11:06 PM 05/04/2012
What is the average cost per square foot for new, ground up construction for a single or double family house in Brooklyn?
we are bidding a ground up in gowanus right now and $250/ft seems to be the loweset price from the 10+ contractors that have looked at the drawings.
9:16 PM 05/06/2012 | 0 Votes
We have a couple in the same range. One in a landmark district in Clinton Hill currently under construction, and another in Windsor Terrace which should hopefully be starting soon.
Jim Hill, RA, LEED AP
Urban Pioneering Architecture
9:40 AM 05/07/2012 | 0 Votes
If it's the lowest from 10, it's probably not reliable. What's the average of your bids? Add 20% to that.
Ed Kopel Architects, PC
2:49 PM 05/07/2012 | 0 Votes
This will vary very wildly based on what GC you use, but most importantly what kind of building you are building and what kind of finishes/features you are using. The range of new construction (hard costs) will be anywhere from $250 - $1,000+ sq/ft. You can get even below $250/sq/ft if you use bottom of the barrel everything and do a cheap-developer-grade project. If you want to use finishes, your budget will quickly go up to $300-$400/sq/ft range. After that once you get into high-end / custom finishes, your costs can just go up and up from there pretty quick. A lot depends on what GC and subs you will be using as well and how the house is designed from the ground up. In my experience, some architects are used to designing 'developer-grade' houses in the $250/sq/ft range and others are used to designing in the $400+/sq/ft range, and may not be as capable as up or down shifting into a different range. Just continue to do your research and talk to architects and GC's about your vision to get a rough idea, and yes add 10-20% to that price.
5:21 PM 05/07/2012 | 1 Votes