Escape into Nature at this Stunning Artist Retreat Featured in Architectural Digest

No detail is overlooked in the Falling Leaves, a rural compound and artist retreat nestled in the forest just twenty minutes west of Austin. Both aesthetic and practical, this home was designed to host and entertain. The best part? You can book it for your next event on Peerspace.

The Falling Leaves was built in 2007 and designed by world renowned architectural firm Bercy Chen. As noted by the artist, “the Falling Leaves is inspired by the shapes and curled edges of falling oak leaves, Bercy Chen Studio incorporated this imagery as a design motif for a series of sheltering pavilion roofs.”

Stepping inside the Falling Leaves, guests are greeted by floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer a sense of immersion in nature. The furniture inside was hand-selected by designer and owner Mary Mandel and creates an artful balance with the minimalist structure of the home surrounding it.

The space provides plenty of options for gathering: outside around the see-through aquarium glass pool, around a forged steel fire pit with built-in seating, or at the outdoor dining table derived from a lightning-struck cedar tree found in the Italian Alps. Multiple places to gather make this a great space for events, allowing guests plenty of room to mix and mingle.

“Here, the dweller can experience the four elements of nature binding the home together: the earth’s embrace, the wind rustling through the trees, the water flowing below, and the warmth of the fire at the hearth.” 

Architectural Digest, July 2023

This venue is the perfect blend of nature and sophistication, and offers an astonishing backdrop for events and productions. As Mandel notes, “this venue can host up to 200 guests and offers wide ranging versatility making it the perfect spot for everything from retreats and photoshoots to large scale corporate networking events, weddings, and more.” Recent bookings include a photoshoot by clothing brand Psycho Bunny, a VIP luncheon by magazine Tribeza, and a private event by luxury development company Sanctuary

Ready to escape into nature and elevate your next event? Book your next shoot, event, or meeting at the Falling Leaves here.