Silverado Canyon Custom Home Build Part 2

Welcome back to the James David Custom Homes video series, where we invite you on an extraordinary journey through our expansive hillside project in Silverado Canyon. Join us for the second installment of our breathtaking drone-only video tour, showcasing the remarkable progress on this 20-acre property, where we’re building a stunning 6500 square foot luxury […]

Building into a Hillside in Silverado Canyon Part 1

Welcome to James David Custom Homes, your premier destination for extraordinary custom home solutions in Southern California! Join us in the first episode of our new series as we showcase the journey of our latest project—a magnificent 6,500 square foot custom home nestled into a breathtaking hillside on a 21-acre nature preserve in Silverado, California. […]

Crafting Coastal Elegance in Coronado Point, Orange County, CA | Luxury Home Tour

Project Overview: In the heart of Southern California’s coveted Coronado Point community, we’re bringing to life a stunning Tuscan home spanning 7300 square feet across two stories. Join us on this journey as we meticulously craft 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, driven by the trust of repeat customers who have experienced the excellence of our […]

What a Luxury Home Builder can do for You

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The home building process can be a stressful time. There are so many options that you can go with, but how do you know what the best option is for you? In this article, we are going to look at the three main ways a luxury home builder differentiates from the rest. Appliances and Technology […]

Part 6: Overview of work in progress – James David Custom Homes – Coeur d’Alene Idaho

The James David Custom Homes team has been busy in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Join us today and see what has been completed so far in this new beautiful custom home. At this stage, we’ve completed the framing and the roof truss, steel columns, boulder wall, installed the windows, wrapped the house with blue skin, and […]

Part 5: Crane Day – James David Custom Homes – Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Watch this video to see the James David Custom Homes team craning in the glued laminated timber beams for the loggia. As you know (from the first four videos), we have already laid the foundation, stood up the exterior walls, installed 80% of the roof with sheeting and done the timber truss installation. On the […]

Part 4: Truss Installation – James David Custom Homes – Coeur d’Alene Idaho

As you know (from the first three videos), we have already laid the foundation, stood up the exterior walls, and raised the roof. Join us today as we are craning in vintage timbers. Today the team is ready to crane in distressed reclaimed timbers for the foyer, great room, and master bedroom. When selecting materials […]

Part 3: Raise The Roof – James David Custom Homes – Coeur d’Alene Idaho

As work continues on our beautiful custom build in the hills of picturesque Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we are able to take a step back and enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape and marvel at the ease that this large home fits into it. It’s as if Mother Nature had a hand in its design. […]

Part 2: Framing & Raising Walls – James David Custom Homes – Coeur d’Alene Idaho

As we continue to build this new beautiful home in the pines above Lake Coeur d’Alene, we are sharing critical steps along the journey. The property is just shy of six acres set atop a hill with breathtaking views during all four seasons. For that reason, this 5,800 square foot home has massive windows and […]

Part 1: Concrete Stem Wall Foundation – James David Custom Homes – Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Four years ago, when my wife and I visited Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we fell in love with the natural majestic beauty of this pristine area. We loved the quaint, small-town feel, but appreciated the large city amenities that it held. Since Coeur d’Alene is one of the fastest growing cities in the Northwest, we knew that this was the perfect place to expand our business, building luxury homes in beautiful settings.

Building on a Hillside Series | Part 4: Importing vs. Exporting

Because of the scarcity of available land in Southern California a majority of the new home building opportunities are on sloped land. Sometimes with a very steep grade. New home owners are often nervous about building on a hillside with the risk of erosion, slope creep and earthquakes to their home.

Building on a Hillside Series | Part 3: Framing

Here’s where we really start to see the transformation of this 12,000 square foot custom home. Kevin Voytovich, of James David Custom Homes takes us through our unique process to framing this new home construction on a 45% grade in Los Angeles. Follow along as we give away some our time/money-saving trade secrets, as well […]

Building on a Hillside Video Series | Part 2: Foundations

In part two of our series on how to build a home on a hillside—we tackle the most important step of any new home build: the foundation. In this episode Orange County- based custom home builder—James David Lepak shares the steps that can be taken to protect a new home built on a cliff, slope […]

Building on a Hillside Series | Part 1: Grading and Retaining Walls

As a custom home builder located in Orange County, where most of the undeveloped land still left to build on is on a steep hill, our new home projects are often on an incline. Often the grade of this sloping land can be quite steep! Naturally, building on a hillside comes with the risks of […]