There seem to be a lot of high value properties going on the market these days, including this beautiful heritage home on South West Marine Drive. Thanks to extensive renovations you would never know it was well over 100 years old. The bright and sunny kitchen boasts state of the art appliances including a La Cornue wall mounted rotisserie. Perfect for home made shwarmas. The dark wood panelling was a pain to shoot, but it gives the home some old world charm. Monique Badun can give you a guided tour of this historic residence.
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On a photo shoot the other day in Kerrisdale, I noticed two familiar-looking houses perched on blocks across the street. I remember shooting one of them a couple of years ago when it was in its original location. They were hard to forget, as they were mirror-image houses built beside each other, sharing one driveway.
They had recently been purchased by a developer, who was going to tear them down, until a number of heritage-minded residents managed to save them. There’s an interesting story behind them which you can read here. They were definitely worth saving as you can see from the images below, taken in their original setting.
Here’s a beautiful penthouse suite in a building that rarely comes on the market. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a big deck overlooking Elm Park. If you’re interested, contact Monique Badun. this one won’t last.
We put this shoot off for several days waiting for sunny weather, but the best we could do in the time frame we had was a day of no rain. So although the late afternoon sun wasn’t basking the city in a golden glow as I had hoped, we did manage to get some amazing images of this penthouse suite in Vancouver’s newest landmark, Jameson House. It is the first North American residential project designed by renowned architects Foster + Partners, and features stone floors, floor to ceiling windows, and Canada’s first automated parking garage. This top floor suite also boasts an enormous deck with unobstructed views of the city. Monique Badun can fill you in on the details.
Here’s a very nice Mackenzie Heights home i shot recently for Monique Badun and her team. Although only a few years old, it’s classic exterior design fits the neighbourhood nicely. Inside, the main floor consists of huge rooms with lots of light and soaring ceilings. Some nice views of the mountains upstairs too. Here are a few shots:
I’ve walked my dog along this tree-lined street near UBC many times, and always admired the quiet charm of this neighbourhood. This 1928 character home has been carefully updated to preserve its original country charm. It has a unique main foyer that opens up to a wraparound mezzanine on the second floor. Bookshelves and windows line the walls, and the huge yard has been professionally landscaped. Monique Badun can fill you in on the rest.
This penthouse suite close to West 41st in Kerrisdale offers an unobstructed, almost-360 degree view of the city from its two floors (private elevator included, of course). I was relieved that the day of the shoot was overcast, because if it was sunny I would have had a huge challenge lighting the interiors. Daylight reaches every corner of this airy home, and the dark wood paneling would have been a black hole of despair in the bright sunlight, as I have demonstrated before. In a well-designed and furnished home like this though, the interiors are perfectly suited to the muted, soft light that a cloudy day offers. Call Monique Badun if you want more information on this beautiful West Side home.
Another beautiful home just listed by Monique Badun and her team. This one is in Shaughnessy, and features a huge built-in wine cooler, media room, pool, gourmet kitchen, and a grand entry that will knock your socks off.
Hard to believe this house is over 70 years old. The abundance of windows along with the white walls and pale coloured furnishings made my job easy. Most of these images were shot with available light. The soft shadows are the result of the light bouncing off the walls and ceilings in a million different directions, which is exactly the look photographers try so desperately to achieve in all their shots. It took less than an hour to shoot this 6,000 square foot beauty. Monique Badun has all the details on this Kerrisdale Classic.
This is not your typical Kerrisdale shoebox. It’s 5 bedrooms on a 60 foot lot, with top of the line finishings. It’s always a pleasure to shoot well-designed, well crafted homes. This one has high ceilings and lots of open spaces, and even on a dark, rainy day the rooms feel bright and friendly. Give Monique Badun a call and she will gladly fill you in on the details of this beautiful home.