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James Hubbell Opens Home, Studios For Public Tours On Father’s Day

Mosaic tile work and stained glass at Ilan Lael, the home of James and Anne H...

Credit: Ilan-Lael Foundation

Above: Mosaic tile work and stained glass at Ilan Lael, the home of James and Anne Hubbell in Santa Ysabel.


James Hubbell is a renown San Diego artist, architectural designer, and the founder of the Ilan-Lael Foundation.

Drew Hubbell is an architect with Hubbell and Hubbell and son of James Hubbell.


In what has become a Father's Day tradition for more than 30 years, the artists James and Anne Hubbell will open their home and art studio in Santa Ysabel to the public this Sunday, June 15.

The property consists of nine different structures built by James over the last 55 years. Half of the structures burned in the 2003 Cedar fire, but have been rebuilt.

James continues to design and build structures on the property. He and son Drew, a San Diego architect, are building three new structures that will become the center for Ilan-Lael Foundation.

Drew said their goal is to bring his father's philosophy, integrating art and nature into design, to larger audiences.

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