
    We are looking to replace/ upgrade windows on a 1990/91 center hall colonial. We would like to elongate the size (currently, standard ’91 Anderson High Performance/ snap grille ~46″x36″). I see the brands referenced above, is there any one manufacturer that is your go-to- window supplier? Choosing replacement windows seems overwhelming as well as costly, and one can easily find negative complaints on just about every commercial brand out there. I would greatly appreciate any insight you may offer. I am a fond admirer of you work and greatly enjoy your blog.
    Thank you kindly,

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