Everything you need to know about building a home in this cultured LA neighborhood.

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Brentwood is sought after by families who want tree-lined residential streets near some of LA’s top amenities.

Everything you need to know about building a home in this cultured LA neighborhood.

The Westside LA neighborhood of Brentwood gives families plenty to love—quiet, tree-lined residential streets; outstanding shopping and dining; outdoor recreational activities; and a central location close to downtown and the beach. Could building here be the secret to your dream LA lifestyle?

Why build a new home in Brentwood?

Building your new home in this sought-after neighborhood allows you to personalize your home to fit your needs, giving you a better home for your family’s lifestyle. Plus, doing so could save you money over buying.

According to a recent study by StorageCafe and Yardi, California is the second-best state in the U.S. to build a home, with an average savings of $205K over buying.

Homeseekers in Los Angeles County save even more—an average of $345K when they build instead of buy, according to the study.

Plus, BUILD by TJH gives you greater savings than most homebuilding options because of our size and scale. As the nation’s largest, single-lot, new home replacement builder, we can secure custom-quality materials for less. In addition, we lock in your price when you sign your contract and don’t pass on surprise overages or price increases to you.

Building your new home in Brentwood with TJH means you’ll be protected by a comprehensive warranty. We warranty structural defects or soils related issues for 10 years, damages caused by unintended water for 10 years, failures in the covered systems for four years, and deficiencies in the fit and finish components for one year. Our all-inclusive home warranty program and dedicated customer experience team mean you’ll enjoy greater peace of mind.

Discover happier homebuilding with TJH. Our end-to-end process takes the stress out of building, because we own every step of construction. You’ll have a dedicated project manager overseeing your home build and a dedicated build experience specialist as your point-person throughout the process.


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TJH builds modern homes with the space your family needs in Brentwood and other desirable neighborhoods.


Finding a lot or homesite in Brentwood

If you already own a homesite in Brentwood and are considering renovating to get the space and functionality your family needs, BUILD by TJH may be a better solution. Tearing down and rebuilding with us provides many benefits over large-scale renovations.

If you are looking for a foot in the door, BUILD by TJH gives you access to a new home in this desirable neighborhood.

Finding an available lot can be one of the biggest challenges when building a new home, especially in a popular enclave like Brentwood. Fortunately, our land concierge service makes it simple to find an off-market property on which to build your home. It’s one more way we take the stress out of building for our homeowners.


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If you dream of living in Brentwood, BUILD by TJH will find an off-market homesite for your new home.


What do I need to know about zoning?

Zoning and permitting is a complex process that can significantly delay construction or lead to costly mistakes for those trying to build a home on their own.

City of Los Angeles zoning regulations can be complicated and apply to all residential properties. In addition, those building a new home in Brentwood must comply with the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, the Baseline Hillside Ordinance, R1 Variation Zones and Rear Detached Garage Supplemental Use District (SUD) Code Amendment, and Neighborhood Conservation Zone Changes, according to the Brentwood Homeowners Association.

Having to comply with multiple ordinances and regulations can lead to mountains of paperwork and delays for those who are not well-versed on building residential property in Brentwood. 

Fortunately, we’re extremely familiar with zoning and other regulations in Brentwood, having built many homes in the area. We design plans that conform to jurisdictional requirements and handle the entire permitting process for you, saving you the hassle of having to liaise with the city or getting caught in red tape.


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TJH makes building in Brentwood easy, handling all the neighborhood’s complicated zoning requirements for you.


How long until I can move into my new house?

Building a new home in California with custom elements and elevated amenities can take many months or even years. Construction delays due to supply chain issues, difficulty finding a good contractor, or permitting problems are just some of the factors that can negatively impact a build timeline.

Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about these kinds of delays when you build with TJH. We’re experts at building every single plan within our library and have developed a predictable, repeatable process for keeping construction on schedule. Because of these efficiencies, we guarantee that we’ll complete your new home within 12 months of the start of construction.


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BUILD by TJH offers a curated library of personalizable home plans expertly designed for Brentwood.


What options do I have for a new TJH home in Brentwood?

Wisteria is the most popular plan in our curated library for Brentwood. This open-concept plan includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an upstairs laundry room and loft, with options to personalize the living space and expand your home’s footprint to fit your needs and lifestyle. Families love the spacious great room, dining room, breakfast nook, and gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry and island bar seating.


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TJH’s Wisteria plan promotes flow and communication in living areas while also providing plenty of room for privacy.


TJH clients in Brentwood have the unique opportunity of working with the designers at our LA design studio to select your plan, optional structural features, and many design elements, all before contract signing. You’ll enjoy the ability to personalize appliances, cabinet colors, flooring, wall treatments, lighting, and other finishing touches.

If you prefer to buy a pre-construction or quick move-in home in Brentwood, our sales team will help you find the ideal home for your family. When you choose pre-construction, you’ll have the opportunity to lock-in early stage construction pricing on a home we already have in progress and personalize some of its design elements. View our available homes in and around Brentwood.


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Discover the options for a new construction home in Brentwood with TJH’s free BUILD Analysis.


Getting started

Our free BUILD Analysis provides you with all of the information you need to determine if BUILD by TJH is the best path to your new Brentwood home. You’ll receive a financial assessment, review of your site’s feasibility for one of our plans, and an overview of neighborhood comparables to help place your investment into market context. 

Ready to build your new home in Brentwood?

Contact our Private Client Group for your free BUILD Analysis to find out if building your new home with TJH in Brentwood is right for you.

Private Client Group
Thomas James Homes
(877) 381-4092

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