Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the estate comprises a 10,800-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style home and formal gardens enclosed by a 10-acre walled compound on the headwaters of Waller Creek. The new luxury hotel will have 53 guest rooms, flexible event space, and a restaurant with locally sourced ingredients, including those sourced from the estate’s own organic gardens. Additionally, the development will have new Auberge-branded residences, complete with access to signature hotel amenities and services.
The Perry Mansion was designed in 1927 by prominent 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. Located just north of the University of Texas campus and the new Dell Medical School, the hotel will be an urban retreat for locals and visitors alike.
An ownership team led by Austin-based developers Clark Lyda, The Marchbanks Company and Austin Pfiester is developing the property. Woodbine Development Corporation is providing project management services. The creative team spearheading the redevelopment is composed of Stefanos Polyzoides of Moule & Polyzoides from Pasadena, CA, and interior designer Ken Fulk from San Francisco in collaboration with Austin-based Clayton & Little Architects and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.
The hotel will open in mid-2019.