Which of these houses, built specifically for the owner, would probably cost more to build?

Which of these houses, built specifically for the owner, would probably cost more to build?

House 1 (3000 sq. feet - Traditional with a sloped roof) - 2 stories, 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, den, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, laundry room with 3 washers and 2 dryers, 2 car garage 

House 2 (3,000 sq. feet - Loft style with a sloped roof) - 2 stories, 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, den, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, laundry room with 3 washers and 2 dryers, 2 car garage.  This house would not have all of the walls like House 1.  It would be an open/loft concept, with one of the bedrooms doubling as an upstairs sitting area.

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  • 1 month ago

    lol. Sounds like a toss-up. The loft style would use a few less studs and wall material, but cost more for scaffolding needed to work on the vaulted ceiling.  {The vaulted ceiling lay-out will cost more to heat and cool.}

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Take a look at the wood work and cabinets.  The most expensive one is the one with the stain grade kitchen cabinets and trim and stone counters.  Paint grade and formica is a lot cheaper.   Second.  Look at the foundation.   Third. Look at the flooring.    If everything is still equal, the one with the interior walls is more expensive and better built.  Load bearing interior walls cost money, even in the foundation.

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