Art / Lifestyle December 19, 2022

Lighten Up: 5 Homes With Striking Light Fixtures


Whether they illuminate a traditional townhouse in Southampton or a chic contemporary residence in Southern California, distinctive light fixtures make each of these homes shine.

Woolworth Tower Aerie

Stan Ponte, Joshua Judge | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Towering above the city in the illustrious, amenity-rich Woolworth Building, this 2,548-square-foot condominium residence features sophisticated living and entertaining areas, two generous bedroom suites, and exposures in three directions offering sweeping views of the Hudson River and the city skyline. Its centerpiece is an open living and dining room with handsome herringbone floors, a bar, and one of multiple eye-catching modern light fixtures. This space flows to a light-filled kitchen with marble countertops, Dornbracht fixtures, and Miele appliances that include a wine chiller.

Chic Houston Haven

Kelley Austin | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Ideal for the entertainer, this striking new home on a prime corner lot exemplifies chic modern design. Its 4,906-square-foot two-level floor plan features engineered French oak floors throughout the study, elegant dining room, family room, chef’s kitchen, primary suite, and three guest bedrooms—all introduced by an entryway with two unique wine vaults and a dramatic globe-like light fixture. The spacious grounds offer a covered Trex deck with an outdoor kitchen that includes a grill, a refrigerator, a sink, and storage.

Cutting-Edge Contemporary

Robin Walpert | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Monica – Venice Brokerage

A stunning example of quintessential contemporary design, this new solar-powered five-bedroom was designed for a luxurious environmentally friendly lifestyle. No expense was spared in its creation and outfitting, with a host of superior-quality fixtures that include dazzling glass light fixtures in the double-height living room as well as the adjoining dining area and chef’s kitchen. The serene backyard boasts a pool and spa, a gas fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, a synthetic turf lawn, and drought-tolerant landscaping with a drip irrigation system.

Polo Club Townhouse

Holly Hodder | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

This 3,450-square-foot three-level home is a rare find in Southampton Village’s famed Polo Club. In addition to four bedroom suites, it offers a well-equipped kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a finished lower level with a den or media room, and open living and dining spaces that respect both traditional and modern styles and feature bright, distinctive light fixtures. The main level opens to a charming backyard with a bluestone patio and colorful gardens.

Los Angeles Oasis

Los Angeles

Marc Noah | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Recently remodeled, this 7,070-square-foot villa is an inviting oasis in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Highlights include a formal living room; a great room with soaring ceilings; a kitchen with Sub-Zero appliances, an island, and a butler’s pantry; an office; four bedroom suites; a theater and game room with a wet bar; and a saltwater pool accompanied by a spacious terrace and an outdoor kitchen. Linking the multiple levels is a dramatic staircase with three captivating round light fixtures.