James Witt Homes

Services Provided
We we've been building artisan homes in Palo Alto and Silicon Valley for over 40 years.

Areas Served
Palo Alto and Silicon Valley

Business Description
In 1971 I began my first experience building a home at the college I attended, the home was completed on time and on budget and auctioned off that summer and subsequently moved to make room for the next "project house", while some of the practices have changed over the years the principals have not "build a quality home with attention to detail and your reputation will sustain you".

We fill a niche building new homes in Palo Alto and Atherton for sale. Many of our transactions are direct to buyer and or seller and at times cooperating with realtors on one or both sides of a transaction. We build one of a kind custom homes for select clients. We are not the "cheapest" choice you can make so if that’s your plan we are not for you.

Certification and Awards
Green Building Award Two Years
Atherton, CA
Best of Houzz 2013
Palo Alto New Home Builder
James Witt 
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Palo Alto, California,
United States, 94306 
License #:
Cal. License # B - 358324 
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Most codes say something like this: "The exterior portion of a 1-hour fire resistive exterior wall assembly designed for exterior fire exposure including assemblies using the gypsum panel and sheathing products listed in the Gypsum Association Fire Resistance Design Manual. One layer of 5/8 – inch Type X gypsum sheathing applied behind the exterior covering or cladding on the exterior side of the framing" That should get you a pass with the building inspector - then you could place this wood over the fire wall.
April 9, 2014 at 6:33am   
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were not doing the wood anymore ( too much weathering (
were using painted Hardi-Siding in various patterns
April 9, 2014 at 7:23am   
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The floor is hand scraped white oak solid plank. The trick is that this wood is dyed, not stained. It is impossible to get stain this dark. The floor was dyed to get the color desired.
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Oak & Broad
You team did a great job with the floor.
March 28, 2014 at 7:04am   
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Review by stephen_c:

We spent many years looking at homes in Palo Alto and can say with confidence James Witt is the best builder in the area by a large margin. His eye for design,...
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Review by Kay Luo:

James has been consulting on our new house build. He's one of the best builders in the Bay Area and if we weren't building our own house, we'd buy a James Witt...
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Review by schunmd:

Mr. James Witt not only builds highest quality homes, but his homes have character that stands out even among highest quality homes in the Palo Alto area. We b...
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Review by lee627:

His houses are have both esthetic values as well as substantial points - He uses quality materials with a well designed plan. I've seen his other houses and it ...
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Review by Irene Au:

James takes tremendous pride in his work. Each house he builds is an extension of himself and a work of art. He builds sustainable houses that are thoughtfull...
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Review for dream home finishes:

We worked together on a home i sold for 3+ million, Jim's work is so fine i asked him to help finish the walls of my own office We tricked the walls out just...
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