County building costs (2)

This is the second in a series of post on the cost of building a new, custom home in Prince Edward County. Though it’s easy to assume that costs are lower in a rural area like the County, that is not necessarily the case.

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To get an idependent estimate of construction costs, I spoke with local architect Scott Bailey, principal of Branch Architecture, and certified appraiser Dan Harvey, owner of Prince Edward County Appraisals.

Their estimates for construction costs for a custom-built home with upgrades such as hardwood floors and tile, but excluding premium features like marble countertops ranged from $250 to $300 per square foot.

A new custom home has the advantage that it can be designed to suit your specific needs, but a resale home often provides better value.