Tony and Elizabeth Duquette built “Dawnridge” after their marriage in 1949. Set in a Los Angeles canyon, the garden was conceived as an East Asian collection of pavillions, pagodas and unique sculptures . Terraces lit by alabaster-like Chinese lanterns made in resin by the designer were situated for al fresco dining. On the lower terrace, beyond the swimming pool through nacre covered obelisks, presided Tony Duquette’s 28′ foot tall sculpture “Pheonix Rising from Its Flames”.
The front canal acts like a mirror to the property, at dusk reflecting the house that glows like a Chinese lantern. Galán's take: \"a modernist Latino painting.\" More Homes of the Times: California design profiles in pictures