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THE SMARTEST WAY
TO BUILD A HOME

More space. Elevated style. Higher value.

Tear down & rebuild

Get the space you need and unlock the value of an existing home with BUILD by TJH. Choose a plan, select a style, and relax into our end-to-end construction process. If you don’t have a property to build on, we’ll find one for you. Best of all, enjoy the peace of mind of our price and delivery guarantees.

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A replacement home solution for…

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Growing families

If your home is bursting at the seams, BUILD gives you the home you need—with the space and modern design you’ve been missing—without sacrificing the neighborhood you love.

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Those seeking land

If you can’t find a homesite in your desired location, we’ll find you an off-market property on which to build a TJH home. Let’s connect or learn more.

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Financially savvy homeowners

More square footage, enhanced design, and energy-efficient new construction gives you an asset that’s more valuable today and tomorrow.

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Wealth transfer planners

Estate accountants, attorneys, and families are turning to BUILD by TJH to maximize the value and wealth transfer potential of inherited real estate.

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Real estate investors

Realize the full value of your short- and long-term rentals or flip assets with an end-to-end new construction solution designed to lower your costs and maximize your returns.

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Multi-gen households

We offer design-driven, ready-to-build plans that include first-floor guest suites and attached ADUs ideal for grandparents or adult children.

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The BUILD Difference

The BUILD Difference

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Higher value

Our BUILD Analysis reveals how a larger footprint and the right design can greatly enhance the value of your home or investment property.*

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Personalized design

Our spacious home plans, structural options, and interior collections are personalized to you to make designing your dream home simple.

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Price guarantee

You never have to worry about overages or rising materials costs. We guarantee your new home’s price upon contract execution.*

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Delivery guarantee

Our promise to you: we’ll complete your new home within 12 months from the start of construction.*

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End-to-end simplicity

Our integrated, end-to-end design and construction process means a seamless experience, guided by a dedicated project manager.

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Peace of mind

Rest easy for years to come knowing that your new TJH home comes with comprehensive warranty protection.

Meltons Home Owners

Building a home was never an option that we thought was in the realm of what we could do. But after looking into Thomas James Homes, it was way more affordable than we thought, for even better quality.

—Katie E., TJH homeowner, Los Angeles, CA

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THE TJH DESIGN ETHOS We simplified the design process to make building the home of your dreams a joy.

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Smart Plans

Designed by top architects, our home plans are beloved for how large they live. From bonus lofts and work-from-home spaces to optimal window placement and clever storage solutions, we maximize every inch of a home so that it not only looks great but also lives right.

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Attractive exteriors

Each plan comes with several attractive exterior options to choose from. These designs are curated to enhance the character of your neighborhood and set the tone for your home’s design. External elevations may include modern minimalist, timeless traditional, and more.

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Elevated features

There’s nothing builder-grade about a TJH home. Our scale enables us to source high-end features and custom-quality finishes from the most trusted brands in home design for less than traditional single-lot builders.

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Designer interiors

Our customizable interiors specify designer-approved materials and finishes for your entire home. They are the ideal starting point from which to make optional upgrades that let your personal style shine.

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Designed by top architects, our home plans are beloved for how large they live. From bonus lofts and work-from-home spaces to optimal window placement and clever storage solutions, we maximize every inch of a home so that it not only looks great but also lives right.

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Each plan comes with several attractive exterior options to choose from. These designs are curated to enhance the character of your neighborhood and set the tone for your home’s design. External elevations may include modern minimalist, timeless traditional, and more.

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There’s nothing builder-grade about a TJH home. Our scale enables us to source high-end features and custom-quality finishes from the most trusted brands in home design for less than traditional single-lot builders.

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Our customizable interiors specify designer-approved materials and finishes for your entire home. They are the ideal starting point from which to make optional upgrades that let your personal style shine.

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Build Analysis What’s possible for your homesite?

Is building a new home on your existing homesite right for you? Request a free BUILD Analysis for an in-depth feasibility and financial assessment.

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A BUILD ANALYSIS

Explore what’s possible for your homesite

Connect with our Private Client Group to learn more about BUILD and receive your free analysis.

Renovate vs. Build a home A better way to transform your home

A major renovation is a huge undertaking, often requiring no less of your time, energy, and resources than building a new home. Here’s how renovation compares to building a home with TJH.

Frequently asked questions

Our home plans are designed to work within specific city and county requirements. We understand the nuanced restrictions, codes and ordinances within each jurisdiction. Our library of plans maximize the size and functionality of homes on the average homesite in the neighborhoods in which we build.

Where we build

Our all-inclusive pricing includes architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture and installation, and closing services for the home. It also covers all demo, permit fees, new utilities fees, and any additional city-related costs.

Every TJH home plan offers a designer-curated selection of options and interior upgrades. These personalizations are selected before contract execution and detailed in the new home construction agreement. This process allows us to guarantee the total price of a home regardless of material or labor cost changes during the course of a new home build.

Yes. As the largest single-lot, new home replacement builder in the nation, no one buys more land in the neighborhoods in which we build than us. This unique position means we have access to many off-market properties in prime locations that may be just right for you. If you don’t have a homesite to readily build on, our Private Client Group and acquisitions team will work with you to find a property on which to build a TJH home. Once you decide on a homesite, you purchase it through us and enter into a separate agreement for the construction of your new home. Connect with our team to get started.

