Spencer House by Peter Bell Homes

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.

http://www.peterbellhomes.com.au/

Spencer House
Spencer House
Spencer House
Spencer House
Spencer House
Spencer House

Sunshine Coast University Hospital Project by Albert Smith Signs

It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in shooting the recently opened Sunshine Coast University Hospital at Kawana, showcasing the innovative lighting for Albert Smith Signs. In partnership with Lubi Thomas and Adrian Davis’ creative and engineering skills, Albert Smith Designs designed the opal pod inserts allowing for pod illumination. Waterproofed and carrying a long life span of 50,000 hrs, the lights are purpose built to withstand outdoor environmental conditions.

Highlighting Place Design Group’s contemporary landscape architecture, the lanterns lining the pathway provide an impressive illuminating presence. Fitted with weatherproof junction boxes, and 200 meters of LED contour strip, the lanterns complement the use of natural environmental features, skilfully incorporated in both the architecture and landscape design.

Architectus Brisbane in association with Rice Daubney Architects have creatively merged buildings with landscape, taking full advantage of the climate, lifestyle and environment. Albert Smith Signs also embrace this holistic approach when it comes to their architectural projects, delivering creative and constructive lighting solutions.

Set to revolutionise healthcare on the Sunshine Coast, the newly completed University Hospital boasts original contemporary flare in unity with its natural environment. Albert Smith Signs in collaboration with DavisThomas have contributed to this neoteric approach with outdoor illumination that highlights the landscape and architectural features, whilst also physically contributing to its modern canvas.

Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Lower Clifton Project by Velocity Property Group

New Residential Project in Red Hill completed late last year. Exterior photography by Carole Margand

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Lower Clifton Red Hill Project

Tricare offering new Retirement living in Brisbane

Finish the time of low set bricks building as only choice for retirement living.. I had the chance recently to photograph the new Tricare Development in Stafford, Brisbane. This development offers a whole new way of living from independent houses to townhouses to modern apartments overlooking a beautiful lake including all the facilities you would dream of, pools, gym, restaurants and of course all the health support needed. 

This is good news for all of us to think that if we have to one day we can live with the support we need in a beautiful hotel looking environment...

Here are some of the photos from the project:

Design by Jenni Parsons Design - Photography by Carole Margand @ Caco Photography

 

Tricare
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Tricare_JenniParsons
Tricare_JenniParsons
Tricare_JenniParsons
Tricare_JenniParsons


Historical Property for Sale in New Farm

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.

Historic New Farm Property
Historic New Farm Property
Historic New Farm Property
Historic New Farm Property
Historic New Farm Property

Clayfield Property Styled ready for sale

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!

Brisbane Architectural Photography Clayfield
Brisbane Architectural Photography Clayfield
Brisbane Architectural Photography Clayfield
Brisbane Architectural Photography Clayfield
Brisbane Architectural Photography Clayfield
Brisbane Architectural Photography Clayfield
Brisbane Architectural Photography Clayfield

Moo Moo Restaurant Photography

I had the opportunity to shoot the historical Post Office building that undergo renovation in 2009 and open its door in 2010 as Moo Moo Restaurant. Moo Moo won multiple awards as best Steak Restaurant. This building retains its heritage while mixing modern elements.

Here below are some images from the shoot

Moo Moo Restaurant
Moo Moo Restaurant
Moo Moo Restaurant
Moo Moo Restaurant
Moo Moo Restaurant


Nundah CIRCA Architectural Photography

Here are a few Architectural shots from a trip to Nundah, Brisbane. Architectural photography is all about geometry, lines, lights and capturing the feel for the lifestyle that was created through the design. Here are some images from this assignment:

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Brisbane Architectural Photography
Brisbane Architectural Photography

Beautiful Interior Design in Ascot

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.

Brisbane Real Estate Photographer
Real Estate Photographer
Brisbane Real Estate Photographer
Brisbane Real Estate Photographer
Brisbane Real Estate Photographer Ascot


Bulimba New Property Development Photography

With brisbane Property market doing great again the new developments and constructions are flourishing every where and Bulimba is no exception. Here below are some examples of a recent shoot i did for Velocity Property.

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Brisbane Property Carole Margand
Brisbane Property Carole Margand
Brisbane Architectural Photography Carole Margand

Brisbane Twilight Real Estate Photography


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

Real Estate for Sale in Brisbane Bridgeman Downs

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.   

Why it is important to use a professional photographer to list your property and tips to prepare your house before a photo shoot

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.

Best regards,

Carole Margand

Property Photographer