How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Michigan

Here is an attractive 1-1/2 story traditional style home that truly shows the beauty of brick.

The 2,954 sq ft of living space consists of an open floor plan with large a master bedroom suite on the first floor, a large family room with fireplace, and an 18’ high vaulted ceiling front door entry.

4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
1st floor 2093 sq ft
2nd floor 861 sq ft
Total Living area = 2954sq ft
Garage 460 sq ft

There are numerous other features to This Cool House Plan that make this home a showplace.






To estimate cost, I am selecting frame construction with brick veneer (#2 "Quality Class" for exterior Finish), full unfinished basement(#5 "Quality Class for foundation), and #6 "Quality Class" for the other categories.

Using this foundation shape on the cost estimating software for Grand Rapids, MI area, I came up with an approximate cost of $302,690 for an owner/builder. That’s $102 per sq. ft.

I determined this amount by deducting the General Contractor Markup of $44,955, equipment rental, and allowed only $2,000 for insurance.

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.

Highly decorative, starkly original or exceptionally well-appointed residences will cost more.

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