Maryland House Building Costs

Maryland is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay. This bay is famous for its blue crabs and Baltimore, which is a historic trading port, a major baseball hub, and the birthplace for the national anthem. According to the U.S. Census Bureau Maryland households are among the most wealthy in the country. It’s a great place to live.

Average Cost of a Maryland Custom Home

We have found that custom homes in Maryland and Washington DC cost between 200 and 400 dollars per square foot. This is almost twice the cost of a “production house” – a home that is located in a subdivision or community where all the houses are identical inside.

In recent years, Maryland’s median home price has increased. In 2017, the average home cost was $300,000. The current standard price is $380,000. This is an average price, and it may vary depending on where you live.

Cost of home building is determined by the quality of construction chosen:

  • Cost of home building (premium-grade construction): $180-230 per square foot
  • Cost of home building (standard grade construction), $130 to $180 per sq. foot
  • Cost of home building (luxury-grade construction): $230 to 290 per square foot

To calculate the average cost for home construction in Maryland, we have gathered data from across the state. These are the average costs and prices that we have received back:

Cost of custom home building in Maryland$157.12 per square feet (basic construction). (Range: $126.46- $187.77).Costs per Square FootSemi Luxury Single-Family HomesSemi-luxury homes are built at a cost of $213.80 to $327.73 per square foot in Maryland. The average price is $252.31 per square feet. The bar chart below shows that larger homes have lower building costs per square foot. Smaller homes have higher building costs per square footage.Luxurious Single Family HomesLuxury private homes in Maryland cost between $351.79 and $539.27 per square foot. The average price is $415.16 per square feet. The bar chart below shows that larger homes have lower building costs per square foot due to their large gross floor areas. Smaller homes have higher building costs per square footage.Single Family Homes of Good StandardBuilding costs per square foot for private, good-quality homes in Maryland range from $100.87 to $154.68 per square feet. The average cost is $119.04 per square feet. The bar graph below shows that larger homes with large gross floor areas have the lowest building cost per square foot.Single-family homes on averageAverage-standard Maryland private homes cost $81.88 to $125.39 per square foot. The average is $96.55 per square feet. The bar graph below shows that larger homes have lower building costs per square foot due to their large gross floor areas. Smaller homes have higher building costs per square footage.

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