Planning & Pricing

Planning & Pricing

Practical considerations are addressed well before building begins. We respect your desire to manage your budget and have developed an extensive, predictable estimating system. As the design takes on more definition, our Acorn Deck House Component Package estimates evolve into firmer quotations.


Our cost estimates include not only your custom design as well as specialized prefabricated components, but also independent builder construction pricing, including allowances for finish items such as cabinets, lighting, appliances, floor coverings and other amenities that are tailored to your specific choices.

When working with Acorn Deck House Company, you are able to understand the cost of your house fully before you begin construction. Our process of perpetual estimating provides an ongoing opportunity for “cost corrections” all along the way, and our technology provides clear design information, enabling us to manufacture components so that your builder can construct your home to exacting tolerances.


Acorn Homes, Deck Houses and NextHouses are custom designed houses, priced very competitively with other custom, Architect-designed homes. The quality of our homes exceeds that of conventionally built homes. Excluding the cost of your site and any site work, the typical price range for a finished Acorn Deck House Company home can range from $285 – $420 per square foot.

Once you have your land, there are two cost components to building with Acorn Deck House Company: your Acorn Deck House Component Package and the builder cost to construct and finish your home on site.


Acorn Deck House Component Package

The cost for the Acorn Deck House Component Package includes the custom design development by our Registered Architects from concept to complete working drawings, as well as the prefabricated components needed for the weathertight shell of your home: including the structural posts and beams, wall panels, windows and roof. Many interior finishes are also included, such as stairs, rails, doors and trim.

Depending on your personal preferences and the complexity of your home’s design, the cost of our home package typically ranges from $95-140 per square foot. Some of the items that will affect the cost of your Component Package are the home’s structural system, the number and style of windows and the choice of trim and finishes. Please note that ceiling decking, mahogany windows and other Deck House features tend to price homes on the higher end of this range.

One of the strongest benefits to our Acorn Deck House Component Package pricing is that it is predictable and controllable.


Builder Cost

This is the cost for your local builder to make your home operational. It includes the builder’s price for the foundation, to frame and finish the house, all mechanical systems, sheetrock, and painting. It also includes the variable allowances for your choices in cabinetry, countertops, appliances, tile, finish floors and lighting. This cost can fluctuate vastly depending on the level of finishes and builder selection; however, for upfront estimating purposes, this cost is generally two times the Acorn Deck House Component Package cost.


Talk to Your Project Director

Since there are so many factors that affect the price, we prefer to speak with you to help assess your needs and provide an estimate that is tailored specifically to you. Throughout the project we will give you updated comprehensive estimates to facilitate your decision making and minimize surprises.