Realtor® and friend Christine Schaefer of Tierra Antigua commissioned this photoshoot of a Del Webb home located at the edge of Tucson and Marana, in the Twin Peaks area. The house is situated in a quiet community, very typical of the newly constructed areas of Tucson. From the outside, this house does not stand out from the other tract homes of the community. Step inside and its bright lighting is quite welcoming.
The entrance to the foyer is recessed under a small porch, which serves as a sort of anteroom to drop off any dirty shoes and wet umbrella before entering the house. The foyer directly opens on a large living room, fully carpeted. On the perimeter of the living room, ceramic tiles enable the family to walk from the kitchen to any part of this home without dirtying the carpet.
The ceiling is very high, like a cathedral ceiling with a slant. This contributes greatly to the sense of space you acquire as soon as you enter this home. The photographs must show the 3-dimensionality of this space to account for the general impression of spaciousness left to the visitor.
The kitchen is on the right, at the end of the pathway created by the ceramic tiling. The kitchen itself is tiled in the same off-white ceramics and feated an accent wall in peach color. It’s an open kitchen, with a bar-like counter where the family can have breakfast. There is a second opening in the wall of the main living room, if you choose to serve diner in more formal settings. Back of the breakfast bar, the area has been converted into a family room. This space continues along a wall of French windows which light up the main living room.
The master bedroom is well-lit and leads to a nice, modern master bathroom with a full-size shower stall and high ceilings.
This is an easy-to-live-in home, modern, luminous and convenient. I guess, all that you came to expect from a Del Webb. The main feature of the backyard is a very nice bed of roses.
Challenges for the photographer: This Del Webb home is very well lit, and uses white as its main color. The challenge is to photograph all this white space and this luminosity and still give the eyes vertical lines and angles to rest.