Building a Custom Home vs. Buying a Pre-Planned Custom Homesite

Vina Robles Living in Paso Robles

Nestled within the vineyards of Vina Robles Winery, Gran Cielo de Vina Robles is Paso Robles wine country’s premier gated community of custom homes and homesites. Whether you’re choosing to build the custom home of your dreams from the ground up, or get off to the races with ready-to-build plans the choice is yours. Below we’ve outlined the best benefits of both.

Custom Homes

The custom home sites (all between 1 to 1.6 acres) available at Gran Cielo offer all the advantages of being able to tailor your home from the ground up. Beyond personalized amenities and the potential for energy-efficient features,  your home stands out as exceptionally one-of-a-kind. If you’re someone who takes pleasure in life’s little details, the custom home building experience may be one you love. From layout to landscaping and wine cellars to saunas, building a custom home means having the freedom to design your day-to-day lifestyle.

Pre-Planned Custom Homesites

When you purchase a pre-planned custom homesite at Gran Cielo de Vina Robles, it comes with beautiful, thoughtfully designed, ready-to-build plans allowing you to jump straight into the permitting and build process, meaning your move-in date is just around the corner! Free from the hassle of dealing with building codes or endless back-and-forth with an architect, a pre-planned, ready-to-build custom homesite still allows for you to make your home completely your own. Limestone countertops? Just say the word. Slate floors? You’ve got it.

Abbott|Reed, Vina Robles’ preferred builder, is ready to help you start customizing your dream home today. Taking great pride in building every house as if it were their own, with Abbott|Reed you can expect remarkably beautiful architectural details with lavish landscaping and stunning views—and unmatched communication throughout the entire build experience.

Good to Know
  • In addition to fully paved roads, the Gran Cielo community provides gas service, electrical service, water service and Charter cable.
  • Gran Cielo is environmentally responsible. No oak trees have been removed for the development of the vineyard or home sites.
  • Gran Cielo is part of the Huerhuero Ranch Vineyard of Vina Robles Winery, a “Sustainability in Practice” (SIP) Certified growing operation. SIP Certification is a rigorous sustainable vineyard and wine certification with strict standards based on science, expert input and independent verification. SIP Certified considers the whole farm, verifying the owner’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

No matter which homesite style you choose at Gran Cielo de Vina Robles, you’ll be surrounded by lush vineyards, with only a short drive to the beautiful Vina Robles Amphitheatre, and downtown Paso Robles for farmer’s markets or exquisite dining. To learn more about this tranquil sanctuary at the heart of peace and play, visit our website or call (805) 316-0778.