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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Oregon

Craftsman homes are popular in the beautiful Pacific North West, and this Craftsman design has a lot to offer in just a little over 2000 sq ft.

Two covered porches as well as a large tray ceiling great room with fireplace make for a cozy home on those (many) rainy Portland days.

Other features include a large tray ceiling master suite with 2 large walk-in closets, a large master bath, 2 more bedrooms and another 1-12 baths and a large kitchen with breakfast area that also leads to the covered porch.

There is also an area labeled “flex space” that could easily be used as a living room, home office, playroom, or dining room,

The steep pitched roof allows for an unfinished bonus area above the expansive garage.

This home is designed for either a crawl space or concrete slab foundation, so a mechanical room for HVAC and hot water tank is provided.

Total Living Area = 2067 sq. ft. Uinished Bonus Attic Area with more than 78” headroom = 379 sq. ft. This Bonus Area is not included in Total living area.

COOL House Plan ID: chp-37255


To estimate cost using the cost estimating software, I used Average Standard Quality Class 5.

Using this foundation shape on the cost to build calculator for the Portland, OR area, I came up with $244,892 for an owner/builder.

I determined this amount by deducting the General Contractor Markup of $31,561 from the approximate total cost of $276,453.

Important Notice:

Cost estimates change with time. YOU can update this 2019 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.

Also, the costs of land, land development, local government fees, impact fees, etc., are not included.

Carl Heldmann