Our house is a beautiful Craftsman with inlaid wooden floors, curved arched doorways and modern updates throughout. The house is charming and decorated with love in a very mid-century eclectic way. Our front room has beautiful floor to ceiling rounded windows that lets in a warm light just perfect for shooting in the afternoon, a very unique look. Our kitchen is newly redone with a modern sensibility; large sliding glass doors and a quartzite/marble island make shooting for food or in the kitchen lovely. For an extra rate per hour (upon availability and asking) we also have a beautiful en-suite bedroom and bathroom with a luxurious concrete soaking tub in the lower level of the house. Our backyard is a garden oasis. The kitchen opens up to a deck to catch the morning sun and afternoon rays and cascades down to a patio with a gas fire pit and lounge furniture, great for a cozy shoot of friends or family enjoying a fireside moment. The house has two levels. The main floor houses the bathroom, kids room, master bedroom, living rooms and kitchen. If you require the downstairs master bedroom and bathroom, there is an extra fee of $50 an hour. The photos of these two rooms are the last in the series of photos of our listing. We rent this space out separately usually through Airbnb so we need to coordinate to see its availability upon request. This area has lower light (requiring extra lighting) but is still an excellent space to stage, use for a makeup room, or shoot in as well. The bathtub is beyond amazing if you are doing a bathroom setting. This unit has a separate entrance, but can also be accessed from the top floor/inside the house. As we also live in this house we ask that you are very conscious of using our furniture and wiping things down, especially during Covid. You are more than welcome to move our personal belongings around for your shoot or keep them in to shoot for props. We will require a liability insurance to protect our belongings in the event that something happens. We take Covid safety seriously and make our best effort to provide a safe environment, following CDC guidelines. The home will be sanitized prior to productions, and hand sanitizer/soap will be provided. Masks are required in the home for crew members, but talent will not be required to wear them while in hair/makeup or shooting. We also ask that you take off your shoes when in the home or put on booties to protect our floors. Booties will be provided. Ram board will be required for shoots where equipment might damage the floors. We ask that you eat in the kitchen or outdoors and in no other part of the house. We welcome teams that are respectful of the home and neighborhood. We look forward to having you!
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Jenn K. booked a photoshoot for 7 people
Catherine's home was beautiful! She was very communicative and easy to work with. We were able to use her home for a catalog photoshoot and are very happy with how everything turned out.
Alex C. booked a video shoot for 10 people
Lovely space. Perfect for small to medium sized crews. Excellent host. All around a great experience. Highly recommended.
Wesley L. booked a documentary interview shoot for 12 people
Catherine was such an incredible host and has a lovely home for filming. There is plenty of room for a small crew to spread out, with an outdoor seating area for fresh air. Everything is clean with nice furniture and natural light. Permitting in Oakland for our documentary shoot was very easy, which is a huge plus for productions!
Mariano R. booked a film shoot for 7 people
Beautiful home! We made use of the natural light flowing into the living room area with the arched windows. Here's a split review for other production crews: Lighting: natural light coming into from of the house (north facing) and more direct sun light coming into back of the house where kitchen is located (south facing) Sound: Manageable acoustics. Some exterior sound typical of a family neighborhood. No major issues from our sound mixer Stylist: Our stylist appreciated the many style choices within the home for props, furniture, practical lighting, etc. Overall: highly recommend
Chris K. booked a video shoot for 4 people
We had an amazing shoot in Catherine's beautiful home! The space looked amazing on camera, sound was great, and responsive communication from Catherine made the shoot easy and fun. Thank you Catherine!
Vicken D. booked a photo shoot for 5 people
Catherine was an amazing host! Space was exactly as advertised, easy and clear communication all the way through. Perfect location for our photoshoot project.