Luxury Living Stained Glass

Luxury Living: Stained Glass

Ahead of Christie’s Lalique sale in London on May 16, we present 5 exclusive homes with magnificent stained glass architectural features — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

This seven-story, 44-foot-wide Beaux Arts jewel is one of the finest mansions in New York City. Originally designed in 1917, the Dommerich Mansion offers 21,070 square feet above grade and 5,040 square feet below grade with over 3,350 square feet of outdoor space (comprising two terraces and a roof deck). Many of the home’s elegant original details remain intact: 14 marble fireplaces, coffered ceilings, and decorative glass details, including monumental stained glass bay windows and a curved staircase ascending to a glorious stained glass dome.

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  • Berthong Sydney, Australia

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Berthong, a landmark estate on Elizabeth Bay, is characterised by glorious grounds, magnificent architecture, and unfettered views of Sydney Harbour. Built in the late 1800s, the grand Victorian residence has had a number of prominent owners, such as media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and, more recently, Academy Award–winning actor Russell Crowe. In 2005, the five-bedroom residence and its tropical gardens were restored to blend classic and contemporary elements. Among the highlights is the formal dining room, which features a one-of-a-kind stained glass window depicting the Three Graces.

An homage to the villas of Italy’s Lake District, Casa Lago commands a half-acre promontory in the exclusive enclave of Bel-Air. Classical architectural elements are on display throughout. Of particular note is the Roman-bath-inspired pool and spa, which is illuminated by an exquisite stained-glass skylight. The gardens, which have been chiseled into the hillside, are graced with loggias, terraces, two outdoor pools, and boast one of the finest views in Bel-Air — a sweeping, end-to-end view of Stone Canyon Reservoir.

Hidden Meadow Farm is a world-class equestrian estate on 133 private acres, within an hour of Pittsburgh. The centrepiece of the estate is a 17,500-square-foot, High Country English-inspired residence, which was completed in 2008. The entrance is marked by a grand staircase with a dramatic 19th-century stained glass window. The living and entertaining areas abound with extraordinary architectural elements. Interior highlights include a formal living room with onyx-clad fireplace, a family room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, a two-story library, and a wine cellar and tasting room.

This Elizabethan-inspired manor in Chicago’s prestigious North Shore suburb of Northfield evokes the great estates of England with its Old World craftsmanship. An elegant stone façade opens to palatial living spaces, accented with mullioned windows, decorative ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and striking stained glass details, including a magnificent ceiling dome atop the grand foyer. Outside are rose gardens, manicured lawns with fountains and statuary, an entertaining terrace, and a tennis court.