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The Sanctuary

Sioux Falls is your South Dakota destination for luxury living.

The Sanctuary by Deffenbaugh Homes is a serene community located in the North East side of Sioux Falls, spanning across 200 acres. It is the ideal choice for those who are looking to build their new home in South Dakota. Bring your dream home to life and enjoy all the benefits of this wonderful community for years to come.


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Sioux Falls

Custom Homes

Our expertise. Your new dream home.

You deserve a home that fits your unique needs. Our in-house design experts will guide you through our easy step-by-step home-building process and provide you with all the support you need to take your custom construction project from dream to reality. 

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Sioux Falls


Need help with your next home remodel project? 

Whether you need more space for your growing family, dream of an open floorplan or are getting ready to sell – we can help!


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47925 No Worries Cir, Harrisburg, SD

The Deffenbaugh Difference

Let Us Build Your Dream

Are you wanting a home that reflects your personal style and taste? 

Our decades of experience in the design and custom construction space will help bring your dream home to life.

From your initial vision to design to construction, our team is here to help make the process as seamless as possible.

We handle the big stuff, and you get to see your dream home become a reality. 

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Our Process

Getting to Know You

This step is where our in-house design/build team meets with you to discuss your needs, ideas, concerns, and priorities for the project. We want to get an in-depth look at you and your lifestyle. We will also discuss your budget to determine a scope that will work within your resources.

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Our Process

Land Acquisition

We use our long-standing relationships with local real estate professionals to help you find the perfect lot and then be there to ensure the site is ideal for your needs. To confirm that your desired project is feasible we’ll do everything from bringing in soil and pool engineers and flying a drone to validate the views, to reviewing city restrictions, and much more.

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Our Process

Home Design

As the top custom home builder in Sioux Falls, we also have the best in-house architectural design team. Our design/build team will create 3 conceptual 3D models that fit within all of your desired functions, design, and cost parameters. You can then mix and match specific variations from each to piece together your dream home.

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Our Process

Specifications Development

It’s the details that separate extraordinary new home construction from ordinary new home construction. Your Project Estimator will catalog every component of the project specifications —plumbing fixtures, cabinets, appliances, finish carpentry, paint colors, and more relating it back to an estimated cost for your project.

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47915 Hadley Lane, Sioux Falls, SD

Our Process

The Build

One of the many advantages of working with a general contractor that has a large full-time staff is that it’s not just “one person trying to do everything.” Our Operations Manager will coordinate all of our subcontractors and Deffenbaugh staff; the Selections Coordinator will help guide you through all of your specifications selections and ordering process and our Customer Success Coordinator will be sure all of your questions are answered and guide you through the construction process.

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Our Process

Welcome to The Family

Your project has been completed, on time, on budget, and Deffenbaugh Homes has earned your 5-Star review.

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Why Deffenbaugh Homes?

Over the last 21 years, we have perfected the Collaborative Method. This allows us to promise a 5-Star Experience to everyone.

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Our process allows you to find your dream lot, assemble the perfect team, design it, and bring it to life

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We assemble a team for each project, based on trust, in collaboration with our in-house architects and partner interior designers.

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Close attention is paid to the schedule, budget, design, and craftsmanship.

The 5 Star Experience

Our Reviews

We have been building custom homes since 2000 and is honored to be ranked #1 on Houzz.com in the Sioux Falls Area. We define success as creating long-lasting relationships.

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"Best luxury home builder!"

Need a building site, a detailed floor plan/design and someone to transform the plan into a home? Contact Deffenbaugh Homes the best luxury home builder! We love our nice level and scenic lot, our beautiful new home with spacious open kitchen, breakfast room, comfortable family room and relaxing sunroom; adjacent laundry room; easily accessible storm room; convenient study; quilting room; enclosed mechanical room; state of the art HVAC equipment, plumbing, electrical and security that the Deffenbaugh Homes team built into our dream home….


"these guys are the real deal"

If you are looking for someone who truly cares, who truly wants to deliver a great product and someone you can work with – these guys are the real deal. Can’t say enough good things about them. Handshake means everything.


"Deffenbaugh Homes was in a class of their own"

We met with several contractors and solicited many recommendations before selecting a builder for our new home. From the very first meeting, it was apparent that Deffenbaugh Homes was in a class of their own. The Deffenbaugh team has a very rare combination of creativity and a structured organizational process that sets them apart from the rest. I couldn’t imagine building with anyone else.


"Number one builders in this area"

We found Jesse’s development, a gem called The Crown at Arbor’s Edge. We fell in love with a Big Sioux River lot which Jesse helped us pick out. The Deffenbaugh company and 4-D Design took it all to the next level. We feel they are the Number One builders in this area. The building process was outstanding. We are so grateful!


"Jesse is very creative and hard-working. The entire team is great!"

We had a great experience working with Deffenbaugh and Lauren from 4D! Jesse is very creative and hard-working. The entire team is great! We would use them again in the future for any renovation needs.