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BEST value for the price on Peerspace! This enchanted, historic residence and the surrounding grounds were laid down in 1895 at the center of a lemon orchard. The lemon orchard is gone but the 126 year old mansion remains -fully restored to its 1895 grandeur inside and out. The house is situated on a hill top that provides stunning views making for a PERFECT photo shoot backdrop. The surrounding and spacious (2 acre) gardens and lawns will impress -towering 126 year old trees hem in the property and provide privacy. The interior of the house is fashioned beautifully with art and furniture, including bar and pool table + multiple elegant seating arrangements for photos. Natural light photographers will love the evening light as it filters through the trees. The "golden hours" for natural light photography are the two hours before sunset. Experience this magnificently fashioned piece of San Diego County's ranching history -almost none of which still exists now. Accolades: -House has been featured in San Diego Home and Garden magazine. -House was architected by Irving Gill (noteworthy student of Frank Lloyd Wright). -Trees were planted by Kate Sessions 126 years ago (botanist responsible and famous for her work in Balboa Park). -House is featured in multiple books on architecture. -House has been featured in commercials for national brands such as TRX and Tradlands. -House has featured in an episode of CBS' hit show MISSION UNSTOPPABLE. Perfect for: - Portrait Photo shoots - Commercial Photo shoots and Videos - Promotional Photo shoots and Videos - Fashion Shoots - Product Shoots - Film Shoots Rundown: The surrounding neighborhood has fast food restaurants but is otherwise spare of amenities and is not a foodie's destination. There are stores nearby, but we recommend bringing food with you if you book several hours here. Free, on-site parking space is available for up to 6 vehicles. Ample street parking is available. 15 individuals on site for photo shoot maximum. Contact host if you have a shoot with more than 15 individuals to see what conditions may apply. Our photos were taken during certain times of day during the spring. The lighting is subject to change with the seasons. If you would like to replicate the lighting from one of our pictures, please message us and we will inform you as to what time of day works best. Music Videos: We request that you complete a free walk-through of our site prior to booking a music video here. In person walk-through visits are preferred, but virtual walk-through visits are available by appointment. Christian Host Credit to (Instagram handle) @Pdmedia619_photo for the 13th picture listed above (woman in between Bougainvillea blossoms). David, the photographer of this image, does wonderful work. Credit to (Instagram handles) @realmrs.b of AGNES BETHEL SHOES for the 26th picture listed above (woman in green dress seated in garden). Creative director & stylist @realmrs.b Shoes @agnesbethelshoes ; Photographer @adrianthephotographer ; Makeup @carlosgbeauty ; Hair @twynot ; Models @rummingthroughthe6 ; Retoucher @portraits.by.g.yde Credit to (Instagram handle) @tessalexanderphotos for the 9th photo listed above (bride and groom on the window bench). Her photos are lovely. Credit to (Instagram handle) @Coolgirlconnection for the 29th photo listed above (woman in bathing suit with bunny). Cool Girl Connection does great work for their clients. Credit to (Instagram handle) @Coffeewithjohanna for the 15th picture listed above (woman seated by the fountain). Johanna's page is full of wonderful images. Notes: 4/27/2021 Our garden is looking spectacular right now and the days are still cool and very pleasant. All of our flowering plants are fully in bloom and there are bursts of color everywhere. Our site has hosted several weddings this Spring and they have gone wonderfully. Now is a great time to book this site. We look forward to hosting you! 6/7/2021 1st Place! Our site is the first residence in San Diego to reach 100 reviews! Our thanks goes out to everyone who has chosen to use our site. We appreciate and remember all of you! Thank you for choosing us. Our garden is fully in bloom and looks amazing! Monarch butterflies are flying from flower to flower and their presence gives the garden a magical vibe. The days are cool and pleasant. We have continued to upgrade our site and have added many new features to the north side of our grounds. We would love to host your production/event. We look forward to seeing you soon! 8/3/2021 Our garden looks like a dream right now. There's butterflies chasing each other, red-tail hawks are flying overhead and birds are making themselves heard from every branch. Our flowers continue to bloom everywhere. The entire scene is gorgeous. Our site has never looked better. Come see us! Thanks for reading.
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Kyllie B. booked an event for 75 people
This was an amazing experience! Christian was an amazing host and helped us along the way during the entire process. Everything we needed was accommodated for and any questions answered. Book this venue!
Gabriella A. booked a photo shoot for 1 people
This was my first peerspace and it was so cute! I looked up peer space to book a place to shoot new content and I was able to book the night before! Christian was super fast at responding! I would 100% book again. So many photo opportunities! Christian was a great help on letting me know where the best lighting was throughout the day! Can't wait to come back and get more content!
Tamara J. booked a photoshoot for 2 people
We had an amazing shoot here! The property is stunning and has so much character. Endless backdrop opportunities- we did multiple outfit changes during the shoot. The host was very professional and helpful!
Rani R. booked a photoshoot for 11 people
Probably one of my favorite bookings. The space is amazing and rich in history. We shot plenty of great photos and video content at different areas of the house. Gives an awesome nature look if you're going for that. Christian was also very informative and helpful, showing us the best spots for pictures.
Kathryn W. booked a video shoot for 5 people
This space was exactly what we needed for our film shoot. We filmed in October and the set stayed cool all day (8AM - 5PM) which was great (the building does not have AC). Communication was thorough and professional. Host helped us move furniture to meet our needs. Would rent again.
Nick S. booked a photoshoot for 4 people
This space is absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful home, great light, and the decor and plants/landscaping is great for photo shoots. The host Christian was very friendly, gave us a thorough tour of the space, tips about when the lighting will be best in what areas of the property, then let us get to work. Would definitely book again!
Eurice D. booked an event for 50 people
Christian was a amazing help from the beginning to the end. He is very kind and easy to talk too. VERY organized!! Has a good vision of how to set everything to parking to catering to places tables and chairs. Always checking up on you to see if you need any help. He was amazing in general. The home is VERY beautiful inside and out, as well as the view in the day and night. Everyone was amazed of how beautiful this place was and asking how to book for it for their events too and I definitely recommend them too, it’s SO worth it! Happy I threw my sons birthday party here, can’t thank you enough!
Curtis D. booked a video shoot for 5 people
Wonderful location! The host was very accommodating for our small film crew. The history of the house makes it a fascinating location for production. Both the inside and outside areas are beautiful. I would absolutely book again.