Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
Iconic bay front custom home designed by renowned Houston architect William Furbish. Deepwater site provides access for sizable yachts, and the premier Offat's Bay location offers panoramic views of Moody Gardens and beyond. High ceilings create an open feel, and walls of windows overlook the large pool and bay. There are extensive outdoor entertaining areas, including wide verandas and the newly refurbished pier and boat house. Inside, there are generously-sized rooms including the main living area with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace and adjacent wet bar. The island kitchen has a breakfast/seating area, and there is a family room with another fireplace and access to the outdoors. The primary bedroom, located on the second floor, has a large bath with two walk-in closets and access to an expansive balcony. Three other bedrooms with en suite baths complete the upper floor, and there is excellent storage throughout. Three-car garage, electric storm shutters, workshop and generator.
Galveston Island reigns as the premier second-home location on the Texas Gulf Coast, with new developments emerging up and down the island along the Bay and the Gulf. Homes range widely in style and price and include high rise condominiums, town homes, reproduction seaside cottages, canal homes, and gated luxury communities that equal or surpass those of Florida’s Gold Coast. Discovered in 1785 by the Spanish, Galveston Island was named for the Governor of Spanish Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez. Islanders know the tale of the pirate Jean Lafitte who, with his motley crew, fought with Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1814. But Lafitte was not trustworthy and Louisiana threw him out. Undeterred, he decamped to his private kingdom “Campeche” (Campeachy) on Galveston Island. There he preyed upon the rich shipping lanes of the Gulf, amassing, according to legend, a vast treasure trove. It all came to an end in 1821 when Lafitte left Campeche and disappeared forever. Galvestonians swear