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Question DetailsAsked on 2/13/2016

What is the general price per sq foot to build an addition near Alexandria, VA?

Looking to add space on to our family room, add a 1/2 bath and a master suite, with en-suite bath. Can anyone tell me what your addition cost in price per square foot? Thanks!

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When you say "your addition cost" your question makes it sound like AL does construction or bids jobs - not so, AL just provides a directory and referral service, in essence - your work will be done by a local General Contractor who you may find on Al, but need to contact and contract with yourself.

Cost depends of course on your quality of construction, foundation conditions, whether building up (adding a story) or a lateral extension, if some of the square footage is in a new or extended basement (much cheaper per SF because you need the foundation anyway), etc.

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VERY rough ballpark, because your areas has a wide variety of types of housing from Colonial stone and brick to modern tract housing, but I would expect at least $125/SF and likely more in the $150-200/SF range for typical modern construction in your area - up to $250-300/SF and more for high-end. Your Architect, who you will need to develop plans and specs to be able to get a building permit, and also as scope of work for bidders and the eventual successful contractor to work to, can give you a better picture in the form of a conceptual construction cost estimate once you have developed a general plan concept for your plan and specific situation.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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