Dear PoP – How much does a tasteful pop up actually cost?

by Prince Of Petworth April 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm 10 Comments

“Dear PoP,

I’ve also thought about doing a tasteful third floor addition (or pop-up, if you will) but I would build it towards the back of the house so that you can’t see it from the street and so it doesn’t ruin the historic look of my block. Anyway, my question is whether you’ve ever done a post on pop-ups similar to the one you did on basement dig-outs. I’m interested in reading about the experiences that other folks have had and how much they’ve spent to do similar projects. If it’s gonna be $100K, it would probably be worth it and I would probably see a 90% return on it. If it’s gonna be $250K on the other hand, I’m not doing it. That’s prohibitively expensive and I’d never see that money again.”

Folks have asked this question a lot but I’m not sure we’ve ever got a clear answer. For those that have had one done or are in the know – is it possible to estimate how much this project would cost? If not, any educated guesses?


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