Posted on 31 Jan
There’s nothing like a standout chandelier to add a bit of old-world glam to a living space. From an antique crystal show-stopper sourced from a Paris flea market to a domed masterpiece suspended from a hand-painted ceiling, these five statement-making chandeliers truly light up a room.
The former estate of Peggy Lee, this gorgeous Bel Air residence, represented by Jon Grauman and Billy Rose, features an antique chandelier sourced from a Paris flea market by the legendary songstress herself. Past a tranquil garden, commanding romanesque double doors open to a soaring, two-story foyer crowned by the antique crystal showpiece. Dating to the 1800s, the opulent chandelier is suspended from hand-sculpted ceilings and crowns breathtaking views stretching from the lights of L.A. to the Pacific Ocean.
There’s nothing like a 25-foot cascading chandelier suspended from a domed, double-height ceiling to set a mood. Represented by Craig Knizek, James Hirsch and Denise Snanoudj, this modern Spanish estate was fully reimagined and showcases warm and sophisticated interiors with elegant design details at every turn. The gorgeous chandelier features over a thousand pieces of individual, four-inch glass hooks, allowing the owner to adjust its length as they desire. The statement-making lighting continues well beyond the foyer, from sleek brass fixtures hanging above the large, marble eat-in kitchen island to a distinctive wrought iron piece in the dining room that puts a contemporary spin on the traditional Spanish style.
Suited for royalty, this magnificent Beverly Hills compound, represented by Mauricio Umansky and Stacy Gottula and created by renowned developer Mohamed Hadid, boasts more chandeliers than one can count. From a classic crystal showpiece in the two-story, sky-lit entry to a breathtaking, crystal dome chandelier that hangs from a hand-painted ceiling outside a state-of-the-art theatre, the palatial residence shines at every turn.
Glam celebs once sipped cocktails and danced under the crystal dazzlers at this storied Montecito manse, but the piece that really caught our eye hangs in the opulent master suite. Complete with an 18th-century French limestone fireplace and closets by White House wardrobe designer Programme Martine, the room is topped with a gorgeous, antique crystal chandelier that sheds just the right amount of light on breathtaking ocean views outside the French doors. Among the finest and most historically significant residences in Montecito, the landmark estate, represented by Stefan Pommepuy, Santiago Arana and Mauricio Umansky, is as romantic as they come.
Bold chandeliers and fixtures are a staple of Spanish architecture, and that sentiment certainly isn’t lost on Casa Valhalla, an oceanfront stunner with views over the Sea of Cortez and Palmilla Bay. Represented by Janet Jensen, the home’s expansive great room features a series of classic chandeliers suspended from exposed wood beams that infuse the space with a timeless, old-world romance—and never fail to set the mood.