The Most Expensive Places To Build A Luxury Vacation Home From Scratch

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If you’re looking to build an ultra high-end luxury beach house, Hawaii is the most expensive place to do it, according to a new study done by Chris Pollack, Ltd., a real estate development advisory board.The study looked at 10 of the most popular vacation destinations, and compared build costs in each of them on a per-square-foot basis.

In Hawaii, the job would cost $1,300 per square foot. In Malibu, Calif. it would cost $1,170, followed by Palm Beach where the construction would cost $1,105 per square foot.

The study looked at overall project costs, including construction, building materials, architectural and consultant fees and even permitting.

The cheapest places to build a luxury summer home are Lake Geneva, WI ($618 per square foot) and Kiawah Island, SC ($585 per square foot).

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