50: Building Costs and Reality

The new year couldn’t get far before Laura and Larry have their annual discussion about how much it costs to build a house, the unreality of HGTV, and the new challenge posed by Consumer Reports. After listening to the podcast, you might find the related post on building costs of interest.

Cost of Building a House

The cost to build a house is one of the first questions to ask before embarking on the exciting process of designing and building your dream home. Undoubtedly, everyone approaches a home-building project with a budget in mind but oftentimes, there are costs associated with building that you may not have factored into the overall expense.  

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VP, Architect, hpd architecture + interiors
Laura Davis is a Texas and Colorado registered architect and interior designer, and a co-founder of hpd architecture + interiors. With a diverse portfolio spanning residential, commercial, retail, and historical projects, Laura’s heart lies with her specialty in Historic Preservation. She loves to revitalize older properties, cherishing their character and the stories they hold. Her true passion lies in understanding her clients deeply, uncovering their desires and motivations, and crafting designs that turn houses into cherished homes.

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Laura Davis is a registered architect and interior designer in the state of Texas and Colorado, and a founding member of hpd architecture + interiors. Laura's extensive experience includes residential as well as commercial and retail projects.  She also has a particular interest in restoration, holding a certificate in Historic Preservation. She is energized by the character of older homes and the stories of those who have lived there. Responding to the needs of the current owner, while also honoring the personality of the original home is a delicate process to be enjoyed.

Laura Davis

Vice President, Architect, Interior Designer Principal , hpd architecture + interiors