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Feature Property: Bathurst Gardens for Short Term Lettings

With the world of Airbnb flourishing, and the short-term lettings market constantly stepping up its game, we were delighted to shoot a beautiful property managed by Air Peace of Mind, a London-based short-term lettings property management company who look after very nice properties indeed.

There’s a wide range of short-term lettings options, from those just casually letting out a room in their house from landlords who make a business out of it - there’s definitely something for everyone! But we love properties like Bathurst Gardens, which are managed and maintained to a toweringly high standard, but nevertheless retain a sense of home and a great deal of character. Just what you need when you’re seeking a special stay!

Without further ado, here are some of the shots we got at Buthurst Gardens in North London.

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Almington Street - Shooting Landscaped Gardens

It’s definitely nice to expand our comfort zone!

As part of shooting homes, property and architecture, we are frequently required to shoot some truly delightful gardens. But last week we focused specifically on garden design when we did a shoot in Finsbury Park for garden and landscape designers Acacia Gardens.

Owner and Managing Director Herman Probati was looking to capture a couple of Acacia’s recently completed projects, and generally speaking it’s the perfect time of year for it. However, you may remember that last week was the week of long-lasting torrential downpours, and the one thing you absolutely cannot do without for landscape and garden shoots is a dry day. Fortunately, the weather forecast was unusually accurate and the shoot went ahead.

We even managed to squeeze in a few profile pictures for the Acacia Gardens website!

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The layout and balance of this garden design really shows what you can do with a normal-sized London garden - it proves you don’t need acres to perfect a garden. Check out some of our photos from the shoot below!

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Many thanks to Herman and Acacia Gardens for including us in your beautiful project!

Lillie Square, Earls Court: Dazzling Interior Architecture

Lillie Square is a stunning new residential development near Earls Court, a venture which involved turning a 7.4 acre car park into 808 new homes. As Phase 1 of the construction has been completed and largely sold, we were lucky enough to be instructed to shoot one of the flats and the communal areas.

And oh, the communal areas! We shoot a lot of properties and a lot of impressive architecture and design, but Lillie Square’s Clubhouse and residents’ pool really are something a bit special. We were delighted to be able to photograph these beautiful places - have a look and see what you think!

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This beautiful pool makes use of asymetrical shapes and serene lighting along with natural stone to create a calm haven.

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Plenty of space to relax and a separate jacuzzi to dip into

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Aaaaand relax.

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Vast areas of glazing allow plenty of light into the foyer area.

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Coffee, anyone?

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We love the way the double height ceilings are divided here with this installation.

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And nothing beats a beautifully balanced staircase.

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Moving through to the bar, the lighting becomes more intimate as the flow of the building moves away from the natural light of day.

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Tucked away around a corner, the bar has a cosier feel to it.

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And moving through further still, feast your eyes on the wine room!

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The colour scheme and decor style here are far more traditional, but not without their nods to the contemporary with this fabulous light fitting.

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A running theme we found throughout the development was perfect balance, the space utilised to the optimum with no overcrowding or starkly empty areas.

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But always plenty of areas to relax!

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And last but not least, don’t forget the cinema room! Because of course there’s a cinema room.

Bravo to the Lillie Square design team who created this lovely place to live!

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Property Feature - Newman Street W1

When it comes to architecture, everyone has their preferred tastes . Ben here is a bit of a fan of 50’s-60’s Brutalism but, in my opinion, a good bit of early Georgian architecture in London is hard to beat. And that’s probably why there are various conservation areas across the city, because other people think so too!

Newman Street in Fitzrovia now has a real mix of styles. The sympathetic modern Rathbone Square at one end, built on the site of a former Royal Mail sorting office and the looming site of the BT Tower at the other. - Incidentally the development of Rathbone Square seems to have put paid to the below graffiti artwork attributed to Banksy.

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Sandwiched between all this is Cleary House - a collection of recently renovated apartments spanning 5 floors above a cafe/deli. Completed to a high standard, the apartments offer spacious accommodation but crucially the original facade has been retailed despite the addition of an extra floor, which took place in the mid 90’s. Not only are they spacious, the apartments also have an abundance of natural light - and when it comes to property photography, we like that kind of thing! Take a look at a few pictures of our work!



Property Feature: Cathew Road, Hammersmith

We had a great time photographing this serenely beautiful property on Carthew Road in Hammersmith! The light was just perfect, and really brought out the calming whites and contrasting splashes of colour in the natural-toned woods. Just lovely.

Here are some shots from the shoot!

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