Day and night in a mid-century modern

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A realtor from Tsawwassen (south of Vancouver, Canada) sent me the listing to a renovated mid-century modern home that is currently for sale.

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As a big fan of mid-century architecture, I enjoyed seeing these photos. But I thought it was particularly interesting to view the contrast between daytime and nighttime pictures.

Have a look…

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Normally I don’t like when realtors take photographs at night or twilight – I like to see FULL on sun in listing photos because light is important to my mental health. But the drama of this home seems to be compounded at night!
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This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom rancher is listed for $829,900. The décor is sparse and retro.
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Double glazed floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed ceiling beams are some of the noteworthy features…
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The minimalist furniture fits perfectly with this mod home.

Pebble Hill modern ranch style

Look at this bedroom:

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Apart from the funky wallpaper, you can really see the exposed cinder block walls – a tad reminiscent of my dorm room days in university!

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But the listing photos go beyond day and night lighting contrasts… there is also some photo editing *magic* in the backyard shots.

This is the actual backyard:

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And below is a digital rendering of what it would look like with a pool:

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Neat huh?

This gave me the idea to Photoshop a dishwasher into the listing photos of my kitchen – that might at least get more lookers in the door!  :)

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For more information on this lovely mid-century rancher south of Vancouver, see the listing here.

Thanks to Len Diaz for telling me about it!

9 Comments

  • Patty says:

    Interesting – night photos versus day photos, but I always want to see the day, full sunlight pictures. Mid century is very popular in Dallas, TX, and I have even come to have an appreciation for this architectural style. Thanks, Patty

    • housecrazy says:

      I have to see a house in the sun to see if it will work for me. One of my peeves is when you go see a house and all the blinds/curtains are closed up tight in the middle of the day!!

  • Val Sparkle says:

    The exterior nighttime photo looks gorgeous, while the daytime one looks drab. Weird. But I really like the addition of the pool! I wonder how much that adds to the cost.

  • Sue says:

    The day photos make the exterior of the house look plain while the night photos make it look chic. Amazing idea to photoshop the pool into the yard and can’t wait to see your photoshop kitchen dishwasher.

  • Mark Kingman says:

    Great house – the pool looks kind of fake tho. In fact, it looks like a whole extra room or cabana was added.

  • Len Diaz says:

    Thanks for the post, Sarah! I’ve always thought the house needed a linear pool, so while fooling around with Illustrator I inserted a shot of one that suited the backyard photo.

  • Vince says:

    Great house!

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