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Breathtaking Luxury With An ADG Flair

Specializing in Luxurious Living

Luxurious homes and discerning clients have been our specialty for over 20 years. We have developed the unique skills and understanding of our high value clients to be able to translate their vision to into reality. This week, we would like to feature two high value properties currently on the market that we’ve had the pleasure to explore and create a truly luxurious vision.

Villa Di Pietra – Lake Oswego, OR

This luxurious traditional home is a lakefront property located on the shores of Lake Oswego, OR. Villa di Pietra has approximately 7,925 square feet of living space and was built in 2003. The property has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, along with numerous amenities such as a wine cellar with tasting room, an indoor lap pool and a rec room with a wet bar. ADG lighting had the privilege to collaborate and design all of the lighting fixtures on the property, both indoor and outdoor. Our experience and vision brought a special elegance to this lakeshore property. The property is on the market at $5.45 million. Builder: Thomas Buckingham.

Cameo Shores – Corona Del Mar, CA

This newly built transitional home is located in the seaside community of Cameo Shores, Corona Del Mar, CA. The home is situated on a 1/4 acre of very desirable real estate with commanding views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. It features a bright, open floor plan with the perfect blend of both modern and traditional styles. Its features include a stately office, a chef’s kitchen and butler’s pantry, along with an infinity edge pool and an elevator. ADG Lighting had the honor to design and manufacture many of the lighting fixtures throughout the home. These elegant fixtures add immensely to the luxurious features of the property. This property is available for sale at $12.9 million. Interior designer: Tiffany Grayce Harris.

Our Work Speaks Volumes

We are proud that our work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in many high-end luxury projects across the West Coast and Southern California. Our work has also been featured in several media outlets, including 20/Twenty Architectural & Beyond, California Homes Magazine, Elle Decor, SFV Business Journal, Architectural Digest, Institute of Classical Architecture Publications, Wall Street Radio, Fox News Charlene on Green Hawaii, North American Design’s Green Leaders of Tomorrow, LA City Watch, LUXE Magazine + other award-winning magazines, books, programs and properties around the world.

Be sure to visit our website and explore our creativity. See how easy it is to innovate and collaborate with ADG Lighting! Feel free to contact us at 818-597-9494 or email us at

Villa di Pietra, Lake Oswego

Cameo Shores, Corona Del Mar

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California Drought Influencing Architectural Design

Mother Nature’s Influences

Much of our design inspiration comes from what surrounds us. The forces of nature are no different. They have influenced and inspired design for centuries. Every aspect of our of our architecture reflects the environment we live in. What works in an North American environment may not be suitable for the deserts of the Middle East. With the California drought surpassing its fifth year, we see architects being inspired by the local environment more than ever before. Their vision is now taking into consideration every area of our living space that could be impacted by a prolonged drought season and the future potential of drought events. California design professionals have always incorporated a higher level of environmental impact in their design, but now, these influences are taking a front seat in the design inspiration.

Considering Conservation in California

A recently awarded project in downtown Los Angeles reflects the influences of the drought in a sprawling modern landscape. The project is called FAB Park and is envisioned as a water-conscious plaza in the heart of downtown. The designers were inspired by the needs of Angelenos to conserve water in a prolonged drought environment and the demands of the ever expanding urban sprawl. The project will take advantage of elements that are vibrant in lower water conditions, but provide significant shading and comfort to the people enjoying the park environment. To supplement this lush shady environment, a state of the art storm water capture system will be implemented to capture and reuse water in the most efficient manner possible. The space will also engage solar panels in the design to provide power for lighting and other mechanical operations of the park, along with a restaurant space that will call the park home.

Environmental Inspiration Captures Our Future

Moving forward, the impact of environmental impacts on architecture and design will be at the forefront in California. Fortunately, architects and designers working in California have consistently considered conservation and green efforts into their designs. The drought will now become a driving force in their creativity.

Make sure when you are partnering with an architecture or design firm, you are finding the right partner who embraces environmental considerations in their work. ADG Lighting has always considered these influences in our creative processes. Visit us at and learn how we can bring your inspiration to life. Visit our Custom Request form and let’s begin our collaborative process for your project.

(Featured Image by MLA/OMA)


Custom Mounted Brass Lantern

Custom Sold Brass Lantern Mounted To Wooden Pole By G Olesker Portfolio ADG Lighting

Bel Air Tree Light

Bel Air Tree Lights By ADG Lighting 768x1024

Pavilion Iron Brackets

Pavilion Iron Brackets By ADG Lighting

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Dering Hall: Partnership with a Creative Purpose

Exploring the Possibilities

Isn’t life about relationships? We seek out relationships in life to provide many things. They provide us love, friendship and balance. Our relationships give us voice, provide balance and encourage possibilities. It is said that people are brought into our lives for a reason. Whether the purpose is to bring influence to our lives or to others, we are open to exploring the possibilities. Business and the creative relationships are no different than personal relationships, and we apply this principle in our world here at ADG Lighting with our valued partners, such as Dering Hall.

