One of Austin’s most significant architectural landmarks, the Commodore Perry Estate is being “restored and reenvisioned to create an exquisite, intimate urban oasis in the heart of the city,” while also remaining true to the property’s architectural heritage, according to media information by Auberge Resorts Collection.
Located on 10 acres in the Hancock neighborhood just north of the University of Texas campus, the 10,800-square-foot home is part of a walled compound that includes a chapel and formal gardens designed in the style of an Italian country villa. Designed in 1927 by Dallas architect H.B. Thomson, the property has been home to numerous private schools and hosts social events and weddings. Its features include a grand central hall and loggia, a cut limestone sunroom, a walnut-paneled library, handcrafted plaster and ironwork, carved limestone fireplaces, and other Mediterranean Revival features, in addition to its formal gardens. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
After its transformation, the luxury hotel will feature 53 guest rooms and flexible event space. It will also feature a “destination restaurant” that will offer “a culinary experience driven by locally sourced ingredients, including those sourced from the estate’s own organic gardens.” Additionally, following the initial redevelopment, a second phase of construction will create Auberge-branded residences that include access to the hotel’s amenities and services.
“The Commodore Perry Estate offers an exceptional setting for Auberge’s signature style of tailored luxury and unforgettable guest experiences,” said Auberge Resorts Collection Chairman Dan Friedkin.
Auberge Resorts Collection President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Reid said, “As we have with the other historic hotels in our collection, we will honor the architectural heritage of the estate while infusing the unique character that defines Austin.”
The new luxury hotel is expected to open in mid-2019.