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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Luxury Custom House in Cabo 2024

Are you dreaming of building a luxury custom house in the breathtaking landscapes of Cabo in 2024? Understanding the costs involved is crucial to turning your dream into reality.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the various factors that influence the cost of constructing a high-end residence in one of Mexico’s most sought-after destinations.

From land acquisition and architectural design to interior finishes and landscaping, we'll break down everything you need to know to budget effectively for your luxurious Cabo retreat.

Whether you’re looking to invest or create your own slice of paradise, stay tuned as we dive into the details of building a luxury custom house in Cabo this year.

Breakdown Of Areas

  • GARAGE FLOOR :51 m2 ( 554 ft2)

  • FIRST LEVEL: 129 m2 ( 1,382 ft2)

  • SECOND LEVEL: 269 m2 ( 2,879 ft2)

  • THIRD LEVEL: 75 m2 ( 802 ft2)

  • Total SQFT= 6,200

General Breakdown

Architectural executive project

Includes: structural plans, hydraulic and sanitary installations, electrical installations and air conditioning outlets (includes 4 renderings of exterior facades views)

  • Total budget = $8,232

  • Per SQFT = $1.33

Signature of expert responsible for registered work

  • Total budget = $1,000

  • Per SQFT = $0.6

Land use, Alignment and official No., union with plaque, Construction License, general management of all procedures 

  • Total budget = $5,000

  • Per SQFT = $1

Social Security Contract for specific work 

  • Total budget = $5,000

  • Per SQFT = $1

Cutting, excavation and leveling of the land (with material hauling)

  • Total budget = $14,500

  • Per SQFT = $2

Total Preliminary = $33,732

Average SQFT COST = $5.9

HOUSE ROOM WORK =$0

Structure

Foundations:
Foundation cleaning areas, lines, chains excavations, haulages of these areas, strains, point foundations, counter-traps of the entire base and reinforced concrete chains, areas fillings 

  • Total budget = $116,848

  • Per SQFT = $19

Slabs:

Slab formwork, assembly, casting, and removal (1st slabs, 3rd slabs, and Roof slabs)

  • Total budget = $190,750

  • Per SQFT = $30.05

Water Tank structure 10,000 lts and stair ramps carved, armed and cast with general masonry.

  • Total budget = $10,300

  • Per SQFT = $1.6

MASONRY

General masonry:
House structural floors, general internal fillings, slings, waterproofing 4.5mm for weathering, chamfers, floor leveling, flattened facades, nozzles, roof rails, house records, house drains, receiving facilities, etc.

  • Total budget = $79,350

  • Per SQFT = $13

Electrical installation:
Perform all the installation and Contacts wirings, Lamp centers ,Spots, Dampers, Antenna ducts, Telephones, Interphones load centers, Switch, Outputs where the minisplits will be, General Power supplies, Spots, Dampers included (center lamps, buttresses and minisplits not included)

  • Total budget = $34,700

  • Per SQFT = $5.5

Hydraulic and sanitary installation:
Entire hot and cold water installation, piping connections from the outlet, from the cistern, water tank, heater, services, bathrooms, kitchen, downspouts, sewage, to connect to drains, etc.

  • Total budget = $19,700

  • Per SQFT = $3

White Work

Plastering:
In walls and ceilings all the interior with a finish type plaster-sand or polished plaster to choose with the client.

  • Total budget = $16,300

  • Per SQFT = $2

4¨Spanish Line design Aluminum windows with double 6mm glass in all the windows in tone to choose (white, beige, champagne, black)

  • Total budget = $21,400

  • Per SQFT = $3.5

Blacksmithing in domes, cistern cover, some registers, stair rails and balconys.

  • Total budget = $7,515

  • Per SQFT = $1.4

Finishes

Stone coatings:
Floors, tiles and kitchen tiles, pantry, bedroom bathrooms with shower areas, dining room, hall, access, bedrooms, dressing rooms, laundry room. Cost : $ 330.00 m2(pesos), this budget includes material and worklabor.

  • Total budget = $21,750

  • Per SQFT = $3.5

Carpentry and locksmith:
Communication doors entailed, closets, dressing rooms, pantry shelves and cupboards, closets shelves, railings, plates, handles, hinges, washbasins furniture. In Mahogany, Parota or similar woods in tone to choose, without doors in dressing rooms and bottoms 

  • Total budget = $34,000

  • Per SQFT = $5

Varnish throughout the carpentry.

