Builders usually construct custom homes on land already purchased by the homebuyer. Some development companies sell fully-serviced lots for custom homes to be built on. The floor plans and layouts they use are usually created by an architect or home designer.
The master-planned community of San Elijo Hills is an example of an area where new luxury homes with customizable options are being built on land sold by a development company (HomeFed Corporation). Homes by Davidson Communities, Richmond American Homes and Lennar are being built on lots in two new residential areas of the community. These builders are well-established in the industry and have a reputation for quality.
San Elijo Hills is a master-planned community in coastal North San Diego County. The community is part of the city of San Marcos, and is served by the city’s municipal services as well as the San Marcos Unified School District. San Elijo Hills residents enjoy having over 18 miles of trails virtually in their own backyard as well as several neighborhood parks, schools, and shops.