How Much Does It Cost To Build A Luxury Home?

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Luxury Home?

September 01, 20232 min read

Introduction: Defining Luxury in Home Building

Hello, everyone! It's TJ from Sanctified Homes and Construction. One question we often encounter is, "How much does it cost to build a luxury home?" Today, as part of our educating blog series, we're breaking down the components that influence the price of constructing an upscale residence.

What Determines the 'Luxury' in a Home?

Every home, in its own right, can be luxurious. However, there are certain elements that elevate a standard home to a luxury one. Here are the primary factors:

Your Choices Matter:

The selections you make, from the type of wood to the bathroom fixtures, can dramatically influence the cost. What you might deem as luxury might be standard for another, so the choices become crucial.

Complex Roof Lines:

A house's roof line, especially one with multiple gables, hips, and intersections, can substantially drive up the cost. The more intricate the design, the pricier the build. For a deeper dive into this topic, visit our main blog.

Elements that Amplify Costs

When we delve deeper into luxury homes, certain elements can significantly impact the overall price. Here are a few notable mentions:

  • Luxury Bathrooms: Think heated floors, dual vanities, solid surface countertops, walk-in showers, soaking tubs, and even towel warmers.

  • Window Choices: From single-hung, double-hung, casement windows to the highly efficient European-style tilt and turn windows, the range and quality you select can influence the budget. Check out our video for visual insights!

  • Special Additions: Considerations like Tesla solar panels, spray foam insulation, hidden rooms, and extravagant basement bars can amplify the price.

Budget Considerations: Luxury Vs. Starter Homes

It's essential to understand that the term 'luxury' isn't strictly about hitting a specific price point. Instead, it revolves around the features and amenities you wish to include in your home. Whether you're aiming for a starter, vacation, or luxury home, your choices ultimately shape the final cost. 

Engaging with the Right Builder

The key is to collaborate with a builder who is transparent and can guide you effectively. At Sanctified Homes, we operate on a Cost Plus model, ensuring that you understand every cost component without hidden markups or kickbacks.

Final Thoughts: An Advocate in Your Corner

Building a luxury home is an intricate journey, one that's shaped by your vision and choices. We aim to be more than just your builder; we want to be your advocate, guiding you every step of the way. Our commitment is to elevate your home-building experience and, in doing so, raise the industry standard.

If you want to learn more about Sanctified Homes & Construction, checkout our homepage at WisconsinHomeBuild.com, or book a call directly on my calendar here.

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TJ Vitense

Founder of Sanctified Homes and Construction & the Blessed to Build Foundation, TJ believes in raising the industry standards. With his company Strategic Real Estate Experts, he helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. And, now manages new home construction as one of Wisconsin's best home builders.

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