Every now and then I get to photograph properties that have such gorgeous exteriors that I feel more like a landscape photographer than a real estate photographer.
This property in Western Loudoun was one of those.
The grounds included horse stables, fields, barns, a pond and a beautiful manor house. I was completely taken in by the beautiful property. Of course when I look at homes I am completely biased towards the exteriors. If a home has beautiful views, gorgeous, peaceful privacy… I’m sold. That’s one of the reasons my husband and I moved to where we are now. Our home is on three acres backing to and looking out over the rolling hills of a neighboring farm. Looking farther we can see the mountains in the distance. For me the land and setting of a home is as important as the interior. And gosh… if the property has a pond or creek even better!
But back to THIS property… Here are just a few of the exteriors I took that day with agent Peter Pejacsevich of Middleburg Real Estate.
Even from inside the house I was taking pictures of the exterior… this is the view from an upstairs bedroom window.
And another window view from upstairs…
This was a neat part of the home. The agent explained that his set of stone steps located in front of the house is a remnant from the 1800s… steps to help the owner and guests mount their horses.
The trees were just starting to come in… I can’t imagine how pretty this view must look now that the leaves are all in.
And yes… I’ve been known to chase unsuspecting wildlife around a property. To me – part of living out in the country is the opportunity to enjoy nature. I feel like it’s a major selling feature of the property overall and thus when there is an opportunity to capture a bit of that country charm I am thrilled!
And nothing makes me happier than being able to capture reflections in a pond…
Combine the reflections AND the wildlife… doesn’t get better than this for me!
I came home a happy photographer after this shoot.
Oh – and did I mention it was in the 70s the day I took these pictures? Just gorgeous.