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!

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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

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Eberspaecher on Gen-Mar

This afternoon I braved the cold and snow to photograph a commercial building for The Gladstone Companies. It was about 25 degrees out when I did the shoot. The tenant was Eberspaecher and the building was located on Gen-Mar in Novi, Michigan. The sky was pretty dreary. So, I did some sky replacement in Photoshop. Here’s a before and after image to show the editing I did to get the final image.

Before & After Editing

Before & After Editing

Eberspaecher in Novi, MI

Eberspaecher in Novi, MI

The client wanted images to show both the Eberspaecher logo and the depth of the building. Unfortunately, there was a gigantic pile of snow blocking that angle. So, I tried my best to work around it.

Too Much Snow

Too Much Snow

Front Corner View

Front Corner View

Front View

Front View

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Greystone HarborChase – Commercial Photography – Sterling Heights, MI

We stopped by Greystone HarborChase in Sterling Heights for a photography session. HarborChase is a senior living and memory care facility and they have multiple locations around the United States. There are various cottages around the grounds, each with it’s own set of rooms for residents, common rooms, dining rooms, and patio space. Take a tour with us!

The exterior of one of the cottages; the others are identical.

One of the common rooms, decorated for the fall season.

The dining area in one of the cottages.

A look inside of the resident’s rooms.

Some outdoor furniture for residents to enjoy on a nice day.

The hair salon.

The HarborChase sign welcoming you on your way in.

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Wicker Homes Client Appreciation Party

This past weekend I photographed a client appreciation party for Wicker Homes. It was a great time! There was delicious food, wine, and GG’s Frozen Treats. Their party was a “Party with a Purpose” which included a silent auction and raffle to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. I donated a family portrait session as part of the silent auction which received bids. So, I am happy that I can use my photography to help the cause. There was also some other fun activities including shuffleboard, billiards, and darts.

UPDATE: $3,125 was raised for Children’s Miracle Network! I’m proud to know such generous people!

Wicker Homes Power Team

Wicker Homes Power Team

Fun Times

Fun Times

We Love Wicker Homes!

We Love Wicker Homes!

That Robyn is a Funny Lady

That Robyn is a Funny Lady

Let the Games Begin!

Let the Games Begin!

Silent Auction

Silent Auction

Caterers

Caterers

Delicious Food

Delicious Food

GG's!

GG’s!

Wine

Wine

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Godolphin Drive Bathroom Remodel

Recently, I photographed another bathroom remodel by Collins Tile & Stone which was pretty challenging. The shower had some glass doors with a bright window directly across from the doors so the reflection of the window showed in the shower glass. A polarizing filter really helps cut glare from reflective surfaces. I had recently sold my cheap polarizing filter because it was adversely affecting the quality of my images. But I hadn’t yet ordered a new, higher quality polarizing filter. I really wish I had one for this shoot. So, I just ordered a new one so I have it for the next shoot. To solve the issue, I got some big black garbage bags and covered most of the window with them and then I did quite a bit of editing in Photoshop to remove the reflection of the window. Here are the before and after images:

Bathroom Before Editing

Bathroom Before Editing

Bathroom After Editing

Bathroom After Editing

And here’s one more image that I rather liked that really showcases the company’s tile work on the walls and floor. I don’t usually like images that have the toilet in them, but this one was pretty well hidden by the dividing wall.

Bathroom

Bathroom

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