Commodore Perry Estate Feels Like A European Escape—In Texas

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The recently opened Commodore Perry Estate, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, offers visitors the feel of a European escape right in the heart of Hill Country in Texas.

Originally built at the height of the Jazz Age in 1928 as a private residence, the 10-acre property was designed by Austin architect Henry Bowers Thompson as a transportive oasis in the middle of Austin. More recently, in a collaboration amongst internationally known designer Ken Fulk, renowned architecture firm Moule & Polyzoides and local, award-winning firms Clayton & Little and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, the property has been painstakingly returned to its former glory and expanded to create a new destination city retreat and private club.

A palette of muted pinks, apricots, curries and celadons in rich velvets and timeless patterns, complemented by storied furniture pieces and hand-painted murals by artist Deborah Phillips, harken to decades past while making it relevant for today.

And throughout the property—which comprises a combined 54 rooms across the original 10,800-square-foot Mansion and an adjacent newly built inn—you’ll find a mix of custom and heirloom vintage pieces that feels collected over time, the interiors representing more than two years of Fulk’s shopping excursions to Round Top Antiques Show.

PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN