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It’s time for another installment of Real Actual Listing Photos. Once a month (or so) I round up some of the most bizarre listing photos from around the Seattle area and post them here, with brief excerpts from the real actual listing description, and probably a bit of snarky commentary.
The idea for this series stems from the ongoing forum thread Detrimental Listing Photos, which is where you should post your nominations for next month’s Real Actual Listing Photos post.
This month’s theme is door clichés. As I flip through local listings, there are many common themes I come across in the composition of listing photos. This post focuses on a couple of overused door themes.
Enough explanation. Let’s get to the photos! Click the photo to view the Real Actual Listing.
“Ultra-luxe … Travertine lavish … Juliet balcny … Décor espresso … Den watches Seattle.”
The “looking through partially open double doors” shot seems to be especially popular on high-end listings. The same is apparently true for over-the-top listing descriptions.
“All the spaces you need: 5 ensuites, 5.5 baths, bonus, family room, den, formal spaces, media, wine room, & grand Top-Chef kitchen.”
While the “open door” shot is often a shot of the front door, sometimes it’s inside, to emphasize that this is a house fancy enough to have double doors on the inside.
P.S. – (“Ensuites” is what stuffy rich people call their bedrooms, apparently)
“Traditional sophistication is alive & well in this home. Magnificent, timeless design is felt throughout the house, creating endless options for new owners to make this classically built property a home.”
Even fancier more sophisticated: double doors into your bathroom.
“This adorable charmer with street presence to spare features gas forced air, two bedrooms and a bath on each floor…”
Get on the porch and shoot your photo at an angle of 45° or less with the front door, and you’ve got the other common door cliché: “the front door angle shot.” Here’s a classic example.
“A truly magical little oasis, that is peaceful, private, sensible and accessible.”
This is probably the most extreme example I’ve found. I guess the smaller your angle with the front door, the more edgy you are. Heh, “edgy.”
“Investment opportunity in primo location.”
This listing proves that you don’t even really need to have a porch to pull off the front door angle shot. Just angle yourself up and go.
Let me know if you have an idea for a future “Real Actual Listing Photos” theme, and be sure to check out Looney Listing for listing photo amusement throughout the month.