Our vision for the community is one that provides refuge from the hustle and bustle of life.
- Evia is protected by the Galveston Seawall and is located only 10 minutes from I-45 or 15 minutes from downtown Galveston. The isle’s numerous art galleries, theaters, restaurants, gulf-side beaches, bay waters, marinas, and golf courses are all within easy and convenient reach.
- Evia neighbors Moody Gardens® Golf Course, which was renovated by the renowned golf course architects of Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design. The Moody Gardens Golf Course retains the best historical aspects of the original course, but significant improvements of particular holes and the overall course flow were achieved.
- In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in 2008, Evia was recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for best practices in mitigation. Evia’s long-term practices of high-raised lots, recessed roads, lakes and a 5-acre man-made wetland (serving as a secondary water detention system) is why this neighborhood remained high and dry through the storm.
Architectural Characteristics of Evia
These classic and timeless designs originated from port cities; like New Orleans, Savannah, Charleston, and Galveston. With generous front porches and rear/side/recessed garages — every home’s architecture takes center stage and encourages neighborly interactions.
The classical style derives much of its character and elements from the tradition of ancient Greek and Roman architecture, although the details are adapted to reflect different construction materials (typically marble and limestone in the original). Brick and wood siding are appropriate materials, with stone as an accent material.
The Victorian style derives from the mid to late 19th century, and thus has numerous precedents in this part of the country. It is a style well-suited for the ease and flexibility of wood framed construction, and can range from the modest to the exuberant in its overall expression. Wood siding is the most suitable material, although stone may be used as an accent material.
The Craftsman style is distinctly American design, although it derives from a number of foreign influences ranging from English cottages to Japanese teahouses. It was frequently used for the bungalow-style cottages of the earliest residential suburbs. It was designed to be easily built and emphasized woods construction, which included quality carpentry in its details.