General Finances

By keeping the building’s shape simple, the team was able to complete the project for a total construction cost of $300,420, or $163.00 a square foot.

Construction hard cost $300,420
Cost per sq ft of conditioned space $163.00
Value of Tax Credits for renewable energy systems

Rebates and Financial Incentives

Utility incentives

$4000 for Energy Star Tier 3
$750 for heat pump hot water heater
$300 for minisplit heat pump



Steve DeMetrick and architect Steve Baczek worked with the clients to design and build a home which was builder- and supplier-friendly, using conventional and easily-available building materials. The builder-architect team worked closely with the clients from the beginning as an integrated team, and everyone on the project was committed to the goals of affordability and replicability.