Crystal Clear | 6 Homes with Distinctive Lighting

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Whether they’re classically elegant antiques or contemporary objets d’art, distinctive light fixtures and stunning chandeliers make each of these homes shine.

Upper East Side Aerie

New York, New York | Linda M. Maloney & Azad ZubairSotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

This new 4,300-square-foot condominium residence occupies two floors of a 21st-century building that was designed by Andrew Sheinman of Pembrooke & Ives in collaboration with BKSK Architects. The light-flooded living room, the formal dining room, a handsome library with a terrace overlooking the Church of All Souls, and the sleek modern kitchen are ideally configured for entertaining. Kirsten Kelli’s striking interior designs make the most of the effortless open floor plan and include eye-catching light fixtures in nearly every room.

Chic Bel Air Villa

Los Angeles, California | Victoria Risko & Barry PeeleSotheby’s International Realty – Beverley Hills Brokerage

In a prestigious Bel Air location, this serene Mediterranean-inspired villa enjoys canyon and oceans views from the expansive deck, the refreshing swimming pool, and nearly every window. Highlights include a spacious living room, a chic circular dining room, a gourmet kitchen, a grand master suite with a sitting room, four guest bedrooms, and suites for staff and visitors. Limestone floors, plentiful windows, decoratively detailed fireplaces, and distinctive light fixtures contribute to a sense of sophistication and style.

Modern Noe Valley Oasis

San Francisco, California | Neill BassiSotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

Ideally sited on a desirable block in charming Noe Valley, this consummately modern home offers six bedrooms and stylish living and entertaining spaces indoors and out. Superior finishes can be found throughout—from Calacatta Oro marble surfaces, wide-plank white oak floors, and designer sinks to walls of Fleetwood glass and striking light fixtures. Two decks overlook a private courtyard with an inviting patio and a lush living wall.

Classic Meets Contemporary in Houston

Houston, Texas | Martha Adger, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Central Houston Brokerage

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this timeless 7,823-square-foot home designed by John F. Staub has been carefully restored and updated with an eye toward both preservation and contemporary style. An array of artful chandeliers and head-turning light fixtures are found alongside jib windows, parquetry, Gracie wallpaper, leaded-glass transoms, Pullman doors, and marble fireplaces. Outdoors, stalwart live oaks embrace an expanse of lush lawn, boxwood gardens, patios with fountains, covered and open-air brick-paved patios, and a bluestone path leading to the pool.

Waterfront Luxury

Cataumet, Massachusetts | Jackie Bartolomei & Sharon ParkesSotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage

On 1.05 acres with a dock and private beach, this Shingle-style residence offers 5,800 square feet of bright, luxurious living space boasting fine finishes, voluminous ceilings, walls of windows, and views of Megansett Harbor. Unique lighting elements contribute flair throughout, from the kitchen, dining area, and breakfast nook to the spacious, welcoming great room, which boasts dramatic circular chandeliers, and the airy, inviting foyer. Residents of the Scraggy Neck Association enjoy two lovely beaches, tennis courts, and a playground.

Sophisticated Greenwich Manor

Greenwich, Connecticut | Patte NusbaumSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

On 2.38 private park-like acres, this handsome stone and wood-clad home combines timeless inspiration and top-tier modern amenities in one of the most desirable communities in the U.S. Its 8,759-square-foot floor plan features a wealth of generously proportioned living and entertaining spaces with rich detailing and soaring ceilings. From living and dining areas to restful bedrooms, spaces are accented by carefully chosen light fixtures ranging in style from elegant and classical to striking and contemporary.

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