Building a traditional colonial
We are planning a new construction outside Philly.
I wanted to share a inspiration picture and wanted to get a rough estimates of what some of you more experienced folks think it would cost to build something similar with about 3000 square feet. Is 550K to 600K building cost totally unrealistic?
Ideally we would like 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Some other dream "wants" are hardi plank exterior siding, wide plank floors, marble/ soap stone in kitchen with minimal upper cabinets but a generous walk in pantry.
We would like also to consider a loft like space (like in the inspiration photo- above garage) and basement that we could complete in future so that we can keep initial cost down and expand at later time. If that a reasonable idea?
We understand the area we like to build is expensive but location is important to us so like to know how we can keep cost down.
I understand we are asking for a lot but just wanted to draw on experiences of those who built and get some kind of realist picture.
I also want to add that we saw a lot of homes in our preferred areas and we did not like anything we saw. Most houses are built with wasted spaces, or too large or too cookie cutter. Ultimately we decided that it may just be better to start from scratch.
I will be deeply grateful for all your guidance and help.