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Who do we do it with Why.

Amazing images – where do you find artists, fabricators and designers under one roof? Architectural Detail Group has the best of all worlds. Diplomat of Architecture,Gerald Olesker, Industrial Designer, Joey Gennaro, artists Del Torro and Jose Q are part of the team that makes up an uncompromising team. Award winning designs, this firms team has worked on over 3 billion dollars in Real-estate.  Small projects in the Bellaggio in Las Vegas, the MGM pool side structures, theme parks alike and upper end hotels and Resorts world wide have been engaged with this Team. Sam Shaft, founder of the factory New Providence Designs over 80 years ago has made many thousands of light fixtures. 

Strata Rest blog – this is one of the coolest explorations in theme design. Execution is just one part of the process. Hotels like the Ambrose in Santa Monica and recently Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, Louisiana, have engaged with the team. Interior Designers use ADG Lighitng as one of their Hidden secrets. But those that know of ADG Ligting in Ventura County know that this is the team to use.  ASID

What other teams in this country still manufacture custom quality light fixtures.?What teams are NEFLDA members? That is the National Eco Friendly Lighting Dealers Association that clarifies the positions of “make it here in the USA.”   The team at Architectural Detail Group, Inc lead by ceo Gerald Olesker have truly original design capabilities. But there is more to the design. Delivery and execution of the product are part of the design and budget process that ADG brings to the clientele.

A simple light fixture and Induction light that is well designed also brought Grand Strand Power, a client of ADG Lighting for South Carolina, a large rebate too. As a Trade Ally of Santee Cooper, the team was able to secure a credit back on the Utilities tier and drop GSP to a lower utility bill. Good looking lights, and a lower energy bill.

For more information on how the ADG team can supply your design and manufactured products please rac out to  Check out some cool projects at

Touro Touro Touro, were the bull stops and the lights begin


Touro Hospital Renovation a photo presentation of before and after pictures. Studio Luna designed the spaces and Architectural Detail Group fabricated custom fixtures for the hospital. Sustaiable manufacturing with LED light fixture capabilities.

All fixtures are made in the USA. ADG is a TRUE USA manufacturer under the NEFLDA standards.  

Congratulations to I Grace on newest publication new Architectural Digest with I. Grace other projects below by Architectural Detail Group designed by Gerald Olesker

Custom fabricated Italian Chandelier by Architectural Detail Group, inc Congrats to I Grace on another job well done.

Private Residences

I-Grace’s Commissioned Private Residencesis committed to meeting our Clients’ construction and renovation objectives. Our rigorous processes and controls, best practices and cutting edge management techniques will help avoid scheduling delays and cost overruns, and will see any project through from conception to completion.

We see our mission as partnering with our Clients through the life-cycle of not only a project, but the relationship. We believe in providing a transparent framework in which Clients can make informed decisions. A vital, differentiating element of our philosophy is our resolve to align our financial interests with those of our Clients. We help manage risk, analyze scenarios and recommend programs – all with the goal of realizing our Clients’ objectives for their projects.

“We represent to our Clients and the industry as a whole a higher standard; one where people expect more. It is not merely the quality of our work, the fact that we honor our schedules or track our budgets better; it is ultimately the quality of the experience that sets us apart.”

brass lanterns by ceo Gerald Olesker light front of Malibu Estate, contractor I Grace

I. Grace Company

“Our Corporate culture is built upon enduring relationships – a place where corporate personnel, Clients and Architects are assured that quality, integrity and service are inseparable from our basic mission; building enduring value for our Clients. The Company is the logical extension of our belief that residential construction companies should be held to a higher standard and judged not only on the basis of uncompromising quality and service, but the quality of the total experience.”

The I. Grace Company offers an array of high-end residential professional and construction related services across the country. With offices in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA, we have several divisions dedicated to serving our Clients with an integrated approach throughout the life cycle of a project.

