Auberge sets spring opening for Austin mansion

Historic Commodore Perry Estate joins Auberge's luxury stable

Auberge Resorts Collection says it is planning a Spring 2020 opening for its first urban retreat in Austin, Texas. Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection will be a modern interpretation of a residential estate from yesteryear, bringing a new level of contemporary glamour, whimsical soul and effortless luxury representative of Austin’s uniqueness.

The intimate resort offers a uniquely Texan familiarity brimming with character, independent spirit and charm, boasting 42 rooms and 12 suites, and amenities including an organic urban farm, Lutie’s – the signature garden restaurant, a members club and a serene outdoor swimming pool.

Built in the Jazz Age in 1928, Commodore Perry Estate was originally the country home of Commodore Edgar and Lutie Perry, a place for them to entertain and connect with family when they weren’t traveling through Europe. The 1,003-square-metre Italianate mansion was popular for its Gatsby-esque soirées on property. In subsequent decades, Commodore Perry Estate went through many chapters, housing several schools and adding a chapel, and serving as the site of prominent weddings and important Austin events.

Located north of The University of Texas at Austin in the historic neighborhood of Hancock, Commodore Perry Estate is surrounded by expansive grounds, lush green English gardens, spring-fed Waller Creek and a stone wall enclosing the property to create an ideal setting for year-round getaways.

Guests will feel as though they’re arriving at the stately home of an old family friend. The five bedrooms from the Perry’s original residence have been transformed into uniquely charming hotel suites as a nod to its original inhabitants. Edgar Perry’s Suite, with its safari-inspired play of patterns, reflects a love of world travel and high culture, while Lutie Perry’s Suite presents a softer side in a palette of pink velvet, faux fur and muted leopard carpet.

The downstairs Living Room boasts a new cocktail bar and Solarium, with its original tile floors, is perfect for small bites or cocktails. The Dining Room and Breakfast Room are dedicated to informal dining experiences throughout the day. With a wide range of indoor and outdoor lounge options, including the Loggia and Terrace, members and resident members can enjoy a daily menu of estate favourites and signature cocktails with prime seating for club programming, such as intimate concerts, lectures or tastings. 

Adjacent to the Mansion is the Inn, a newly built three-story hotel with 42 new guest rooms and seven terrace suites housed in a beautiful courtyard-style hotel structure shaded by Post Oak trees. Guest rooms and suites will feature private balconies, custom furnishings and regionally sourced period pieces. Inside, the guest rooms and amenities envisioned from conception by Ken Fulk offer an elevated hotel experience with an eclectic mix of mid-century Italian and 1920s Spanish pieces, a collection of vintage rugs and framed artworks.

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