What is the Average Cost per Square Foot for a Custom Home?

Apr 15, 2019

The national average cost to build a new custom home comes in at $291,182, just underneath the $300,000 threshold. This puts a 2,000 square foot home at about $150 per square foot. But, with homes from Brown Haven’s Choice Line starting as low as $153,997, with each square foot costing $118, buyers are guaranteed to get their money’s worth! Whether you're in the market for a second home in the Blue Ridge Mountains or you’re searching for the perfect house for your growing family to settle into, we pride ourselves on offering fair, fixed pricing.


Our popular McIntosh floorplan is the perfect home for a large family containing 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Available in Hart County, our Claymore layout is priced as low as $218,425 from our Choice Line, bringing the cost of this spacious 2,543 sq.ft. home to only $86 per square foot. When choosing the McIntosh from our Select Line, starting at $248,211, this 2,703 sq.ft. home is priced at $92 per square foot. According to Home Advisor.com, custom homes can cost between $100 and $400 per square foot, putting the cost per square foot of popular floorplans like the McIntosh, below the national average. Home shoppers should keep in mind that the prices listed on our site do not reflect the price of the lot needed to build the home. Stop by one of our Design Studios to speak with our Brown Haven Land Specialist! He’ll be more than happy to help you find the perfect lot to build your new Brown Haven home on. Available in Stephens County, Carnesville in Franklin County, and Banks County, we build our award-winning custom homes in twenty-one of Georgia’s most sought after counties.

When building the Tallulah floorplan from our Choice Line in Hart County, an expansive 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home, buyers can expect a base price of $208,381 from our Choice Line, and $236,797 from our Select Line; both costing below the national average of $291,182. Providing an ample amount of space in a wonderfully designed open concept layout with two floors, this stunning 2,004 square foot home from Brown Haven’s Choice line, a few feet above the national average for a new custom home, will cost a new homeowner $104 per square foot! When choosing this popular layout from our Select Line, buyers can expect to pay $110 per square foot for a 2,151 sq.ft. home. As a trusted North Georgia builder, our Price Promise guarantees that the cost of your home will NOT change once the contract is signed. Available in Forsyth County, Hall County, and Jackson County, we’ll build this stunning home in one of the twenty-one Georgia counties Brown Haven builds new homes in.


Take the virtual tour of our popular Tallulah floorplan now, then make your way to one of our Design Studios. With Brown Haven building in some of the most coveted counties in North Georgia and the Western Carolinas, our Design Studios in Anderson, Asheville, Dawsonville, Ellijay, and Hiwassee are where the magic happens! Building a new custom home just got even more exciting now that you can experience our finishes and design options first hand. A new home specialist will let you know what to expect through the entire process of building your new house. Give us a call today to get started on your new Brown Haven Home!

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