Our divisions include:

Dedicated to quality, integrity and extraordinary service, I-Grace is an integrated solution provider for all of our Clients’ residential property needs. As a mid-sized firm, we are large enough to provide the breadth and depth of service that projects demand, yet small enough to offer the personalized service our Clients deserve. David J. Cohen founded The I. Grace Company in 1988. Conceived as a firm with a deep commitment to artisan level craftsmanship and the best of modern management practices, I-Grace allowed David to re-envisage the traditional patron-builder relationship. Over the years, I-Grace has grown from a high-end residential construction firm into an ever expanding practice featuring an array of different professional service offerings. While the firm has grown to include offices in New York, Los Angeles and Park City, David remains dedicated to the founding principle of providing unparalleled quality and service for discerning clientele across the country.

The I. Grace Company
Commissioned Private Residences, Inc.
37-18 Northern Blvd, Suite 500
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (212) 987-1900
Fax: (212) 987-0900

The I. Grace Company
Service & Maintenance, LLC
37-18 Northern Blvd, Suite 500
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (212) 987-1900
Fax: (212) 987-0900

The I. Grace Company
West Coast
440 South Hindry Avenue
Unit H
Inglewood, CA 90301
Tel: (310) 645-1555
Fax: (310) 645-1222

$23,000,000 home part of $3 Billion of Lit Projects

 Wow, another transaction listed. Lighting is an exciting part of architecture and usually goes unrecognized. Here in Brentwood Country Estates, I had developed lighting schemes for 4 estates plus the guard house. In early 2001 activity was up and these were part of the over 1000 projects that Gerald Olesker (me) had designed and fabricated custom lighitng for.  This is the community where Arnold Schwarzenegger lives. Barry Hilton of the Hilton Family was the developer.

Architecture firms like the former  Hablinski Manion I worked with and created Gas lanterns for the Leonard estate. the J.D. Group construction has been a key part in many of these projects I worked on. Even on the other Chalon in Bel Air we fabricated lanterns.

Part of a 3 billion dollar add up of Commercial, Resort, Upper end residential and civic projects, there has been a key lighting element designed or fabricated by one of my firms.

This is not self proclaimed. jsut drive around Southern California Homes, L.A. or New York high net worth individuals projects and see. I am proud of our teams and collaborations. That is why we coined  Architectural Detail Group, Inc. a collaborative group enhancing the built environment’s needs through positive relationships.

12705 Chalon Road, Brentwood, CA 90049Offered at: $23,000,000

“An absolutely exquisite Tuscan home set behind the gates of the highly exclusive, star studded, Brentwood Country Estates. At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac lies this stunning gated court estate with rolling canyon and ocean views.

The sprawling 11,000 square foot newer home has been impeccably kept, with high quality materials and  . The grand entryway opens to a beautiful living room with 2 story, beamed ceilings as well as a step down formal dining room with hand painted detailing and coved ceilings. The kitchen is state-of-the-art, with numerous islands and a lovely circular breakfast area, all with large windows overlooking the expansive grassy lawn. The luxurious master suite is totally private. It features spacious walk-in closets, high vaulted ceilings, large windows with streaming sunlight, a lovely adjacent office, and gorgeous master bath. There are a total of 5 bedrooms up, with numerous balconies, plus a large gym and 2 additional bedrooms on the main level. Light fixtures are a key element at the exterior and property, illuminating it for the best night time parties.

From the entry or living room, access the inviting outdoor loggia that opens to the immaculate pool area featuring a cozy double fireplace. This beautiful estate offers a remarkable outdoor space perfect for relaxing or entertaining. With a beautiful pool and spa, an enormous grassy lawn, an entire built-in entertaining facility with barbecue, oven, refrigerator, sink and griddle, huge tennis court/ recreation area, outdoor patios, custom brass lanterns and quiet rose gardens- this home has everything you could possibly ask for and more!”

Status:ActiveBeds:7 Bed Baths:9 Bath House Size:10,814 Sq Ft Lot Size:2.47 Acres Year Built: 2001 by Barry Hilton in Brentwood Country Estates. forged Light fixtures designed by Gerald Olesker fabricated by a company owned by Olesker.

BROKER representation:
Sally Forster Jones 

Selected from our ADG Designlog, our Forged Custom lighting catalog has selections from designer homes. Other fixture selections that go well with this style Mediterranean architecture,