The Value of a Professional Relationship

With over 20 years in the architectural and design industry, we have truly valued our professional relationships and partnerships. They bring energy and creativity into everything we do. To design is to be part of a collaborative that enhances the built environment though positive relationships. Those relationships are with the client’s team, with the building’s parts and with the environment. One of those valued partnership is with our collaborative partners at Dering Hall. Dering Hall is the premier shopping and discovery site dedicated to exceptional, high-end design. A curated resource for discerning consumers and design professionals, Dering Hall provides insider access to thousands of luxury design products, as well as inspirational design content in one easy-to-navigate place. We have found our relationship to be ideal! Our partners at Dering Hall understand the collaborative process and encourage possibilities through their creative platform.

ADG Lighting is a Featured Brand on Dering Hall

We are honored to be a featured brand on Dering Hall. Our work has been featured recently in two articles that we are especially proud of. The first is an inspirational article featuring our Nickel Drum Shade. The second article features our Stephanie Pendant and the Aluminum and Ribbed Glass Pendant. See these exemplary projects with more detail below.

To see more of our inspired creative or details about our partnership with Dering Hall,  you may email us at or call (818) 597-9494.

Nickel Drum Shade


Stephanie’s Pendant


Aluminum and Ribbed Glass Pendant




Custom High End Homes Get the ADG Touch Again 20 Years Later

Starting Over At the Beginning

Isn’t it funny sometimes how life repeats itself and things come full circle? Twenty years ago, Gerald Olesker began a trend in lighting fixture design and manufacturing. Some of the projects he was a part of include working with Rios and Associates in Bel Air Crest, for a anonymous philanthropist and with Michael Berman on the Marciano home (founder of Guess Jeans) on Kip Drive. He also had the opportunity to work with Sandy Gooch (founder of Los Angeles based Mrs. Gooch’s specialty chain of health food stores bought by Whole Foods) on a spec house in Mulholland Estates.

Updating the Creative Design

Now, twenty years later, many of these properties have changed ownership and the new occupants are inviting us to provide new lighting creations for the property, to reflect their individual style and taste. Because of the high quality design and construction of those fabulous designs from twenty years ago, the current property owners are demanding that we repurpose or find new homes for those iconic pieces. They are surprised at how the work from twenty years ago has retained an extremely high market value and are in high demand for placement in other homes.

Relating to the Geography

Bel Air Crest- Strategically located in between Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley off the 405 Freeway off Sepulveda Boulevard. With approximately 200+ homes this resort style community has amazingly beautiful landscaped common areas and streets, an amazing clubhouse with enormous pool & entertainment areas, four tennis courts, basketball court and putting greens.

Prices ranging from about $1.5 million for the townhouse homes to $20 million for one of the larger custom homes.

Mulholland Estates is a guard gated community in the Beverly Hills.  The entrance to the community is located on the north side of Mulholland drive, between Beverly Glen and Benedict Canyon. A very attractive feature of Mulholland Estates for its residents is the high level of security offered to the community. This feature is highly sought after with high profile celebrities and business leaders alike.

The homes in Mulholland Estates range between 6,000 square feet and 12,000 square feet. Most homes were constructed in the 1990’s. Home in the Mulholland Estates, generally selling from $5,500,000 to $8,000,000.  Some of these prestigious residences do come up for lease, with monthly rental rates ranging between $25,000 per month up to $40,000+ per month.

Here are some images from these communities:

Kip Drive

Kip Drive Aerial By ADG Lighting

Mullholland Estates 1

Mulholland Estates Lantern Design 3 G Olesker Of ADG Lighting Copy

Mullholland Estates 2

Mulholland Estates Lantern Design G Olesker Of ADG Lighting Copy

Mullholland Estates 3

Mulholland Estates Lantern Design Pool House G Olesker Of ADG Lighting Copy


Interested in learning more about our custom lighting designs? Email us at or call (818) 597-9494.

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Celebrating Summer

Make the Moments Count

Something changes in our lives when summer season is upon us. The warmer weather brings us out of our hibernation into the natural beauty of summer. Our life changes because of the season. We’re naturally attracted to be outdoors into the warmer weather. Our social schedule adjusts accordingly and we gravitate towards spending time outdoors with friends and family. Whether it’s trips to the beach, the mountains or our favorite amusement parks, we just enjoy being with others during this season. A recent survey showed that people’s perception of color change during the summer season. The way our eyes perceives and interprets the color spectrum change with the season. The grass looks greener, the water looks bluer and the sunshine is just a bit brighter. Those interpretations of color during summer change our behavior.

Creating the Perfect Summer Environment

Summer should bring a change to your living spaces. The way we use our entertaining and living spaces tend to “open up” during the summer. Open the windows and doors to bring in the natural lighting. Those windows allow the beauty of nature to flow into our homes and energize the space. Our living spaces tend to open up into the outdoor spaces that create a natural flow into the home. Entertaining has never been better when the flow of the home naturally opens up and flows into outdoor spaces. Understanding the way we interpret the light during summer significantly changes the way we interpret and enjoy the feeling of our living spaces.

ADG Understands Summer Inspiration

With summer upon us, isn’t it time to take advantage of the inspiration of summer? ADG understands the creative inspiration of the change in season. Summer is about light and the effect of light on your living space. Let us work with your inspiration and collaborate on ways to bring your dreams to life. Our expertise allows us to guide you through a project that will exceed your every expectation. Visit us at and learn how we can make your dreams come to life. Visit our Custom Request form and let’s begin our collaborative process for your project.

Revival Lantern Beverly Hills

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Cathedral Lantern

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Braganza Lantern

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French Up Light

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