About Us

Our History & Design Philosophy

Guided by the vision of Sam Gianukos, Creole Design is transforming neighborhoods throughout Texas into highly desirable addresses. Blending antebellum architecture with modern floorplans and amenities to suit contemporary lifestyles, our homes represent a return to the style and grace for which the South was once renowned. These modern yet classic designs represent a return to family values, providing inviting indoor and outdoor spaces where you can live life to the fullest, enjoying time with friends and family amidst warm architectural details and exquisite craftsmanship.

The proof of our success and artistry is brilliantly illustrated in the Houston Heights, where Creole Design almost single-handedly transformed a neighborhood into a virtual garden district à la New Orleans. This stunning architectural conversion earned a number of industry awards, including recognition by the American Institute of Architects.

With 30 years of experience, Creole Design offers buyers and builders a wealth of knowledge and insight in planning the perfect home. Choose from ready-to-go plans, adapt an existing plan or go with a custom design. Whatever you decide, working with Creole Design will be a dream come true.

Our mission is to encourage the revival of homes built in the Southern tradition. As such, we offer a range of services, including plan consultation and review, assistance with the bidding process, oversight of architectural detailing, homebuyer representation and more. For builders, we offer comprehensive capabilities to assist you in planning, design and oversight, including sourcing exceptional architectural and landscape elements.

At Creole Design, we believe that building a home should be an enjoyable and rewarding process for all. By combining expertise with Southern hospitality, we promise to exceed your highest expectations.

Recognition & Awards

  • Sam Gianukos is a Certified Professional Building Designer, a member of the American Institute of Building Design and the Texas Institute of Building Design. In 2007, he won the Traditional Building Design Challenge.
  • 2008 Heights Showcase of Homes — Best in Show
  • 2008 GHBA Parade of Homes — Consumers Choice, Best Overall Design
  • 2008 Houston Heights Association Awards — Best Residential New Construction