Much of the custom residential work we do at Hammerton involves creating signature lighting packages that address all the decorative fixture requirements of the home.  

These 'whole-home' custom services enhance the overall design integrity of a project by providing consistency in aesthetics, scale, proportion, finish detail and quality -- without the generic look that frequently results from using the same brand of lighting throughout. And since each whole home project involves a dedicated team of Hammerton design, engineering and service personnel, additional benefits include streamlined project management as well as delivery and budget control.

Below is an inside look at a recent whole home project that is currently installing at a northern California lakefront estate. 68 custom and modified catalog fixtures representing 21 signature designs blend the timelessness of old world European elegance with the warmth of organic style. By offering a combination of distinctive and shared design elements -- including distressed edges, decorative pins, joints and straps, scrollwork, twists, light-hued diffusers and complementary finishes -- each fixture design stands on its own while collectively unifying the home's overall aesthetic. 

Stay tuned... we hope to show you the completed home -- including many fixtures not featured here -- in a few months!

Above: unfinished outdoor sconces just out of the fabrication shop provide a good view of the extraordinary design detail in their distressed edges and decorative pins and strapping. Below: the finished outdoor sconce.

Above: two additional outdoor fixtures. On the left: several fixtures in this post mount style illuminate the driveway. On the right: the entry pendant. Each of these outdoor fixture designs subtly introduce aesthetic elements that are carried throughout the interiors.

Above left: This window-style drum was designed to visually punctuate key traffic areas on the main floor. Its ornate twist detail is echoed both in the main hallway sconces (above right) and in the adjacent wine room dome fixture (below) to visually unify the separate spaces. Note also the subtle scrollwork and hammered flare detail which are repeated in many of the other interior lights. 

Below, the 9-foot tall great room chandelier -- a very different design than those above, but with many familiar design details. Also, note the octagonal pendant in the chandelier's center: though it plays a supporting role in this enormous fixture, it takes center stage as a multi-port pendant chandelier in the home's magnificent floating circular stairway (not shown).

Above, the two kitchen fixtures. At left, a multi-port chandelier that will hang over the peninsula. At right, the 53" diameter island chandelier. The scalloped shades, used exclusively in these kitchen fixtures, are intended to distinguish the space separately from the adjacent great room, although the overall aesthetic is unmistakably similar. 

In more private spaces, the homeowner opted to incorporate a warmer organic style that still nods to the timeless elegance of the home. Above left, the master bath chandelier. Above right: a gracefully sculpted linear suspension that will hang over the master tub. 

Above, two additional organic-inspired fixtures intended for secondary bedroom spaces. Below, lamping cups used in the above left fixture.

Summer Custom Series: Outdoor

Summer is the time for outdoor gatherings with family and friends, and there is no better way to show off distinctive outdoor spaces than with custom outdoor fixtures from Hammerton. Whether your project calls for a particular function, style, scale, motif, lamping or other unique requirement, we can accommodate your needs. Learn more about our capabilities by reviewing a few recent and favorite projects below.

Created for the L'Auberge du Lac resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, this dramatic large scale chandelier is designed and engineered to be weatherproof, lightweight and maintenance free. Key features include aluminum construction, LED lamping, and an AAMA-2604 rated finish that provides the highest standard for UV and corrosion resistance -- an important requirement in the hot, humid and salty air of the Gulf Coast climate.


Two examples of custom old-world European designs that shipped in the last several weeks. At left: the outdoor sconce design for a large retreat overlooking Lake Tahoe. At right: the outdoor sconce design for an oceanfront villa in Palm Beach, Florida, fabricated in aluminum, marine grade pre-treated and coated with an AAMA-2604 finish to resist UV damage and the corrosively salty Florida air.


Two outdoor fixtures from a collection of 17 custom designs completed last month for a New England coastal estate. Brass pins, strapping and schoolhouse-style glass are elevated to decorative details in this nautical interpretation of Craftsman-style lighting.


Fixture: DOD-9-003-4A-1

Fixture: DCH-9-007-4A-K

Located on over 2,000 sweeping acres between North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, California, Martis Camp is a private gated community that embraces the true essence of High Sierra living. Swaback Partners collaborated with Hammerton in designing a signature collection of unique outdoor fixtures that complemented the award-winning architecture and breathtaking natural surroundings.


 A double drum porte cochere chandelier for a magnificent estate currently under construction in Ontario, Canada. Similar design elements are repeated in over 30 additional custom fixtures being installed throughout the home.


Completed in late 2015, High Star Ranch is a mixed-use destination resort in the rural foothills of Utah's majestic Uinta mountains. Hammerton designed and built both the interior and exterior lighting packages for High Star's 10,000 ft DeJoria Conference Center. Woven mesh featured throughout the exterior lighting package gives a utilitarian nod to the surrounding farming community, while contemporary fixture forms allow the scenic landscape to take center stage. 


Fixture: CU-OD6032-14I-A

Two examples of recent custom post mount designs that are modified versions of outdoor products in the Hammerton catalog.


Fixture: DOD-2-001-9A-C

Fixture: CU-OD2210-9I-A

Fixture: CU-OD2210-9G-C

Three custom outdoor fixtures recently out of the shop. Over 300 of the far right fixture were fabricated for the remodel of a Four Seasons resort in Hawaii, where rugged climate conditions not only include UV and humidity but unusually corrosive air due to the tropical location and constant presence of volcanic ash.