  • Total budget = $4,390

  • Per SQFT = $0.5

Bathroom furniture:
WC, washbasins, national marble slabs, sinks, faucets, cespoles, shower faucets, showers, water tank, tank heater, laundry room, tank pump, kitchen mixer, socket, furniture connections and all bathroom accesories, tub in main bathroom

  • Total budget = $16,680

  • Per SQFT = $2.5

Interior-exterior paint, enamels in bathrooms, kitchen and services, paint in blacksmiths throughout the house in color to choose.

  • Total budget = $19,200

  • Per SQFT = $3

Tile on all sloping slabs of clay includes placement (approximate to define slabs)

  • Total budget = $12,000

  • Per SQFT = $20

Integral kitchen (2) equipped with equipment and granite countertops, with Mabe or GE brand equipment, includes stove, oven, hood, gas oven 

  • Total budget = $24,650

  • Per SQFT = $4

Quarry or stones in volumes of facades of the house, quarry columns, it is missing in design to define stone areas on facades.

  • Total budget = $14,550

  • Per SQFT = $25

TOTAL HOUSE ROOM WORK =$596,270

Average Per SQFT=$137

Exterior Work

Rear and side fences, low containment parts to load land with concrete chain reinforced castles, block and top and side fences of 1.60 meters approx. average height, in rear its going to be 1.80 meter height, in flattened block with castles and apparent concrete auction chain.

  • Total budget = $16,350

  • Per SQFT = $2.6

Retaining wall to the stone front and rear of the area is placed apparent to load house soil, it will be made by assembling with all the pieces of stone or concrete with paint and will have an average height of 2m

  • Total budget = $20,740

  • Per SQFT = $3

Pedestrian access footprints, parking floor with ball stone joint.

  • Total budget = $318

  • Per SQFT = $0.5

Pergolas:
The pergolas will be manufactured and assembled with local woods, , each pergola will have an approximate separation of 50 cm from one to another, including those of the roof top.

  • Total budget = $11,000

  • Per SQFT = $15

General cleaning, debris removal from all the work from the beginning until the end and general cleaning details

  • Total budget = $3,073

  • Per SQFT = $0.5

Roof top terrace floor, all terrace, to choose $330m2(pesos), this budget includes placement materials and work labor.

  • Total budget = $9,219

  • Per SQFT = $1.5

TOTAL EXTERIOR WORK =$52,570

AVERAGE PER SQFT =$23

Additional Equipment

Gas installation with 300 kg stationary tank and home power with wolf regulators and shut-off valves

  • Total budget = $2,634

  • Per SQFT = $0.4

Tempered glass bathroom doors and mirrors in bathrooms

  • Total budget = $3,621

  • Per SQFT = $0.5

Pool :
Pool construction, includes the excavation and compression of the area to be built, foundation walls, pool slab with reinforced concrete reinforced with walls, do all the electrical and hydrosanitary installation as submersible pumps, recirculation, lamps Submersible lighting includes lamps, finished to choose from tile or with mixed sand and gravel concrete, waterproofing, heaters connection, perform general tests of operation.

  • Total budget = $25,950

  • Per SQFT = $4

Garage with automatization. This is an estimate depending on the design

  • Total budget = $14,260

  • Per SQFT = $2.3

Firepit: with gas installation ( as a courtesy )

  • Total budget = $26,950

  • Per SQFT = 7

TOTAL ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT =$46,480

AVERAGE PER SQFT =$14.5

TOTAL SUMMARY

Foundation

Total budget =$116,848

Per SQFT = $19

% = 4.95%

Level1

Total budget =$46,573

Per SQFT = $8

% = 2.79%

Level2

Total budget =$148,424

Per SQFT = $24

% = 7.79%

Level3

Total budget =$84,884

Per SQFT=$14

% = 5.06%

Roof

Total budget =$118,545

Per SQFT = $30

% = 8.03%

Exterior Finishing

Total budget =$118,060

Per SQFT = $30

% = 8.01%

Interior Finishing 

Total budget =$88,511

Per SQFT = $12

% = 8.98%

Carpentry

Total budget =68,022

Per SQFT = $10

% = 4.02%

Windows

Total budget =$64,350

Per SQFT = 7

% = 4.56%

Electrical

Total budget =$78,700

Per SQFT = $12

% = 6.10%

Plumbing

Total budget =20,000

Per SQFT = 5

% = 1.80%

Taxes/Fees

Total budget =$100,250

Per SQFT = $26

% = 3.84%

Grand Total

Total budget =$1,191,167

Per SQFT = $237

% = 81.93%

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