Archive for the ‘John Jennings’ Category

It’s always an adventure shooting properties in West Vancouver. Every neighbourhood, every house is unique. The entire city is perched on a hillside, offering incredible views of Vancouver and beyond from just about every window. And the homes tucked away along the winding waterfront roads are nothing short of spectacular.
One of the more interesting neighbourhoods is called the Parthenon, named after an old estate that had structures built to resemble Greek ruins. Some of the foundations and columns are still there, enjoyed by the dozen or so houses that now occupy the property. The waterfront itself is shared among the homeowners, so each can lay claim to beach access. The land is surrounded on three sides by the ocean, and includes a barbecue area, concrete wharf, beach, trails, and an unobstructed view of Burrard Inlet. Oh yes, and the house is pretty nice too. John Jennings can fill you in on the details.

Up in the Clouds

June 21, 2011

It might have been the overcast, drizzly weather, but this beautiful West Vancouver home reminded me of an eagle’s nest perched high in the upper branches of a tree. The back deck was stunning — giant Douglas Firs thrusting out through the floorboards, and a view that stretched out to – well- nothing, cause it was pouring rain. But the rain just added to the coziness of the interior. The main living area was completely dominated by a circular fireplace in the middle of the room. Polished hardwood was everywhere. Each room had huge windows overlooking the enormous trees on the deck. Truly one of a kind. John Jennings has all the details.

Strachan Point Waterfront

November 23, 2010

Strachan Point is a very secluded finger of land just north of Horseshoe Bay on the Sea to Sky Highway.  It’s so secluded that even my GPS had a hard time locating it. But it’s worth the trip, especially if you have a fondness for waterfront property. I can’t think of a better place to watch the sun set than this beautiful beachfront home. John Jennings has the details…

Timing is Everything

November 3, 2010

When you are shooting exteriors, you are always at the mercy of the weather and the position of the sun, (unless you’re Joe McNally). So when I was outside shooting the front of this house for John Jennings, and the mid-day sun started to peek through all the huge fir trees in the back, I could sense something magical was happening there. So I grabbed my gear, found a vantage point with Grouse Mountain nicely framing the house, and shot several bracketed photos. I could tell instantly that one of these shots was going to become my new all-time-favourite exterior image.