Re: Stripping down an old house and going modern.
I wouldn't fault anyone wanting to modernize an old home, just as I wouldn't fault someone who wanted to restore the old world charm of a home.
My take on the OP's situation isn't that they're designing the house around a chandelier, but that they realize they like modern far more than old (count me in with this crowd ).
As KCP suggests, there's lots of companies specializing in salvage, just Google for them.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!