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

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At TJH, we build homes that fit perfectly with the style, space, and permitting requirements in Mar Vista.

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

Mar Vista, with its urban/suburban feel, tree-lined streets, walkability, and ample dining and entertainment options, is one of Los Angeles’s most desirable places to live for good reason. This Westside neighborhood is ideal for young professionals looking for a family-friendly vibe, easy commutes to Silicon Beach, Culver City, Century City, and Santa Monica, and plenty to do after hours.


Why build a new home in Mar Vista?

Living in Mar Vista is an attractive option, but available resale homes don’t always offer the elevated amenities, modern design, and open layouts that many homeowners want.

Building, rather than buying, could be a smarter financial move.

California is the second-best state in the U.S. for building a home. According to a recent study by StorageCafe and Yardi, homeseekers in California could save an average of $205K by building instead of buying.

Those in Mar Vista could save even more—the study found that homeseekers in Los Angeles County save an average of $345K when they build.

BUILD by TJH is a cost-effective path to building a new home. As the nation’s largest, single-lot, new home replacement builder, our size and scale allow us to secure custom-quality materials for less. Your price gets locked in at contract, meaning we don’t pass on surprise overages or spikes in materials costs to you.

Plus, our end-to-end process takes the stress out of building a new home. We own every step of construction, from beginning to end. A dedicated project manager oversees every home built, and every BUILD client is assigned a dedicated build experience specialist as their point-person throughout the process.

Building a new home in Mar Vista with TJH also means you can rest assured in the lasting quality of your home. 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.

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BUILD by TJH gives you access to a new construction home in Mar Vista, one of LA’s coolest neighborhoods.


Finding a lot or homesite in Mar Vista

If you don’t already live in Mar Vista, finding a lot or homesite on which to build your new home is one of the biggest hurdles. Available homesites are few and far between.

Fortunately, our land concierge service makes it simple to find an off-market property on which to build your home in Mar Vista.

If, on the other hand, you already have a homesite in Mar Vista and are considering renovating it to get the added space, functionality, and great design you’ve been missing, we’ve got you covered. Tearing down and rebuilding with BUILD by TJH is a great new home solution and provides many benefits over large-scale renovations.

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BUILD by TJH is the simple path to a new home with the space, layout, and amenities you need.


What do I need to know about zoning?

For those who build a new home on their own, zoning and permitting is a complex process that can significantly delay construction. The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning provides a Generalized Summary of Zoning Regulations for Mar Vista. However, it is wise to work with a professional on zoning regulations, as mistakes can prove costly. 

If you decide to build your new home with us, you don’t have to worry about zoning regulations in Mar Vista. We know the jurisdictions in which we build, inside and out. We handle the entire permitting process for you, saving you the hassle of having to liaise with the city or getting caught in red tape. 

We also streamline the permitting process by designing plans that conform to jurisdictional requirements from the outset. This streamlines approvals, greatly reducing, or even eliminating, the need for back-and-forth design changes and reviews by the city. 


How long until I can move into my new house?

If you’ve ever talked to someone who built a home in California, you may have heard how long the process can take, particularly for larger homes with more customization. Too often, building a new home means construction delays that push your completion date months later than promised.

At TJH, we never leave you wondering about your move-in date. We are 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 will complete your new home within 12 months of the start of construction—a promise other builders seldom match. 

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TJH builds new construction homes in Mar Vista in architectural styles ranging from modern to farmhouse.


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

For those wanting to build a new home in Mar Vista, our Wisteria plan is a popular option. It features an open-concept layout with a spacious great room connected to a dining room, breakfast nook, and gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry and island bar seating. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an upstairs laundry room and loft, this plan offers the space your family needs, plus additional structural options to customize the living space and home’s footprint even further.

BUILD by TJH allows you to personalize many elements of your new home, including appliances, cabinet colors, flooring, wall treatments, lighting, and other finishing touches. You’ll have the unique opportunity of working with our expert designers at the TJH Design Studio to select your plan, optional structural features, and many design elements, all before contract signing. 

If you prefer to buy a pre-construction or quick move-in home in Mar Vista, our sales team will help you find the perfect fit home for your family. All of our homes feature elevated amenities and an open layout in a range of architectural styles, including modern, farmhouse, and transitional. Pre-construction homes are a great option if you want to lock in your dream location at the best price and have the opportunity for personalization. View our available homes in Mar Vista. 

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Discover the home you need and the lifestyle you want in Mar Vista with TJH.


How do I get started?

To explore if building in Mar Vista with TJH is the right move for you, request a free BUILD Analysis from our team. This informative session includes 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 Mar Vista?

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

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

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