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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 125 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 125 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 hour" for natural light photography is between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM daily. 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 125 years ago (botanist responsible and famous for her work in Balboa Park). -House is featured in multiple books on architecture. 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. Christian Host Notes: 7/14/2020 The evening light has been INCREDIBLE. The light of the setting sun coming through the trees on site is magical between 4:30 PM and 8:00 PM. I highly recommend booking in that time frame if you want incredible pictures. 7/29/2020 Our garden looks AMAZING. The flowers are still in bloom, the monarch butterflies are still plentiful and birds are making beautiful noise in the plentiful trees surrounding the house. 8/11/2020 There are butterflies all over our garden right now. The garden is in full bloom and there is a lot of beautiful color where ever you look.
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Diego R. booked a photoshoot for 5 people
This is the second time I’ve booked with Christian & he was as very responsive & the location just gets better and every time! Will definitely be coming back again!
Leslie J. booked a photo shoot for 10 people
Christian was an amazing host! Very accommodating. We needed to add an extra 30 minutes to our time and he let us extend our time with no hesitation. The property is beautiful with fantastic panoramic views. I would definitely book again and recommend to those looking for a classic space with character!
Rommel A. booked a video shoot for 12 people
This place is beautiful! My cast and crew were amazed. Christian was a great host and pretty much left us alone so we can work and said he would be available if needed. Would definitely come back.
Adam H. booked a photoshoot for 7 people
Christian was a fantastic host and the space was perfect for what we needed. It was easy to find and had GREAT light. Will 100% come back when we need a location like this.
Jade C. booked a photoshoot for 3 people
The place was absolutely beautiful! It had great lighting and a variety of different looks to do diverse pictures. Christian was very friendly and welcoming and gave a small tour beforehand. One thing is remember to bring mosquito repelant as they are vigilant out there. Otherwise, the place was gorgeous! Thank you 🖤