MILL VALLEY, CA—Auberge Resorts Collection will manage the Commodore Perry Estate in Austin, TX. The property is being developed by an ownership team led by Austin, TX-based developers Clark Lyda, The Marchbanks Co. and Austin Pfiester. Woodbine Development Corp. is providing project management services.
The creative team is comprised of Stefanos Polyzoides of Moule & Polyzoides from Pasadena, CA and interior designer Ken Fulk from San Francisco, collaborating with Austin, TX-based Clayton & Little Architects and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.
Plans call for the restoration of the historic Commodore Perry Estate and the creation of an urban oasis in the center of the city. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes a 10,800-sq.-ft. Italian Renaissance-style home and formal gardens enclosed within a 10-acre walled compound on the headwaters of Waller Creek.
The hotel will have 53 guestrooms, flexible event space and a destination restaurant with a culinary experience driven by locally sourced ingredients. In addition to the hotel, the development will offer Auberge-branded residences as part of the second phrase of construction, with access to the hotel's amenities.
The Commodore Perry Mansion was designed in 1927 by Dallas architect H.B. Thomson and has classical influences such as a grand central hall and loggia, carved limestone fireplaces, handcrafted plaster and ironwork, and expansive formal gardens. It is located north of The University of Texas campus. The hotel will open in mid-2019.