Archive for January, 2011

Busy day yesterday. The sun came out for the first time in a while so I had some view shots to redo from previous days. I also had this twilight shoot scheduled for Steve Mitchell. Fantastic new house in Upper Lonsdale. We caught the sunset perfectly, then focused on the interior rooms. Great big open plan living room and kitchen, polished concrete floors, and a ton of windows. One of a kind.

Classic Georgian Beauty

January 30, 2011

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.

Under the sun

January 30, 2011

Vancouver doesn’t have a lot of great classic architecture, but the Sun Tower on Beatty Street is a rare exception. I recently had an opportunity to shoot a loft in a heritage building, whose rooftop deck is nestled almost directly beneath the landmark. It got me interested in the history of the building, so after many hours of research (well, OK, Wikipedia), I found out that the 82-metre Tower was at one time the tallest building in the British Empire, and that the colour on the roof is painted on, to imitate the patina of copper.

The loft is pretty nice inside too — sort of an electric cowboy update of a 1911 renovated warehouse. Su-Marie Baird has all the info if you’re interested.

Six million dollar view

January 22, 2011

This West Vancouver home has possibly the best view of downtown Vancouver I have ever seen. It’s 15 foot high windows make the most of it too. This brand new home also includes an infinity pool, huge barbecue station, and 8000 square feet of luxury. The photography barely does it justice. Contact Eric Christiansen if you’re in the market….

Own a piece of history

January 18, 2011

We all know that discussions of Vancouver’s history pale in comparison with some of the great places of the world. What other city would put a plaque on a house once owned by Jimi Hendrix’s grandparents, for crying out loud? But we are not completely devoid of culture. The West End has a few architectural gems that are approaching 100 years old. The Queen Charlotte Apartments is one, and realtor Craig Rushton recently listed a two-bedroom suite for sale, a rarity in this neighbourhood. The building has an impressive two storey entrance, art deco finishings, and the original bird cage elevator, among other charms. It’s on the market just today, so now’s your chance to be first in line!

Kerrisdale Kustom Home

January 7, 2011

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.

Flagship at Smithe Mews

January 1, 2011

Check out the amazing views from this 22nd floor False Creek home from Concord Pacific. Even on an overcast day they are breathtaking. And when you get tired of looking out the window, you can take advantage of the amenities available to homeowners here, consisting of the usual perks like a fitness centre, pool, hot tub, and steam room, as well as a movie theatre, bowling alley, and kayaks. Yes, kayaks! Talk to Lorne Goldman to get all the details on this beautiful home.