Top five for November
Over the past few months we have been lucky enough to take on some of the most gorgeous and eye-catching properties we’ve seen this year. With an array of new locations ranging from vineyards to hotels and private members clubs to family homes, November has seen some truly remarkable locations enter our books. Read on to see five of our favourites.
First up we give you Alleyn, a 1930’s red brick detached house that screams personality, character and unique authenticity. With Interiors that look like they have been set in a time warp from the 70’s you are never going to be short of unique and striking shooting opportunities. Every room offers something different to the next with standout features that include a truly eye-catching set of table and chairs that wouldn’t be out of place in the middle ages, classic furniture that can found all around the property and a set of remarkable headless mannequins that look like they were transported straight from a 1970’s shop floor. As if all of this wasn’t enough, the downstairs hallway and staircase has been purposely distressed which adds tons of texture to a house that is already full of diverse variety and character.
Moving to the opposite end of the location spectrum is Greek Street, a Georgian town house that has been fitted as a Private Members Club with a 1900’s industrial loft space to match. This large and versatile event space features a variety of areas including a large downstairs dining area that has a distinct industrial feel to it, this is accented by a foyer or lounge area that is reminiscent of the Private Members club it has been designed to look like. There is also a dining room and ground floor bar that wouldn’t be out of place in the East End in the 90’s. To top it off there is also a library, a writers room and an elegant roof terrace. So if you’re looking for a location that offers tons of diversity while keeping some of the alluring charm of the 20th century, then Greek Street is certainly the location for you.
Next up is the sumptuous Parlour, a grandiose Georgian house, hotel conversion just a short walk from Victoria station. Built in 1851 by William Chinnery Mitchell, the Georgian house is comprised of 45 individually designed rooms that boast an eclectic mix of period heritage and contemporary design. While each room is original and different to the next, they all feature glorious design elements like freestanding baths, patterned walls and period furniture. The foyer also features striking furniture and an bold all over tree print wallpaper that really grabs your attention. This truly is a must have shoot location!
Where to start with our next property? Poulton Farm is actually a first here which we always love to get at 1st Option. This Truly remarkable shoot location is an imposing house that is made up of a number of large Cotswold stone barns that have been brought together through a gorgeous French colonial interior style that gives off a strong eclectic feel. The actual property is a vineyard and so has extensive gardens that are large and incredibly beautiful. Standout features include a handful of glorious working fireplace, tons of grand mid-century furniture and a tennis court that’s found in the comprehensive grounds.
Last but by no means least we give you Maker, an East London family home that really grabs your attention. Designed in an industrial style, the impressive property features a cool open plan downstairs that looks out onto an equally impressive walled garden terrace. Notable plant features and some interesting chairs really give the space a Mediterranean feel that can’t be matched. However, when you look inside, you move away from the Mediterranean feel and are met by a distinct New York loft design matched with industrial wooden beams, a house long wall of exposed brick and a whole host of quirky and abstract art and furnishings. If this wasn’t enough to get your juices flowing, there is also an interesting home cinema room finished with a large sofa that is covered all over in the star spangled banner.