Cost to Build a House in Vermont With a Basement Foundation

Cost to Build a New Home in Vermont with an Unfinished Basement

The Special Features of this attractive Traditional Style home include 9' ceilings, a comfortable covered balcony at the front, home office, workable kitchen, breakfast area, 4 well organized bedrooms, and an unfinished 1,296 sq basement.

Plan Description:

1st level: Entry hall, office, half-bath, family and dining rooms with central fireplace, kitchen with island and lunch counter, breakfast area with access to a covered balcony, laundry facilities.

2nd level: Master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and private bathroom, secondary bedroom with private bathroom, 2 other secondary bedrooms, showers room.

Total sq. ft. living area = 2,768

Traditional Style COOL House Plan ID: chp-25176






To estimate cost, I'll use the construction cost software as described on Getting Started.



Using this foundation shape for the foundation on the cost estimating software for Burlington, Vermont area, I came up with $248,304 for an owner/builder. That’s an approximate cost of $89.70 per sq. ft.

I determined this amount by using "Quality Class" # 6 throughout, 2 x4 stud walls (instead of 2 x 6 as per plans), deducting the General Contractor Markup of $35,776, equipment rental, and only allowed only $2,000 for builders risk 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.

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