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Dawnridge: Spectacular Beverly Hills Design Showcase

August 21, 2014

Exclusive Lotusland Day Trip to Dawnridge.

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.”

LA Observed’s, Adrienne Crew, describes Hutton Wilkinson as an “Interior designer, jewelry guru, businessman, socialite, native Angeleno, author, raconteur, and Old Hollywood maven … the perfect embodiment of Los Angeles past, present and future.”

DAWNRIDGElotuslandTripThe 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.


August 21, 2014

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