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BEST value for the price on Peerspace! Perfect for: - Portrait Photo shoots - Commercial Photo shoots and Videos - Promotional Photo shoots and Videos - Fashion Shoots - Boudoir Shoots (Our Site is Completely Private) - Product Shoots - Film Shoots 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. Pictures do not do this location justice. This site is both a top-shelf photography venue and a historical experience. 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 been featured in commercials for CROCS Footwear. -House has featured in an episode of CBS' hit show MISSION UNSTOPPABLE. -House has been featured in advertising for CROCS footwear. Rundown: -Privacy: When you rent our space, you rent our entire space. We always respect our client's need to create in private. 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) @vivianbartellphotography for the 5th picture listed above. Vivian's work is excellent, particularly her wedding photography. I highly recommend her. 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. Credit to (Instagram handle) @Johnkennedy_photography for the 9th picture listed above (woman in red dress seated in front of diamond pane windows. John's ability to shoot quality images in natural light is fantastic. Notes: 10/4/2022 Our site is STILL the #1 photo/video shoot location in San Diego! Thank you to everyone who has come to experience our location. Our gardens and our site have never looked better. We look forward to hosting you soon! 11/29/2022 We are happy to announce our new on-site, rudimentary photo studio! We will be adding to and growing our offering of studio equipment in coming months. NOTE: The best interior natural lighting occurs daily between 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. We highly recommend booking your shoot within this time frame. Our commitment to offer more than any other location in San Diego remains the same. We would love to host your production. We look forward to hosting you! 1/28/2023 We are the first location in San Diego to reach 300 5-star reviews. Thank you to everyone who has come to our location. We remember all of you. It has been our pleasure to share this beautiful space with everyone. Thank you and here is to 300 more! Thanks for reading.
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Joey G. booked a music video shoot for 5 people
Very clean and safe environment with lots of beautiful surroundings! As advertised and my host was a great guy and very professional. I was able to enjoy and spend quality time with my friends
Emanuel P. booked a photoshoot for 6 people
I keep coming back here!! Highly recommended!!
Nicole Z. booked a photoshoot for 2 people
The space was very clean and even better than the photos! Thank you.
Aleksis W. booked a video shoot for 10 people
Christian was a really attentive host, greeting us at the bottom of the driveway to show us the property and making sure that we had everything we needed before leaving us to work on our project. The property is lovely and well maintained and looked great for our video shoot.
Jaeda A. booked a video shoot for 10 people
This place is even more beautiful in person. No need to bring a backdrop they have you covered. If you are worried about lighting don't be they have extras. Also, the property is to die for you will not only be getting the house but the lovely view that comes with it.
Vivian B. booked a production for 4 people
This is my second time coming here. They always have something new every time I come across this amazing gem. Very amazing and clean place. There are a lot of places in the house and around the house to shoot.
Maddie L. booked a photoshoot for 2 people
Large beautiful space! Perfect for the video shoot I was doing
Q LOVE M. booked a photoshoot for 4 people
Absolutely stunning host. Provided impeccable service and knowledge. Looking forward to working here again!