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Building Cost in Resort Communities

We often get asked "How much does a log home cost per square foot?"
For a complete Turn-Key Home, our current average building costs in Summit County can run between $225-$325 per square foot dependent on the finishes you choose, complexity of roof system, and development cost of the lot including permits, utilities, driveway access, retaining walls and excavation. Building costs can vary from County to County. A steep lot has more development costs than a flat lot. Tap fees for water and sewer for a typical 3,000 SF home in a resort community can be as much as $30,000. We can help evaluate your building site prior to purchase To avoid site development surprises.

Log species and diameter is one of the biggest choices that can affect your overall budget. We represent several different log package providers to assure a log style for every budget. Locally harvested beetle pine or Englemann Spruce will be the most affordable, while the massive Western Red Cedar Canadian logs will push the budget higher due to log size and freight costs.

Our home owners have complete control over their finish selections which can affect the end price of the home. We will give you a detailed budget to work from at the beginning of your project so you can track exactly what you are spending and adjust your final finish choices accordingly.

Typically we can provide features expected in a quality mountain home like Slab Granite counter tops, Radiant Heat, and hardwood floors for the $250/sq. ft. range in a locally harvested home. Your cabinetry, appliance packages, lighting and plumbing fixture choices may vary and add to the overall cost per square foot. We have had clients spend $9000 for Whirlpool Appliances, and others spen $42,000 for Wolf, Viking & Sub-Zero....and clients spend $25,000 for semi-custom knotty alder cabinets and $60,000 on full-custom walnut cabinetry.

Consider these owner choices when planning for your Mountain home.



We Service the Following Counties in Colorado, USA : 

Breckenridge & Summit County – Frisco, Silverthorne, Keystone, Copper Mountain

Vail & Eagle County – Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards

Steamboat & Routt County

Fairplay & Park County