We proudly offer comprehensive warranty protection with every TJH home.

Our preferred lenders offer special financing that takes your existing mortgage off the books and rolls your new construction loan into a permanent, long-term loan. You only pay a one-time close to minimize transaction costs. Learn more about construction financing.

Request a BUILD Analysis to learn about the TJH home plans that fit your lifestyle and homesite. We offer a range of styles to choose from, with plenty of design options to personalize your future home.

BUILD is a great end-to-end new home construction solution for anyone looking to maximize the value of their residential real estate asset. Learn more about BUILD for investors.

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We’re here to help

Select the TJH solution you’d like to learn more about and start your new home journey today.

REQUEST A BUILD ANALYSIS

Start your new home journey today

Request a BUILD Analysis to learn about building a home with TJH and receive a free feasibility and financial assessment.

Now building in 83 neighborhoods

  • Southern California
    • Balboa Island
    • Bel Air
    • Beverly Grove
    • Beverly Hills
    • Beverlywood
    • Brentwood
    • Castle Heights
    • Cheviot Hills
    • Corona Del Mar
    • Costa Mesa
    • Culver City
    • Culver City West
    • Del Rey
    • East Bluff
    • Encino
    • Fairfax
    • Hermosa Beach
    • Huntington Beach
    • Little Holmby
    • Los Feliz
    • Manhattan Beach
    • Mar Vista
    • Mid City
    • Mid Wilshire
    • Newport Beach
    • North Hollywood
    • Pacific Palisades
    • Palms
    • Port Streets
    • Rancho Park
    • Redondo Beach
    • Santa Monica
    • Sherman Oaks
    • Silverlake
    • Studio City
    • Valley Village
    • Venice
    • West Hollywood
    • Westchester
    • Westwood
  • Northern California
    • Alamo
    • Cupertino
    • Lafayette
    • Los Altos
    • Menlo Park
    • Mountain View
    • Palo Alto
    • Redwood City
    • San Carlos
    • San Jose
    • Walnut Creek
    • Willow Glen
  • Pacific Northwest
    • Alki
    • Ballard
    • Bryant
    • Capitol Hill
    • Central District
    • Crown Hill
    • Eastlake
    • Fremont
    • Genesee
    • Green Lake
    • Kirkland
    • Laurelhurst
    • Madison Park
    • Magnolia
    • Queen Anne
    • Ravenna
    • Seaview
    • South Lake Union
    • University District
    • View Ridge
    • Wallingford
    • Wedgwood
  • Colorado
    • Belcaro
    • Berkeley
    • Bonnie Brae
    • Cherry Creek
    • Cory - Merrill
    • West Highlands
  • Arizona
    • Arcadia
    • Arcadia Lite
    • Scottsdale
  • Southern California
    • Balboa Island
    • Bel Air
    • Beverly Grove
    • Beverly Hills
    • Beverlywood
    • Brentwood
    • Castle Heights
    • Cheviot Hills
    • Corona Del Mar
    • Costa Mesa
    • Culver City
    • Culver City West
    • Del Rey
    • East Bluff
    • Encino
    • Fairfax
    • Hermosa Beach
    • Huntington Beach
    • Little Holmby
    • Los Feliz
    • Manhattan Beach
    • Mar Vista
    • Mid City
    • Mid Wilshire
    • Newport Beach
    • North Hollywood
    • Pacific Palisades
    • Palms
    • Port Streets
    • Rancho Park
    • Redondo Beach
    • Santa Monica
    • Sherman Oaks
    • Silverlake
    • Studio City
    • Valley Village
    • Venice
    • West Hollywood
    • Westchester
    • Westwood
  • Northern California
    • Alamo
    • Cupertino
    • Lafayette
    • Los Altos
    • Menlo Park
    • Mountain View
    • Palo Alto
    • Redwood City
    • San Carlos
    • San Jose
    • Walnut Creek
    • Willow Glen
  • Pacific Northwest
    • Alki
    • Ballard
    • Bryant
    • Capitol Hill
    • Central District
    • Crown Hill
    • Eastlake
    • Fremont
    • Genesee
    • Green Lake
    • Kirkland
    • Laurelhurst
    • Madison Park
    • Magnolia
    • Queen Anne
    • Ravenna
    • Seaview
    • South Lake Union
    • University District
    • View Ridge
    • Wallingford
    • Wedgwood
  • Colorado
    • Belcaro
    • Berkeley
    • Bonnie Brae
    • Cherry Creek
    • Cory - Merrill
    • West Highlands
  • Arizona
    • Arcadia
    • Arcadia Lite
    • Scottsdale

Thomas James Homes (TJH) is the single-lot homebuilder unlocking invaluable access to new homes in the coolest neighborhoods. With more than 350 homes in annual production and divisions in Southern California, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, and Arizona, TJH builds design-driven homes in communities within major metro areas where new construction is rare and in demand. Its customer-centric new home solutions include options to build a new home on an existing homesite, customize a pre-construction home, or buy a market home curated by in-house design experts. Committed to long-term trade partnerships and recognized by the National Association of Home Builders for its award-winning agent program, TJH exists to help everyone in its marketplace thrive.

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