Rooftop report: Affordably priced houses with waterfront views in Galveston? It sounds as elusive as mermaids and pirate treasure. But it’s what developer Jerome Karam has planned for Hideaway Estates on the southeast corner of Zingleman and Ostermeyer roads on Gangs Bayou on the island’s West End. And Karam so far has delivered on his development promises.
Karam, who late last year acquired the Hideaway Estates property, plans 40 houses in the $200,000 to $300,000 price range to help meet a need and demand for housing that professionals, including police officers and teachers, can afford, he said. Galveston leaders and potential homebuyers have lately lamented the lack of such housing.