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Cost to Build a Home in Raleigh North Carolina

Cost to Build a Home in Raleigh North Carolina

This striking home is referred to as a “country” style by the designer, but I think it goes beyond just “country”.

True, the friendly wraparound porch reminds us of those congenial gatherings of days gone by, but the roof line is what caught my eye.

I am a roof fanatic…well, at least a roof aficionado. This roof gets a TEN!

Although this home is described as a two bedroom, it has an office that meets code requirements to be a third bedroom.

Great floor plan and use of space!

HPC-2026-16 from

Bedrooms – 2 (office as possible 3rd)

Baths - 2

The perimeter of the building has 8 corners.

The living area is 2,026 sq. ft.

The number of stories is 1.

Basement: 2026 sq. ft. of unfinished basement.

Porches not under the main roof - 1406 sq. ft.

Deck: 192 sq. ft.

Four Seasons Room: 180 sq. ft.

Central ducted heating and cooling.

1 each insulated prefab metal fireplace, brick face.

I came up with an approximate cost to build this house in Raleigh, North Carolina of $392,059 including a General Contractor’s markup of $44,759. This equals $194 per sq. ft.

I used the “Good Standard Quality (#4)” selections on the Craftsman cost to build calculator.

By acting as your own General Contractor you could reduce the estimated cost to build to $347,300 by eliminating the General Contractor’s markup of $44,759 and therefore reducing the cost per sq. ft. to around $171 per sq. ft.

Important Notices:

Land and possible related fees (if any) are NOT included in the cost to build. Read more on fees on my Checklist for buying land on How to Buy Land and Build a House.

Cost estimates change with time. YOU can update this 2018 estimate to see if it has, as well as experimenting with different building quality inputs that affect the cost to build.

Keep in mind that these estimates are approximate and are just a guide. Until you actually start getting your own bids and estimates and entering them into your own spreadsheet (see my spreadsheet page for FREE spreadsheets), they will remain approximate.

Carl Heldmann