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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: 11/29/2022 We are happy to announce our new on-site, 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! 4/18/2023 WOW, this site has become so much more than I thought it would be when I first started hosting on Peerspace over 400 bookings ago. We have grown so much and added so many features to our location. I mean it when I say that we love hosting your productions. This space was built to be shared, to draw people in and illuminate their dreams. It sounds cheesy to write that, but in these grounds, if you spend enough time basking in the light spilling through Irving Gill's windows and listening to the hundred birds chirping in the Kate Sessions trees, you may find that you experience the ethereal... Thank you for reading.
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Armando H. booked a production for 2 people
The host (Christian) was very cordial. He was very aware of time, and considerate to give us to a quick run through of the property while attempting to hand over the property as quickly as possible to maximize time. I mainly shot inside the property but will probably take more advantage of the outdoor scenery in the future. What I liked most about this location was the sunlight that came in through the windows, which allowed me to create some really nice natural light shots. I also shot from the outside to the windows where the model posed, which produced some beautiful shots. My shooting time was from 5pm to 7pm in mid-September. I think this location is a great value for the price.
Gerry S. booked a video shoot for 7 people
This house was amazing to shoot in. The host was very helpful and provided solid communication. Would definitely book again.
Daniel T. booked an interview video shoot for 3 people
I film tons of projects in East County and I can say with 100% confidence that this is the best location for any type of photo or video shoot. Save yourself time searching and just book it.
Aidan O. booked a photoshoot for 6 people
Really nice space overall. Was able to get multiple different looks. Host was very communicative throughout the booking.