A sanctuary for all at the end of the day…

A sanctuary for all at the end of the day…

 

Greg is often called on to photograph private homes, sometimes at the request of the proud homeowner and at other times to detail the vision of the architect. In the case of this suburban Philadelphia home and its surroundings, it was a little of both. 

 

Even the best homes respond to a little creative coaxing to maximize their beauty and that of their surroundings.”

Functional green roofs and a generously proportioned patio blur the lines between indoors and out.

Functional green roofs and a generously proportioned patio blur the lines between indoors and out.

The owner of this stunning 5,000 sq. foot 1920’s house and garden situated on a pastoral ¾ acre asked JMS Architecture to enhance the design and living experience to better meet the needs of a busy contemporary family. Greg’s job was to document the results.

Year-round outdoor feeling – even when the weather dictates otherwise.

Year-round outdoor feeling – even when the weather dictates otherwise.

The architect, Jeff Spoelker, transformed the stone home by opening it up to the outside – adding a glassed corridor that runs the length of the house. By bringing the outside in, he lightened and brightened the overall feel of the home’s interior, creating a sense of even more space. The effect was a more expansive environment – a bigger house – more in harmony with its great outdoors, no matter the season.

Corridor connects all of first floor rooms and brings in the light.

Corridor connects all of first floor rooms and brings in the light.

Deluxe living for all members of the family.

Deluxe living for all members of the family.

As photographing a private home like this is easier when the residents are off premise, Greg and his team sent the homeowner and his family off to the movies. Only then was this property ready for its close-up.

Morning salutation with a side of Zen – right off the master bedroom.