Archive for November, 2010

Yep, that’s what a realtor in Australia paid to produce this 5-minute video showcasing one of his listings.

The house, by the way, is listed at $20,000,000 so he does have a little room to throw around some dough. But to be honest, I don’t think he got his money’s worth out of this video. do you?

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…

QR signs for real estate?

November 23, 2010

I know I know, it’s hard to keep up with technology. But this nifty little invention is worth investigating, if you’re in the real estate business. It’s call a QR code. In a nutshell, here’s how it works: Hire me to take a bunch of photos, create a web page for your listing using my amazing photos, generate a QR code for that page, and have it printed on a sign. When you plonk that sign on the lawn, people (well, nerdy people) can take a photo of your QR code sign and they will instantly be sent to the aforementioned website where they can view all of my amazing photos on their cell phone.  There. It’s a lot easier to actually do it than to explain it. If you want more information, just give me a call!

Piano for sale

November 18, 2010

… Comes with a house around it, cause it doesn’t fit through the door. I don’t really know if that’s true, I just liked the photo. Eric Christiansen has the details on this interesting home.

The doctor is…out

November 18, 2010

One of the benefits of my job is that I get inside some pretty nice homes and see how the other half lives. Recently, the home of Dr. Phil came on the market in Beverly Hills. I didn’t shoot it, of course, but now like millions of other people I get to see how the famous physician lives, and make snarky comments on his taste in room decor. Check out the full listing here, and if you have a spare $16 mill lying around, throw him an offer!

A matter of taste

November 10, 2010

These photos are of a small condo in Burnaby. Nothing special, except that it was furnished and staged by an amateur with furniture that is mostly from Ikea. Just proves that you don’t have to be a pro to make a home look beautiful, you just have to have good taste.

Laneway Living

November 5, 2010

In an effort to help homeowners defray the skyrocketing cost of housing in Vancouver, the city recently approved the construction of laneway houses in some neighbourhoods. These homes, sometimes know as carriage houses or coach houses, share a property with the main house, but face the lane instead of the street. Alex Glegg of Henry + Glegg Architects designed this pint-sized beauty, as well as the main house in front of it.

Country Living?

November 4, 2010

See how far your dollar can go when you leave the city: 20 acres, a 5000 square foot luxury home, endless views, a guest house, barn, swimming pool, workshop and duck pond. All for the same price as a luxury condo in False Creek. Interested? Give Craig Rushton a call!

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.