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IDYLLIC SPLENDOR
2010 ASID Design Excellence Award - Residential Traditional over 5000 sq. ft.
Layered With Traditional Fabrics And Unique Designs, European Influences And Ornate Craftsmanship
Bring Warmth And Elegance To This Grand Manse


Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Florida Design, Spring 2011, Vol. 21#1
Text: Marina Brown Photographer: Randall Cordero, San Dimas, CA

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Grand Hall - In the grand hall, sparkle reverberates off the Brazilian Cherry Jatoba hardwood banister and artwork from the Private Collection of Ebanista as the luster from the checkerboard pattern of brushed and polished Crema Marfil marble flooring leads the way through double library doors inset with McMow’s leaded art glass.



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FOR ELOISE KUBLI, A FLORIDA DESIGNER WHO WAS NOT about to be daunted by the logistics of designing and furnishing a home 3,200 miles away, the arrival of seven tractor trailers hauling cargo toward their destination - a 30,000-square-foot residential complex was a thrilling apogee.

“Yes,” she says, “most of the custom work was fabricated or purchased in Florida then shipped north, including 27 pairs of leaded glass doors and all of the furnishings.” But in a whirlwind conclusion to the several years it took to build the home, Kubli would extract the truck’s contents and have the home installed and completed in 11 days.

Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Florida Design, Spring 2011, Vol. 21#1
Text: Marina Brown Photographer: Randall Cordero, San Dimas, CA

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Dining Room - Golden teak Swarovski crystals hang from Schonbek’s chandeliers in the dining room, where the claw-footed table by Giemme belies masterful inlaid Italian marquetry. In an interplay of inspiration and execution, the hand-cut stenciled medallions were influenced by the embroidered silk sheers from Saletex.



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“This is really a residence for the ages,” the designer says. “The owners are some of the most generous-spirited people I have met, and though the home is very large, it is still all about warmth and family a place where successive generations can live and grow. The owners love French, Italian ... a classically European style. And on a project of this scale, everything had to be grand and expansive, yet controlled.”

Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Florida Design, Spring 2011, Vol. 21#1
Text: Marina Brown Photographer: Randall Cordero, San Dimas, CA

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Grand Salon - With understated drama, Tomlinson’s sofa and Marge Carson armchairs make a statement in the grand salon. Here, a custom area rug from Edward Fields’ draws in the tones of blues and creams in the Stroheim draperies and Pindler & Pindler sheers.



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The entry foyer immediately gives way to the grand hall, where a soaring stairway swirls upward with festooned wrought iron balustrades. Here, the 40-foot ceiling and coffered millwork continue skyward to a Venetian-plastered dome and a palatial chandelier by Originals 22. Off of the foyer, opposite the doors to the library, lies the dramatic dining room. The massive table and gilded intricacies of its chairs by Giemme make every guest feel like royalty. Overhead, golden teak Swarovski crystals hang from the chandeliers refracting rainbows across the room. “All of the ceilings are coffered and the millwork hand-bronzed, but here I wanted something even more visually gorgeous,” Kubli says of the hand-stenciled, rich crimson and gold filigree ceiling medallions.

Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Florida Design, Spring 2011, Vol. 21#1
Text: Marina Brown Photographer: Randall Cordero, San Dimas, CA

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Game Room - In the game room, a double fieldstone fireplace and Swaim’s Old World billiard table combine with E.G. Cody’s bronze lionhead carved barstools for a metropolitan masculinity.



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But nowhere is more luxurious than the grand salon. With walls hand-troweled in an Old World burnish, the rest of the room is serene in hues of cream and gold. The elaborate symphony of drapery jabots, swags and cascading silk reflected in 552 yards of fabric speaks to Kubli’s layering philosophy. “Layering gives dimension - so does texture,” she says.

Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Florida Design, Spring 2011, Vol. 21#1
Text: Marina Brown Photographer: Randall Cordero, San Dimas, CA

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Theater Entrance - The suspense builds as guests enter the First Impressions home theatre from the lobby and “light trap” hall.



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And on the lowest level, the real fun begins. Created by master home-theatre architect and designer Jeffrey Smith, claret walls and gold leafed Corinthian columns turn the downstairs into La Scala. “Actually, the entire theatre is a room within a room,” Smith says.

Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Florida Design, Spring 2011, Vol. 21#1
Text: Marina Brown Photographer: Randall Cordero, San Dimas, CA

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Theater - Inside the entrance doors, wall sconces from Farrey’s shimmer as touches of gold leaf highlight the extravagant use of eucalyptus wood. The owners’ handheld monitor controls it all, from featured movies to the theatre’s climate and lighting even the irrigation system outside.



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With CineLounger® seats that heat, massage and power-recline, there’s little reason not to see a double feature. Even the Italian marble side trays have cavities to hide pillows and blankets for snuggling. Above the cartwheel ceiling element, a universe presides. “With the push of a finger to touchscreen, the colors of dusk, dawn, a starry night and even shooting stars will appear overhead,” Smith says. “In fact, I would say that despite the look of another century, this home has automation second only to the Bellagio in Las Vegas.”

Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Florida Design, Spring 2011, Vol. 21#1
Text: Marina Brown Photographer: Randall Cordero, San Dimas, CA

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Lanai - 2010 ASID Design Excellence Award - Wildcard Category
View of the pool from the Lanai.



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Pristinely set against a vista of trees, this grand paradise, with its stone garden that wraps around an outdoor entertainment complex fit for a high-end resort, welcomes friends and family in a place the owners love.

Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Florida Design, Spring 2011, Vol. 21#1
Text: Marina Brown Photographer: Randall Cordero, San Dimas, CA

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Exterior - Lanterns from Fine Art Lamps light the way to five outdoor seating areas, three balconies, a pool, stocked lake and a mammoth barbeque pit. A separate 5,000-square-foot lanai to the right includes a living suite and kitchen. Soon to come: a 12-car garage and a hangar for the plane. (For unpublished photos, please click here.)



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Eloise Kubli is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Collective Construction & Design, Inc. is proud to be certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council as a Women's Business Enterprise.

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