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WHY, WHAT, WHERE, HOW MUCH?

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WHY GENUINE? — Whether your inspiration comes from a Houzz.com idea book or a napkin sketch… GCH can help create YOUR perfect home! Limitations? NONE. Architectural styles? ALL. Welcome to the next generation of home design and building!


WHAT SEPARATES GENUINE? Simply stated, building bespoke luxury residences tailored specifically for today's discerning homebuyers is not without it's challenges. In today's exceedingly complex environment, this requires great effort and patience, skill and experience. Our entire team has a proven track record of excellence not only seen in our work, but graciously shared by our homeowners who have effectively become our marketing team. Discover our reviews and inquire to experience the Genuine way for yourself!


WHERE DOES GENUINE BUILD? — Whether on your existing property or looking for your perfect homesite, we can help within a 50 mile radius of San Antonio. Genuine Custom Homes are found in several prestigious communities throughout the San Antonio Metro and surrounding hill-country! Serving: Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall and Medina counties.

WHAT'S YOUR AVERAGE PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT?


Pricing your Genuine Custom Home is much more realistic because we spend so much time with you during the process to understand exactly what’s being provided. Our contracts are simply more complete because we ask about about EVERY-thing! Our sub-contractors and suppliers are providing a quote based on YOUR floor plans along with the precise details YOU specify, not “set features” or “base allowances”. This level of accuracy and attention to detail is just one of the reasons our homeowner reviews are second to NONE!


Genuinely, price per square foot is merely a mathematical equation where the total cost of your home is divided by the living footage

  • Average per sq/ft² in 2022: $317.55/ft² (home only)
  • Lowest per sq/ft²: $288.06/ft² (home only - Dec. '21)

WHAT VARIABLES IMPACT PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT?

  1. DESIGN COMPLEXITY: architectural details, ceiling/wall heights, ratio of conditioned space to covered areas, roof complexity, shape factor, spans
  2. PREFERRED AMENITIES: appliances, cabinetry, finishes, flooring, hardware, insulation, millwork, plumbing, roofing, specialty windows/doors, etc.
  3.  SITE CONDITIONS: foundation volume, stair count, railing, driveway ft², permitting, utilities

While no two homeowners are alike... (nor the site conditions present), to set a realistic price expectation for YOUR home, please schedule a personalized consultation to discuss your particular goals.

GENUINE’S STANDARD FEATURES? — What's included? EVERYTHING you need, but not always everything you WANT. Surprised? With custom home building, there's not a "set specification" for appliances, cabinets, flooring, hardware, lighting, plumbing, insulation, etc. At GCH, all features will be custom tailored to suit your specific requirements and priced accordingly. Everything in, on, around and throughout your home will be covered. 


Often builders try to emotionally steer buyers by showcasing a 7-figure luxury model home, promoting pre-selected features and pre-set "levels" on pre-designed floor plans. Doesn't sound very custom, does it? We agree and is precisely WHY our approach is vastly different! At GCH, we focus on helping you maximize EVERY detail for your home without losing sight of your IDEAL budget. Just imagine how the design and details of your own custom home can be solely for YOUR views, YOUR trees, YOUR homesite, all while keeping as many of the luxury features discerning buyers like YOU, desire.


I HAVE A BUDGET, CAN I STILL BUILD A GENUINE CUSTOM HOME? — Yes, of course. Working within a budget is actually very common and we'll give our absolute best to align your design goals with your fiscal ones. Because GCH has such low overhead (no spec homes, models, sales people), you can be assured that more of your budget will be allocated toward YOUR home. Whether budget conscientious, or vision focused, we'll be working closely with our team of professionals to create a home plan that best aligns with your wants, needs AND your budget. Nervous? Relax... at GCH, we actually don't sign the building contract until all of the specifications have been prepared up front (and in writing). We look forward to learning about your vision, it’s our pleasure and privilege to build the house of your dreams!

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER

Happy Clients
Happy Clients
Happy Clients