I got an email from a homeowner one afternoon, she told me that she was looking to make some images of her home as a keepsake and that she loved my style of photography. She had just completed renovations on her historic home in Livermore and wanted images to showcase all of the finishing touches. Being a real estate photographer, I was sure I could give her what she wanted and was intrigued: it’s not too often people want to create keepsake images of their homes. I had no idea just how nice the home would be! It was immaculate, top to bottom there was no unflattering part in the entire home. I told the homeowner that I would take a few photos of some key areas with the sun being so low and dancing through the windows, but that I wanted to go and get my better half and bring her back. My wife has the more detail oriented eye and I usually only ask her to come along on a shoot if it’s for an interior designer or a detail justified shoot like this one. I was also very excited to have my wife see the home for herself. As good as my images are there was no substitute for seeing it first hand.
Exterior Real Estate Photography
The exterior of the home is perfect both in the front yard and the rear. The front yard has a peaceful patio with two adirondack lounge chairs that are walled off by a large hedge. You could sit there all day with people walking or driving by and they would never see you.
If “people watching” is your fancy there is a porch with a love seat for you to gaze out onto the street.
The back of the home is an absolute entertainer’s paradise. Outdoor couches, a dinning table, BBQ grill, a hot tub and shade covering give this home high marks for anyone looking to spend more time outdoors.
Interior Real Estate Photography
The inside of the home is equally as spectacular. It features 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The main bathroom harkens back to a bygone era, complete with shinny chrome, granite with an Art Deco inlay and even a frosted glass door displaying the word “BATH”.
Throughout this home in Livermore, little details are there to remind you of the age of the place. From the hinges and knobs on the doors to the old record player and radio, it all comes together in a beautiful and seamless way.
…And a Little Surprise Downstairs
Going down an inconspicuous staircase at the rear of the home, you descend into a truly elegant space. It’s as if you were just invited down to the owner’s private dining room at the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco. It is an absolute masterpiece. You can sit at a small cozy table or at the bar that sits in front of a large wine cellar. I must say homes are homes to me, but this one is something truly special and I will always remember it that way.