Indooroopilly project by CGH Constructions, photography by Carole Margand at Caco PhotographyRead More
A recent shoot for the award winning Peter Bell Homes, enabled me to capture the many architectural design elements that are synonymous with their custom design builds for over 4 generations. Located in the picturesque Brisbane suburb of Corinda, the Spencer Street home flaunts a modern design whilst also remaining sympathetic to the local area featuring primarily renovated traditional homes. Set on a narrow corner lot, Peter Bell Homes have designed a home that takes full advantage of all aspects of its positioning and creates an impressive external statement to both street frontages.
The clever use of rustic reclaimed brickwork, exposed timber beams, deep chamfer weatherboards, pitched rooves, specifically posited windows and decorative battening have helped create the classic rectangular and triangular lines compatible with a traditional barn feel. This contributes to a home that combines immense elevation of space with a familiar and comforting warmth.
Two verandahs on opposing sides of the home help merge the external environment with the warmth and cosiness of the internal. A deep easterly verandah provides the perfect counterpoint for exposure on the north and south façade, whilst the west facing verandah contributes an extensive sheltered space. Featuring specialised window glazing in their construction, they also offer a protective design element, ensuring internal thermal control throughout the seasons. The perfect solution to a Queensland climate notorious for its extremes in temperature at various times, and a lifestyle that embraces the outdoors.
From recycled brickwork that helps ground this design in history, to the contemporary use of timber beams, trusses, smooth timber stairs, mixed hardwood flooring and the creation of cavernous living spaces that meld together rustic and modern innovation, Peter Bell Homes have designed and built a home that provides a modern slant with old world charm. Bucolic barn meets contemporary design, and the result is structurally and aesthetically captivating. Custom designs like this showcase why Peter Bell Homes have earned the title of most respected home builders in Qld.
This historic New Farm property has been styled by Showhomes ready for sale. This is such a beautiful home right in the heart of New Farm. I was lucky enough to photograph this property once the styling was completed. Again amazing job from ShowHomes. It has been proven again and again that good styling and good photography can make a huge dollar difference to the sale price of your home. Here are some of the images from the property.
Here is another wonderful property in Clayfield styled by the great team at Showhomes. Just feeling so lucky to be able to shoot such amazing houses around Brisbane. Designed by Noel Robinson Architects and Styled by Showhomes Australia. Currently listed with LJ Hooker New Farm. Enjoy!
This house in Ascot was photographed for LJ Hooker New Farm and is now on the market. the interior design is amazing and done by Trudy Interior Design, Architect Lachlan Nielsen from Nielsen Workshop.
Why is Twilight photography great!
Twilight shots are a great way to create the wow factor that will attract potential buyers to click on the property gallery. It creates emotion and a romantic feel to the property, it helps buyers imagine themselves coming home each night to a warm and welcoming home.
Is Twilight photography good for every home? No, it is particularly good for house with certain attributes such as property with down lights, lit pools and inside outside living area.
The dusk shots can also make the property stand out of the crowd in listings as it can give the impression of a property being more up market and therefore attracting more interest.
Here below are some examples of Brisbane dusk shots
I had the opportunity to photograph recently of a property listed with LJ Hooker New Farm in Bridgeman Downs. This property was very impressive and quite exciting to shoot, the high ceilings, crystal chandeliers' and marble bathrooms were just a few amazing assets this house has to offer.
I shot this property early morning and late afternoon to capture the different light situation.
Fig Tree Pocket Property photography by Brisbane photographer Carole Margand from Caco Photography
Using a professional photographer to make your house stand out of the crowd is very important. Most buyers are finding listing through the web and making sure your listing attract buyers with great light; great technique and composition will do just that. For example, the wrong light can make your house look cold and unfriendly, while wrong composition can make the rooms look smaller than they are.
Professional photography is no longer a luxury but a must, not to do it may actually end up costing you more in the process by not attracting buyers quickly.
I have put together some tips to help you prepare your house prior to the photo shoot:
- Turn all the lights and lamps to create some ambiance.
- Open curtains and blinds to bring as much light as possible unless the view is making things worst.
- Wipe down stainless steel appliances, glasses and mirror to remove any finger marks.
- Clear all personal items from bedroom tables, bathrooms etc..
- Shut all toilets lids.
- Straighten pillows, cushions, rugs, chairs and artwork.
- Pack away any washing and retractable washing lines
- Freshen up plants and trim dead leaves if needed
- Remove any bowls or pets’ toys that may be around the house
- Lastly check and put away all the day to day things such as remote controls, mail, fridge magnets, personal photos etc..
All those things will help making your home ready and looking the best for your photo shoot.
Good luck with selling your house.