When two families together purchased a house on Galveston Island, they wanted to develop the property into a fun weekend retreat where their growing families could enjoy and interact with the cool waters of Galveston Bay. They asked us to design a boathouse that could accommodate a variety of leisure activities including swimming, sun bathing, fishing, cooking and dining. The open-air structure also had to incorporate a waterslide. The design needed to be fun while at the same time able to withstand the harsh climate of the Texas Gulf Coast.