An unassuming neon sign hangs outside the grounds of the Commodore Perry Estate in Austin. Behind a stone wall and wrought-iron gate is one of the most unique places in the city, a 10,800-square-foot Gatsby-era manor with 10-acres of European-style gardens.
The estate was recently restored to its former glory and given a new life as a luxury boutique hotel. How did this hidden 1928 mansion survive Austin’s seemingly endless surge of growth and development? Keep reading for a look at the history and jaw-dropping renovation of this historic Austin landmark.