Design concept: Commodore Perry Estate, Austin

by | 02 Apr 2021 | Design, Design Concept

Austin’s remarkable Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection’s first urban resort, is the focus of our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive.

The recently completed conversion of a former country home in Texas’ state capital showcases the work of a stellar design team.

Transforming a celebrated heritage building

Last summer, Auberge Resorts Collection announced the completion of its first urban resort, Commodore Perry Estate. This development saw the conversion of a storied architectural landmark, which lies within ten acres of the Hyde Park neighbourhood in Austin. A historic former residence-turned-social hub, the scheme was transformed by local developer Clark Lyda in collaboration with The Marchbanks Company.

The HB (Hal) Thompson-designed property was built in 1928 at the height of the Jazz Age as a private residence, taking inspiration from the owner’s European travels. Now the original estate’s Italianate mansion, carriage house and formal gardens have been given a new lease of life as a hotel and private club through a partnership between Ken Fulk, Moule & Polyzoides, Clayton Korte and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.

Among the highlights of the property are a 50 ft oval swimming pool, an organic kitchen garden, Lutie’s Garden Restaurant and 15,000 sq ft of event space – including a repurposed chapel dating back to 1948.

Design that reflects the estate’s past

The stunning centrepiece of the project is the 10,800 sq ft Italian Renaissance Revival mansion, which now contains elegant suites paying homage to the property’s former inhabitants, while the entry hall leads to several intimate gathering spaces including a craft cocktail bar, dining room, breakfast nook and library, along with a range of indoor and outdoor lounge options.

This mansion is joined by a new three-storey inn featuring 42 rooms and seven terrace suites in a courtyard-style structure that’s shaded by palm trees. Some of the rooms have their very own Juliette balconies, and suites are furnished with a sophisticated mix of mid-century Italian and 1920s Spanish items.

Each space across the estate is distinguished by the inclusion of bespoke details and antique furnishings that reflect the property’s many layers of history. Guests can expect to see a palette of muted pinks, apricots, curries and celadons in timeless patterns and rich fabrics, which complement the eclectic furnishings and handpainted murals of artist Deborah Phillips.

For more info about this scheme, and to view an extensive gallery of hi-res images, check out the Commodore Perry Estate, Austin page on the TOPHOTELDESIGN website.

Related Articles

Radisson Collection enters Baltics with Tallinn opening

Radisson Collection enters Baltics with Tallinn opening

Radisson Hotel Group has debuted the Radisson Collection brand in the Baltics by launching Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn. This new property in Estonia’s capital city is the result of an extensive 25 million Euro renovation. Locally inspired design Radisson...

Orient Express to open second Italy hotel in Venice

Orient Express to open second Italy hotel in Venice

Imagery © Mao Yuqing via AlamyOrient Express has signed an agreement with Italian hospitality group Arsenale S.p.A to open a hotel at the Palazzo Donà Giovannelli. The architect and interior designer Aline Asmar d’Amman and her studio Culture in Architecture is to...

Design concept: Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Design concept: Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive takes a look at the 2021 completed transformation of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid. Rafael de La-Hoz and Giles & Boissier led the architectural and interior design of this renovation project, with supplies from TUUCI, Apir srl...

Launch date announced for Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach

Launch date announced for Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach

Imagery: © 2022 Hilton Curio Collection by Hilton is to relaunch Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach this autumn. The all-suite resort in Oxnard, California is set to reopen fully transformed after a multi-million-dollar restoration. A locally inspired transformation...

Hyatt brands make their mark in Stratford

Hyatt brands make their mark in Stratford

Hyatt House London Stratford (Imagery: Hyatt) Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House have made their official debut at Westfield Stratford City in London. Together these properties offering two distinct hospitality experiences signify Hyatt’s continued brand growth across the...

Pin It on Pinterest