Picture it now—the sun is setting, the breeze is cooling and neighborhood homes are glowing with a welcoming warmth felt especially during this time of day. As windows, porches and walls of glass light up, it is clear that twilight is upon us. And let’s face it—there’s nothing quite like a residence set aglow, bursting with life, allure and endless possibility long into the night. At these five homes, talented pro photographers use the serenity and exquisite beauty of dusk to their advantage, capturing and showcasing each property in the “best light” possible.
29 Prescott Avenue—Bronxville, N.Y.
A charming Tudor manor resides in Bronxville’s highly sought-after, historic Lawrence Park Hilltop enclave, enjoying remarkable views that reach as far as the Manhattan skyline. The gracious, lavishly appointed home has been meticulously kept throughout the years, its details perfectly brought to life with photos taken just before dark by expert photographer Chris Collins of Chris Collins Studio. “There is a jewel-like quality to a home photographed in the twilight hours,” explains Collins. “Windows aglow against a dusky sky appear welcoming and romantic. Who wouldn’t want to go inside for a glass of wine or cup of tea?—It all looks so appealing!” Collins also snapped stunning dusk shots of 4 High Road, another Tudor residence in Bronxville, N.Y. “Shooting in low light with long exposures is much more challenging than daytime photography, so not many listings have twilight shots,” comments Collins. “That being said, they’re a great way to stand out from the competition.” Between the striking photos and already rich history, quality and opportunity of these two residences, it’s nearly impossible not to want to venture inside, and make yourself right at home.
91 Half Mile Road—Guilford, Conn.
Resting on over six acres of land, this private custom home in Guilford, Conn. boasts extraordinary millwork and features throughout. A mere taste of its excellence is artfully illuminated in this twilight photo shoot. Specific highlights include triple Palladian windows, a custom French country kitchen, state-of-the-art theatre room, professional gym and more. There is also an in-ground pool with a waterfall, fountains and lighting, as well as an outdoor patio kitchen with granite counter tops and a fire pit ideal for entertaining. “We often receive feedback from buyers that while searching online, the twilight pictures are what caught their eye,” says Guilford agent Nikki Travaglino, who co-lists the shoreline property. “The photographs also make beautiful brochures and marketing pieces.”— A definite truth for this showstopper estate!
The Residences at 66 High Street—Guilford, Conn.
Also in Guilford, The Residences at 66 High Street recently completed a twilight photo shoot, and the results were absolutely fabulous. “Twilight photos provide residences with a completely different look,” comments Dennis Carbo of Dennis M. Carbo Photography, the expert behind the enticing images of this upscale condominium development. The carefully planned project involves the conversion of the town’s historic mill building, built in 1884, into a number of luxury residential units. Carbo, who has worked closely with our company over the years, producing handcrafted images for a number of extraordinary listings, further explains the positive outcome twilight photography has on real estate from a sales standpoint. “The natural lighting gives the home a richer quality,” he explains. “When done right, twilight photography is a great tool for freshening up a listing, and adding that dramatic aspect that makes you stop in your tracks, put the brakes on, and take a better look. It sucks you in, and once you’re sucked in, there’s no guarantee you’ll ever look back.”
46 Senff Road—Washington, Conn.
This modern Washington, Conn. estate, built in harmony with the land, seamlessly incorporates the natural splendor of its surrounding 70 acres, resulting in a one-of-a-kind Litchfield County masterpiece. Its incredible design, which features large expanses of strategically placed windows to take in the view, is further appreciated as the sun sets, which is clearly evident in these brilliant images. “We shot this fabulous property on the evening of the summer solstice,” recalls Kathryn Clair, the Washington Depot agent who has this listing. “The twilight lighting was perfect to show the beauty of the architectural details, along with the amount of exposure to the outdoors this home offers. With all its windows, it’s utterly sensational!”
For more information on 29 Prescott Ave., please visit our website here. You can also contact Bronxville agent Kathleen Collins by phone at 914.715.6052, or by email at Kathleen.Collins@juliabfee.com. Collins also represents 4 High Road. For details on this property, please click here. Further information on 91 Half Mile Road can be found here, or by reaching out to Guilford agent Nikki Travaglino by phone at 203.415.3053, or by email at Ntravaglino@williampitt.com. Guilford agent Anne Scandone can also be reached by phone at 203.606.7696, or by email at Ascandone@williampitt.com. Travaglino additionally represents The Residences at 66 High Street. You can visit the listing website here. Last but not least, for more information on 46 Senff, please click here, or contact Washington Depot agent Kathryn Clair by phone at 203.948.5255, or by email at Kclair@williampitt.com.