Archive for the ‘North Shore’ Category

Caulfeild Custom Home

January 18, 2013

When you walk in the front door of this beautiful Caulfeild home, you can stand in the middle of the two-storey high foyer and see into every room on the main floor. The layout is completely open, yet every room feels private and comfortable. Master bedroom on the main floor makes sense. Great neighbourhood, and a view from the back yard. Interested? Talk to Eric Christiansen.
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Caufeild View

October 26, 2012

The steep hills of West Vancouver’s Caufeild neighbourhood offer some homes a completely unobstructed view of the world. From this house, you can see the lights of Nanaimo on a clear night. But even when the weather is cloudy, it’s still breathtaking. The house has a covered hot tub room with west facing windows, so you can soak in the view while you soak in the tub. Talk to Eric Christiansen for more information on this listing.

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Smile for the camera

October 18, 2012

Some places are more photogenic than others. Take this this terrific home in West Van – from the friendly front deck to the crow’s nest perched on the roof, this is the kind of place I live to shoot. I saw a lot of camera-friendly places like this one recently, so stay tuned. And if you want more info on this listing, talk to Eric Christiansen
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Capilano Highlands

October 14, 2012

Here are some images of a nicely decorated home I shot for Clive and Steve the other day. Lots of whites, with splashes of colour everywhere. In North Vancouver, near the top of Capilano Road.

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For more information: Contact JohnBentley.ca 604.765.1843 info@JohnBentley.ca

Up On Furry Creek

August 23, 2012

I’ve been up to Oliver’s Landing at Furry Creek a few times in the past few weeks. Murray Thompson is a realtor who lives there and is the go-to guy whenever somebody wants to buy or sell in the neighbourhood. Murray asked me to put together some lifestyle images of this little community, so we picked a sunny (well, almost sunny) day and spent a few enjoyable hours wandering around with a camera. It’s the only place I know of where you can get waterfront property for about a million dollars.



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Siberian Sunset

July 11, 2012

So Steve Mitchell and I were up on the roof of this house in the British Properties the other night, waiting for the sun to set so we could grab some nice twilight view shots with the infinity pool in the foreground. The sky was very hazy – we couldn’t see Mount Baker or Vancouver Island. But we still got some fabulous shots like the one below. It wasn’t until I got home that I found out the brown smog was caused by forest fires in Russia. Seriously.

Contact: JohnBentley.ca 604.765.1843 info@JohnBentley.ca

No beige allowed

June 24, 2012

The owners of this North Vancouver view property banished neutral colours from their home when they redesigned it a few years ago. Instead of blending into the background, the walls transform the house into a work of art, reflecting the tastes of the owners, and complements their interesting collections of figurines, sculptures, and motorcycles. From the street, the front of the house is very unassuming, but the back yard is where the real living takes place: a huge pool, decks, waterfall, and cabana make the most of the available space. I’m glad Clive and Steve chose to do a night shoot here, the colours stand out like neon against the dark blue evening sky.
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Waterfront Anyone?

May 24, 2012

Just a short boat ride away and you can enjoy a three-bedroom home on your own private beach for just over a million dollars. The open plan offers views from virtually anywhere in the house. Decks and hot tubs abound. Bowen Island awaits! Check out Clive Benjafield’s site for all the info.

Ronald Thom Bungalow

May 20, 2012

I had the privilege the other day of shooting a North Vancouver bungalow designed and built by renowned architect Ronald Thom, the man behind the BC Hydro building, Massey College, and Trent University, among others. This particular structure was a more modest affair: two bedrooms, no basement, but what struck me about the design was the way the home was integrated with the outdoor space. The back wall of the house was entirely glass, overlooking a tiled patio which served as an extra room in the warmer, drier months. Inside, the plain wooden walls, which would normally make a room feel small, dark and claustrophobic, are balanced with glass, mirrors and strips of white paneling. The dark ceiling floats above the rooms, perched on long white beams which stretch the length of the home both inside and out. It’s been restored to its original lustre by its current owners, both architects, but is now for sale. Clive Benjafield has all the information.
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I’m on a boat

March 25, 2012

I don’t mind working on a sunny Saturday when there’s a boat ride involved. An Eagle Island resident gave me a lift so I could get a waters-eye view of this home for Jacquie Swaisland. Oh yeah, in case you were wondering, the house is going for $11 million.

My ride. Everybody on the island has one of these.