Commodore Perry Estate Feels Like A European Escape—In Texas


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 Korte 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.