The trip to downtown from the San Gabriel Valley is pretty painless thanks to the Metro. For less than $10 for the two of us we avoided the traffic and parking hassles and as a bonus, got into the urban spirit. We took the Gold line to Union Station (worth a trip in itself) and then the Red Line to 7th Street. A “build your own” burger at The Counter at 725 West 7th Street with our good friend, downtown photographer, Steve Berringer as our guide was the fueling stop for the rest of the evening. The Art Walk brings out lots of people so the people watching is as good as the art viewing. A huge highlight was The Last Bookstore, a place I definitely want to spend more time in. We only got to see a fraction of what was available so we look forward to next month. When it was time to leave, the 733 bus took us back to Union Station and the Gold Line train, with its soothing, rolling motion, back to Sierra Madre Villa station.
Photographed for Judy Rubin, Coldwell Banker Pasadena, is this wonderful MCM which has been re-designed and enlarged by Eui-Sung Yi, AIA. This was a very interesting home to shoot.
I loved shooting this romantic house at 1447 Mar Vista in Pasadena for Gary Forecast, CB Pasadena. A stunning specimen oak shelters both of the lovely courtyards. Inside, the living room has a very interesting and unusual balcony/loggia. The other area I loved was the east and south facing wrap around sunroom. Great house!
A completely unofficial assessment of the market based on the number of homes I am photographing/week which has dramatically increased in the last several weeks. Starting with the week of January 20…17 homes photographed; week of January 27…22 homes photographed; week of February 3…22 homes photographed; week of February 10…22 homes photographed plus 3 with twilight shoots; this means to me that the spring listing season is in full swing. All my clients are still bemoaning the lack of inventory but hopefully that will improve.
Recent stand-outs starting with this remodeled pool house at 519 Campesina Drive in Arcadia. I really enjoyed the post and beam influence in the family room and the vaulted ceiling in the living room. Photographed for Song Liem with Coldwell Banker Arcadia.
Also in Arcadia is one of my all time favorite homes at 2152 Canyon, photographed for Imy Dulake, CB Arcadia. Talk about jetliner views!
Photographed for Tracy King and Keely Myres is this dramatic contemporary home at 1310 Hillside in Glendale. Loved that all the main rooms have amazing mountain views.