An Austin landmark, Reimagined

The Michael Paggi House is a one-story, handmade brick house in the Greek Revival style that predates the Civil War and is one of the oldest buildings in Austin. In 1967 the house was vacated by the Paggi family and later condemned. In the mid-1970s, it was restored and was home to the Paggi House restaurant until closing in 2014. Paggi House is an Austin Historic Landmark, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Loren has worked in partnership with Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission and Historic Preservation Office to carefully protect and restore the house. Non-historic elements were removed, new walkways installed to improve accessibility, and a new low-profile roof was constructed to re-enclose the courtyard creating a revitalized event space.

Paggi House Historical Images

Art Exhibitions

Paggi House will showcase four exhibitions between April and the end of 2024. This is a unique environment for artists to showcase their work. Exhibitions will be themed around the ideas that inspire The Loren Art Collection — science, nature, architecture, and the environment — and showcase artists from our collection along with local Austin artists.To book an appointment for an exhibition viewing, please contact Penny Aaron. Visit our Events page to learn more.

Paggi House Art Exhibit

Philanthropic COmmunity Asset

Our place in the Austin community is vitally important to all of us at The Loren. We are pleased to offer Austin philanthropic organizations the opportunity to host meetings and events at Paggi House free of charge through the end of 2024. We are delighted to be able to strengthen our connections with the community through a venue which promotes innovation and creativity. For more information about booking a gathering for your philanthropic organization, please reach out to

Paggi House Community at Art Event