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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 - Boudoir 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: 10/26/2021 There is beautiful fall color everywhere that you look in our gardens. Our roses are still in bloom and are looking fantastic. The lighting is exquisite here in the fall. We have continued to improve and increase and improve the number of settings we offer. Our upstairs guest bedrooms have new furniture and look amazing. We look forward to seeing you! PS, we just broke 150 5 Star reviews. Hooray for us! 3/3/2022 It is nearly spring and our garden looks like a dream. Our wedding lawn is a deep green. Our party lawn is equally as stunning. Spring roses are emerging on our south patio. The birds are making themselves heard from every branch. The views from our north patio look out on the snow capped Cuyamaca mountains. Come see us! 5/18/2022 We're the number one photo shoot location in San Diego! Thank you to everyone who has been here. It has been a dream to share this lovely location with all of you! Not going to lie, we're number 1 for a reason. Our site is bigger (2 acres), more historic, more beautiful, more cultivated and more affordable than every other comparable site on the app. We offer way more for much less. The garden is fully in bloom and looking amazing. Our rose patio is full of colorful flowers. The butterflies are here and there lending a magical vibe to the garden. Birds are making their songs heard from every branch. It's spring time, it's beautiful and It is a great time to come see our location. We look forward to hosting you! Thanks for reading.
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Avery K. booked a photoshoot for 6 people
This space is gorgeous! So many cool spots to take photos - I'm definitely going to come back to take more! The hosts are very commucative and kind. Definitely book!
Charity R. booked a film project for 8 people
This place is absolutely amazing and a great place to film. We booked this location to shoot some scenes for a film and it was perfect. Also, Christian made it very easy to check-in, was always quick to respond with our questions, and made us feel welcome. I will definitely want to film again in this location!
Jeanne S. booked a production for 3 people
Really great experience. Beautiful home! Christian was available to answer any questions. Directions also helped.
Kane C. A. booked a production for 3 people
This location is absolutely stunning! And for the price it’s absolutely perfect! I would recommend this for a small crew it’s very intimate and charming!
David P. booked an event for 20 people
Amazing property and Christian is an amazing host. We booked this space for a small intimate wedding and all guest thoroughly enjoyed the view of the mountains and the mansion. Well kept and maintained. Thank you Christian!
Jordan J. booked a production for 30 people
Super clean and spacious. The owner greeted me out front and made directions very clear. Would definitely recommend this spot to anyone