June 29, 2020 – A storied architectural landmark situated on 10 secluded acres in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin, is now open as a luxury hotel! The Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection promises to be a transportive metropolitan oasis offering gracious Texas hospitality.
Originally built at the height of the Jazz Age in 1928 as the country home of businessman Edgar Perry and his wife Lutie Perry, the 10-acre property was designed by H.B. (Hal) Thompson as a private haven for the Perry family. Inspired by the owner’s European travels, the original estate included a large Italianate mansion, carriage house and formal gardens, all built along Waller Creek and enclosed within a stone wall. At the time, the Italian Renaissance Revival mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, set a new precedent for gracious entertaining. In 1944, Edgar Perry sold the estate declaring the mansion was, “a great place to throw a party, but too big to live in.”