Flamingo Estate is a place,
but also a philosophy 

In the 1940s, a pair of handsome, determined entrepreneurs arrived in California to build their vision of an earthly paradise high in the hills above Los Angeles. The flamingo-pink house at the top of the hill became a hedonistic enclave, hidden by a lush orchard and dense garden.

Over the next seven decades, the Flamingo Estate became the headquarters for a pioneering erotic film company, a creative retreat for photographers and artists, a pirate-radio station, a publishing company, a political fundraiser, and an unlikely center for cultural self-examination and expanding notions of art.

The Estate’s sprawling garden is now home to over 150 new botanical species, including a vibrant orchard with apples, citrus, plums, pears, avocados, macadamia nuts, olives, and peaches. Together, they provide food and home to a variety of welcome guests, including hummingbirds, owls, butterflies, and bees.

Today, it is a creative enclave and center for environmental joy and progress.


A garden hideaway overlooking Los Angeles for Chandelier staff & friends.

We fight for elegance and imagination, with green thumbs and middle fingers.

Photography: François Halard, Simon Watson, PieterJan Mattan, Adrian Gaut