Fieldstone – Farmington Hills Real Estate Photography

Tuesday morning, racing to beat the eventual rain, we started off bright and early in Farmington Hills.

 

Listed by Earl Newman, this Fieldstone home is right off of the intersection of Twelve Mile and Middlebelt. A 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a detached 2-car garage, it also features a front space on the main floor which can be used as an office, sitting room, or library. The patio in the backyard is surrounded by tall trees, creating an air of privacy from neighboring houses and the main road that runs behind the home, which also provide nice scenery and add to the landscaping.

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The front of the home, with plenty of trees and flowers to set it apart from neighboring houses.

 

The master bedroom has an attached walk-in closet for extra storage, vanity and powder area, and bathroom complete with a bathtub, glass door shower, and double sink. The bedroom itself has a double window that looks out onto the street, and is very vibrant and warm.

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The master bathroom, with the stand-up glass door shower and full bathtub. The bathroom is connected to a walk-in closet and smaller powder area and is inside the master bedroom.

 

The remaining two bedrooms share a large bathroom in the hallway, and are plenty spacious and bright for children, guests, offices, and more.

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One of the other bedrooms on the second floor.

 

Many of the house’s features are very modern, including kitchen and bathroom sinks, and lighting. The granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and lightly stained cabinets and floor give the kitchen a bright and new look. The kitchen and small dining area also have an island in the center that has a power outlet perfect for an on-the-go morning, and sliding glass door that leads into the backyard.

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The kitchen, which is bordered on the left by a small dining area and the full living room (not pictured), and on the right by a fuller dining room, that attaches to a sitting area. The kitchen also walks out onto the back patio via a sliding glass door.

 

The home also has a larger dining room for hosting company, just off the kitchen and connected to the sitting room.

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The full dining room and sitting area, which is located at the front of the house just off the foyer.

 

There is also a larger living room with a peaked ceiling and fireplace, overlooking the backyard, perfect for lounging around on rainy or snowy days all year round. Especially since the weather this summer has been anything but predictable.

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The larger living room, a cozy nook for staying in during bad weather or hosting larger company.

Highland Drive – Novi Real Estate Photography

On June 24, we went out to Novi again for another real estate shoot. The home, a high-ceiling, 2,264 sq. foot home listed by Joy Montgomery of Montgomery Hill Realty, is for sale at $275,000.

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The exterior of the home, which is landscaped.

 

With high ceilings that culminate in a point just above the garage on the left side of the house, the home was architecturally beautiful and fun to photograph, providing for some interesting vertical shots in places you would least expect, like the foyer or the bathrooms.

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The foyer (left), with a mirrored coat closet, which opens up into a sitting room (not pictured), a kitchen (shown at right), dining area, and a hallway which leads upstairs and into the larger living room

 

The home is very open, and is much larger than it appears on the outside due to the floor plan. The natural lighting provides for a nice glow throughout the home, regardless of the time of day, especially in the master bedroom, which is large and L-shaped, with two large windows overlooking the street.

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The bathroom, which attaches to the master bedroom on one side (left), and to the hallway on the other (right). The bathroom is separated by a door in the middle.

 

The main level is perfect for entertaining company, with plenty of space to host in either sitting room, the dining area, or the larger living room. The backyard is bordered by trees on the back side and has a patio area just off the main living room, with sliding glass doors to get in and out.

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Just off the kitchen and foyer, another great sitting room that overlooks the backyard.

 

All in all, nothing felt cramped, and moving around the house (even with a bunch of photo equipment in your hands) was easy and manageable. The house is painted in very light, neutral and calming colors, giving the place an easy and home-y feel.

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One of the upstairs rooms with very quiet natural light and a very warm glow from the ceiling fan.

 

Mester Road – Chelsea Real Estate Photography

Just north of Chelsea, Michigan, this 1998 luxury home at the end of a private drive has been listed for $939,000 by Jeff Klink of Reinhart Realtors.

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The front of the home on Mester Road, at the end of a private drive.

 

With 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms to complete the two-story home, the property is the definition of privacy in its secluded location, allowing for large windows that let in natural lighting in every room of the house, including the master bathroom which features a private veranda. The property sits on just over 11 acres of land, and has a beautiful view of a small pond and natural skyline just off the back deck.

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The view into the backyard, with an open sky, trees along the property’s sides, and small pond.

 

The kitchen is one of the biggest bonuses of the house. With granite counter tops, hickory flooring, and Amish-made Graybal cabinets, the chef’s kitchen features a stove-top island, snack bar, pantry, and a very open floor plan: leading right into a breakfast nook and family room.

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The chef’s kitchen, with hickory flooring, granite counter tops, and Amish-crafted Graybal cabinets.

 

The home also features an office space, with built in book shelves, and full laundry room on the main floor. The master bedroom and bath are also on the main floor, featuring a spa bathtub, tile shower, two vanity sinks, and dual walk-in closets. The main-floor living area also has a fireplace in the sitting area just off of the kitchen.

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A sitting area just off of the kitchen and breakfast nook, complete with fireplace and full-length windows.

 

The lower-level is also fully finished with a kitchen, fireplace, and bathroom, walking out onto the back patio and in-ground pool. The pool itself comes with a slide, and is surrounded by an iron fence for safety. In case of rain, the deck overhangs across the patio, providing a dry space to listen to the rain or host a few friends.

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The pool, complete with slide, and patio area that overlook the backyard.

 

With very few close-by neighbors, the home offers a bit of an escape from the suburban lifestyle of southeastern Michigan. Take a tour of the home here!

Sandalwood Drive Kitchen Remodel

Last week I photographed a beautiful kitchen remodel in Plymouth, Michigan done by Sharer Design Group. The kitchen remodel also included a wine hutch in the adjoining dining area.

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design

Kitchen Remodel by Sharer Design