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Beverly Park and Gerald Olesker Designed Light Fixtures

34 Beverly Park is an elegant estate – owned by a former Russian businessman and wife that I designed and fabricated the exterior lanterns. We designed the interior lighting, and made several other impressive pieces.

How much would you pay to live in a community with a $2,000+ a month HOA fee? This is one of the 22 homes we designed and made lights for.

zingerman 2 Estate Lanterns by Gerald Olesker of ADG Lighting

With the true Italian mind and pen, these lanterns were designed and fabricated by CEO Gerald Olesker.

zingerman 6 Estate Lanterns by Gerald Olesker of ADG Lighting

Each gesture in design is simple, if thought out. Proportion and detail to the architecture is what Gerald Olesker follows. The design process takes into consideration style and detail, but also how the custom lanterns will affect the facade.

zingerman 1 Estate Lanterns by Gerald Olesker of ADG Lighting

Sometimes ADG team members will remove light fixtures if there is a need for better balance. We want architects and designers to know that less is more, and to achieve a high quality aesthetic we treat a project with respect to the architecture. We also want to educate designers and architects that lighting is a key element.

zingerman 3 Estate Lanterns by Gerald Olesker of ADG Lighting

The ability to reflect the architecture and its elements can be established when a balance is created. Now the team at ADG Lighting will step aside when the designer wants the lead, but supports the process to establish a credible and beneficial balance to the project.

zingerman 5 Estate Lanterns by Gerald Olesker of ADG Lighting

What makes a project’s value high? We all think that high price tags mean quality. But that is not true. There are many projects around the globe that attempt to get big dollars and do. But that does not mean they are the best. We are able to track the $3 billion+ of real estate that our CEO Gerald Olesker has worked on.

This month there is well over $100 million in projects for sale. This commands a great applaud for the types of projects around the globe that Gerald Olesker and his team at ADG works on. We design and fabricate custom lanterns, custom chandeliers and beautiful sculpture with a reasonable smile and nod to architecture.



Another Great Estate This month ADG Light Fixtures are part of $100 million of Homes for sale
Great Lights – Great view – Great estate – this is one of 5 homes our team completed in the Ridge.

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A recent remodel, move a few fixtures around and create one of the best viewing decks in the canyon. The lanterns were the original post lights at the front door we created.

The estate was designed by Ward Jewell  and the custom light fixtures were fabricated by ADG Lighting.

bev ridge by ADG Lighting

This Beverly Ridge Estate’s custom Fireplace Screens were designed and fabricated by Architectural Detail Group’s Joey Genarro and Gerald Olesker. No part of ornamentation is to small and no part of ornamentation should be treated as such. The key to great quality light fixtures is making it a part of the architectural process.

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Before and After. While the statement is still an appropriate sized European entry the  transition points carry the visor through the home and then across into the yard with the newly placed fixtures.


Custom Light Fixtures certainly can be made by anyone, However, it is the implementation of lasting design and quality that is sought out by homeowners, hoteliers and designers to use ADG Lighting. Architects and Contractors have called on our team members for the last 20 years stated Gerald Olesker Ceo for ADG Lighting.

bev ridge 3 by ADG Lighting

What is the reason people keep coming back to ADG Lighting? Penmanship and the willingness to stand by the products that ADG manufactures. Architectural Detail Group designs and manufactures custom light fixtures, furniture, and fabricates ornament. Customers continually come back because ADG stand by its work and designs some of the world’s best lights.


Beverly Park Modern with ADG ceo’s Stainless Steel Designed Light fixtures

There is always a sleek home that everyone looks at and says “wow”. So is this one of those block stoppers?

Modern Home Illuminated a perfect 10  ADG Modern – wonderful and expressive.

This is one of the 22 homes in Beverly Park I completed over the years. Now on Sale. We also fabricated signs for the BP home owners association.



How do we communicate elegance and simplicity? For Gerald Olesker the CEO at ADG Lighting of Architectural Detail Group, it is about penning the details as if they were part of the architecture. He states “the personality of the design is established from the first pen mark on the page.”  We interpret this as if the structure of the design correlates more to the architectural features, right or wrong. If the light fixtures do not function within the time changes of the 24 hour cycle, then they are just applied ornament.

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If we contribute to the embellishment of architecture then it is just a decorated shed. However, if the pen strokes are engaged as part of the design process and justified then the light fixtures are functional detail. This is how the masters designed. SO this is how the team at ADG Lighting designs and fabricates custom lighting


“…I like to think that if Mies or Kahn or McKim Mead White were to engage with our team at ADG the process we take today is that simple. good design reflects good results and seamless part of the building process….Not all of our projects can be considered masterful, but our approach at Architectural Detail Group Lighting is masterful.” states Gerald Olesker.


Taste is reflected in personal choice. And while choice is what we make, taste is what is reflected. (c) Olesker 2013.

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