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Our story

Canaan Modern Homes was founded with a singular vision: Build homes that inspire.
We achieve this with a focused design aesthetic, creating healthy and energy-efficient homes with superior construction and true leading-edge innovation.

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Architecturally Significant Designs

Canaan was formed to create meaningful homes; homes that enrich lives, are ready for the future and maximize the possibilities of location, light, sustainability, material, investment and desire.

We provide a complete package of architectural services tailored to the requirements of each project and specialise in custom designs that respond to the site, the wider landscape and the client.

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OUR AWESOME TEAM

MEET THE HEARTS, BRAINS and BRAWN BEHIND OUR OPERATION...

SAMERE (SAM) GIDE

OWNER / ARCHITECT / MANAGING DIRECTOR

Same started Canaan Modern Homes in 2014. He is a LEED AP certified project engineer and received his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Asmara in Eritrea, East Africa. Sam lives in the Austin area with his beautiful wife and two sons.

Philip von Backstrom

SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER | CLIENT LIAISON | REALTOR®

Philip’s professional career has been defined by a simple philosophy “exceed expectations daily”. Originally from Pretoria, South Africa, Philip studied International Business Management at USC. You may recognize him from a recent Austin addition of House Hunters. Philip resides in Lakeway, and is a REALTOR® with Engel & Völkers – Austin.

Kreg Soli

OPERATIONS SUPPORT PARTNER

Kreg provides business process and technical support for Canaan Modern Homes. Kreg is a Texas Native who graduated from Texas A&M in 2000. Kreg moved to Austin in 2016 and is one of Canaan Modern Homes greatly satisfied clients.

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PROJECT ENGINEER | OPERATIONS MANAGER

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TESTIMONIALS

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Maria Villarreal

"Pending review from our current client who’s Canaan Modern Home is slated for completion in October 2019 "

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Kreg Soli

"[PENDING TESTIMONIAL UPLOAD] "

Via Facebook

Erwin and Margarete Trautmann

"Current clients – [Pending Review Upload] "

Via email

Greg Ettenson

"Past Client – [Pending Review] "

Via Facebook
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