Sioux Falls Luxury Custom Home Builders
21 YEARS Deffenbaugh Homes 2000 - 2022

The Sanctuary

Sioux Falls Luxury Home Living At The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary by Deffenbaugh Homes is a 200-acre peaceful community featuring the highest quality residential communities that Sioux Falls has to offer. This completely unique development nestled in the North East side of Sioux Falls is setting the gold standard for luxury living.

With a mix of topography, including rolling hills and tranquil ponds, The Sanctuary offers a nice mix of lot sizes and configurations, both city styled and private countryside lots designed to cater to the area’s ever growing population.

Offering one of the most beautiful settings that Sioux Falls has to offer, The Sanctuary is the easy choice for those who are building new homes in South Dakota, relocating or retiring in one of the fastest growing cities in the midwest.

Build the custom home you and your family have always dreamed of and experience this fully inspired community for years to come.

These Luxury Lots are sure to be some of the best views of any home site in the Sioux Falls area.

The Sanctuary Lots

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Rear view of modern house with a brick and wood exterior, Sioux Falls SD

Deffenbaugh Homes has been building custom homes since 2000. Deffenbaugh Homes is honored to be ranked #1 on in and all of Sioux Falls.

Luxury great room with an open floor concept and floor to ceiling windows, Sioux Falls SD

Deffenbaugh Homes understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste. Our process, "The 5 Simple Steps"™ was created as a system based on the collaborative model that allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Deffenbaugh Homes builds it, on time, and on budget.

Building a custom home to match your lifestyle is the focus of Deffenbaugh Homes. It's what we do. Choose Deffenbaugh Homes to build your new custom home at The Crown and enjoy our promise of a Deffenbaugh Homes 5-Star Experience. You've made it, now live and enjoy it.

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Why Deffenbaugh Homes?

3 Reasons To Select Deffenbaugh Homes' & The Crown at Arbor's Edge

Over the last 21 years, Deffenbaugh Homes has perfected the Collaborative Method. This gives us the opportunity to make a promise of a 5-Star Experience to everyone.

There are 3 reasons why we can make this pledge:

  1. Process
  2. Team
  3. Execution

PROCESS: Deffenbaugh Homes understands that you want your own special place that reflects your personal style and taste. Our process allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Deffenbaugh Homes builds it.

TEAM: Deffenbaugh Homes assembles a team for each project, based on trust, in collaboration with architects and interior designers. We use top sub-contractors and suppliers to guarantee the highest quality building standards and a 5-Star client experience.

EXECUTION: Our clients expect the best and refuse to take unknown risks to cut costs. Close attention is paid to the requirements of time, budget, design, and craftsmanship. Years of experience have increased our expertise and capacity to integrate state-of-the-art systems and value engineering, as well as practical solutions to unique, and common design challenges.

"The 5 Simple Steps"

Inspired Design

Exciting design ideas drive every project. It all starts with our listening and idea session.

Deffenbaugh Homes understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste.

STEP ONE: Getting to Know You This is a listening and idea session to establish the scope and estimated budget range for your project. Your space needs, design preferences, and personal details are all identified.

Rear view of modern home lined with bay windows, Sioux Falls SD
Arbors Edge Custom Home

STEP TWO: Conceptual Design This step is when your design team is selected and ideas are transformed into a preliminary schematic floor plan. Your estimated budget range is revised to reflect the accepted plan and a chart of allowances is created for the selection process that follows. Specific code or structural issues will be assessed and resolved at this stage.

Rear view of luxury home boasting multiple patios, Sioux Falls SD
Canton Custom Home

STEP THREE: Design Development is where selections and specifications are finalized to complete the bid process. A full set of construction plans are created to maximize design, innovation, and value engineering to meet your budget. Upon completion, a final construction agreement is presented for your approval.

STEP FOUR: The Build is when the Deffenbaugh Homes construction team transforms your plans into reality. Your plans are built to specifications.

Luxury kitchen boasting an island and custom backsplash, Sioux Falls SD
Grand Prairie Custom Home

STEP FIVE: Welcome to The Family Your project has been completed, on time, on budget, and Deffenbaugh Homes has earned your 5-Star review.

Our process, “The 5 Simple Steps” allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Deffenbaugh Homes builds it.

By following “The 5 Simple Steps,”
You'll love your home!™

The Deffenbaugh Homes Exclusive Client Community

A 5-Star Experience

Deffenbaugh Homes has been building custom homes since 2000 and is honored to be ranked #1 on in the Sioux Falls Area. We define success as creating long-lasting relationships. Our clients are happy to share with you their 5-Star Experience before, during, and long after the completion of their custom home. Our promise is to earn a 5-Star review from our clients and everyone who has contact with Deffenbaugh Homes. We invite you to join our exclusive client community.

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“The entire Deffenbaugh team is nothing but professional ... We wouldn't consider hiring anyone else.”
“Second time I have contracted Deffenbaugh homes ... They follow up on any item that needs to be addressed ...I never get the run around that they are too busy.”
“Their attention to detail, craftsmanship and expertise surpassed our expectations.”

Sioux Falls Luxury Home Living

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