How much does it cost to build a custom home?
The cost of building a new home can vary – especially in and around the St. Louis area, where building codes and land costs can vary widely. In general, we advise most clients to expect to spend a minimum of $300,000 plus the cost of land. Home construction projects we build vary from $300,000 to $6,000,000. The final cost of your home project will come down to the finishes, the size, and the location that you choose.
How long does it take to build a new custom home?
A good guide for construction duration is about 120 to 180 days from the start of framing. How long it takes to get to framing will depend on how quickly you’re able to decide on a final design, and how quickly we’re able to get approvals and permits. We recommend that you check out our custom home construction timeline to get a clearer sense of what to expect.
Do you have model homes for purchase or is each home a custom build?
We can do either. We do have model homes ready for purchase in a number of communities. We will also custom build for you within one of our communities or on a piece of land you own and / or we find together.
If you’re looking for a quick move-in home, check out our move-in ready page for homes that are ready to buy and under construction.
Looking to customize an existing design? Check out our floor plans section for a starting point that you can build on.
Do we have to own our own land to build our home?
No. You can build on a lot of your choice or build within one of our communities. Presently, we have lots for sale in Eureka and Wildwood at our two communities. We also have an on-staff Realtor who can help you find your ideal lot – or a lot with an existing home for an infill construction project.
Do we get to select building materials, appliances, and other features?
Of course! We will work together to customize your home to fit your budget and style. We also have available an interior decorator who can help you make decisions.
Once our home has been started, how often do we need to go to the construction site to check on progress?
As often as you would like! Once the building is underway, it’s our job to see that the construction is done correctly. We will give you a tentative schedule to outline the specific steps within the process. From that point on, we will keep you updated on the build.
What is our first step to get started?
If you’re still 18 months out from wanting to begin, you may want to just reach out for a quick phone conversation at (314) 392-9631 x1 to ask any early stage questions that you may have – or to seek assistance in finding land from our in-house Realtor. You may also want to check out our home building blog, which is full of information on the latest technologies, home decision guides, and more.
If you’re certain you want to build and want to get the ball rolling, we’d recommend setting up an in-person consultation. Fill out the form below and we’ll reach out to set up a time.