Tour the former home and gardens of DESIGN ICON Tony Duquette on an exclusive Lotusland all-day excursion to Beverly Hills.
The Current owners are Duquette’s protegé and business partner for over 30 years, Hutton Wilkinson, and his wife Ruth. They maintain Dawnridge as a tribute to the Duquettes; they purchased the home in order to “save its life.”
The original house was a 30’x30′ box, designed by Tony with noted Los Angeles architect Casper Ehmcke. Many unique architectural elements include an enclosed indoor terrace with a mirrored ceiling, over-sized gold-plated antique lobsters, carvings from Southeast Asia, two 18th-century Venetian dolphin sculptures, red-lacquered Queen Anne chairs, an abalone and amethyst crystal chandelier and an abundance of leopard vinyl cloth. This half-acre property features a multi-level garden with more than 200 different plant species, numerous pagodas, a small lake, an Indian temple and cantilevered pavilions.
Numerous pieces of Hutton Wilkinson’s jewelry will be both on display and for sale. Lotusland members have a unique opportunity to tour the residence and garden at Dawnridge.
Cost is $275 for members, $300 for nonmembers.
Transportation from Lotusland to Beverley Hills and a catered lunch are included in this memorable outing. Please call 805.969.9990 for reservations.
Please note: This is a private residence; there is no disabled access and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.