custom home builders in asheville nc

Cost of Building a Custom Home in Asheville

The question we get asked most often can often be tricky to answer. We get calls, emails, and DM’s everyday asking what the cost to to build a home in Asheville is. The answer? It depends on so many factors, but we’ll attempt to breakdown our cost per square foot. Keep in mind the overall cost of building a new home will depend on the lot, the square footage, the materials used, and the cost of materials at the time you build (for example, lumber prices have been at an all-time high for the past couple of months – November 2020).

As a 100% custom home builder that doesn’t build from a portfolio of plans, everything we build is unique to each client (read our custom home builder FAQ). Our clients work with architects or find plans online and we help them make changes. Many of our clients find a house plan that works for their family in some ways, but maybe not others, so we’ll enlist an architect to make changes.

Land Costs

When you think about the cost of building a home in Asheville, first do yourself a favor and remove the cost of land. Land can range anywhere from $20,000-millions. Judd Builders builds on all sizes of lots in western North Carolina. Typically when people ask how much it costs to build, we have to ask about their land. Is it steep? Will it require a lot of grading and/or clearing? Do you need a well and/or septic? How long will your driveway be? Of course as custom builders, we can guide clients through all of these questions and consult with them on what will be best for the land, house orientation, and budget.