About Distinctive Homes | Baton Rouge New Home Builder



Exemplary craftsmanship, elegant comfort, and experience you can trust. For over 17 years, Distinctive Homes has taken great pride in building homes throughout the Capital Area region with attention to every detail and providing a hands-on experience throughout the entire home building process.


Distinctive Homes was founded by Tyler Watson in 2003 and has since gone on to construct over 200 custom and speculative new homes in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. Watson’s homes can be found in The Preserve at Harveston, Long Farm Village, University Club, Woodridge, Country Club of Louisiana, Lexington Estates, Inniswold Estates, Pelican Point Americana, and more.

Learn more about Distinctive Homes’ latest model in The Preserve at Harveston


Meet Tyler

“I have always strived to build “homes” for people (not just a house) and this drives every decision during the building process – whether it is a speculative home or a custom home.”

A graduate of Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, Tyler continued his education and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Julie, are the proud parents of two daughters, Amelia and Avery.

Tyler is a board member of the Capital Region Builders Association, is active in his community, at St. George Catholic Church and in the leadership of the Better Business Bureau.

Awards & Associations

Watson and his team have received many distinguished awards for their new construction homes and are active members within many local associations.

Capital Region Builders Association
Former Member of Executive Committee, VP Industry, Government, Public Affairs

Commercial Projects

Featured In
The Builder’s Journal, Southeast Louisiana Edition

Meet our team


Clay Portier Superintendent
Debbie Watson Office Manager

See what our customers have to say

Josh & Elizeh Gomez

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Our home building experience with Distinctive Homes was effortless. Tyler was involved from the design phase to completion and offered timely communication throughout. The level of trust, skill and dedication of his entire team is outstanding. We look forward to our next project together.