Exterior Lighting Heritage Project in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

In this special heritage project, Joseph McCarter was contracted to update and design the exterior lighting fixtures on this ranch style hacienda. Originally designed by Stephen Chase, it was important to the client to stay as close to his original design aesthetic as possible. As a prodigy of Stephen Chase, McCarter was an obvious choice for the job.

All of the light fixtures were custom designed and manufactured specifically for this heritage project. A blend of wood and metal, glass and shades were used, typical of the old world Spanish style. The candles, glass cylinders, and candelabra style lamps used also stay true to the traditional Spanish mission style. 
Many different types of fixtures were required for this project including wall sconces, hanging lanterns, path lighting, and chandeliers to name a few. Some of the most unique fixtures reside in the dining room, where you can find emerald green blown glass shades made specifically for the reclaimed iron sconce pieces they rest upon.

To give the space a little interest, McCarter intentionally blended English & Moorish influences into many of the fixtures as seen in the square shapes of the lanterns and decorative details in several chandeliers. And with 2 acres of landscaping and entertainment pavilions, you’ll find new and intriguing fixtures around every corner.


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