The Tipple House

Wanted to show our latest project that we just completed.  The Tipple House is named for the main highlight of the house as you can see here in this exterior. For those of you who don’t know what a Tipple is it is originally the place where the mine cars were tipped and emptied of their coal, and still used in that sense, although now more generally applied to the surface structures of a mine, including the preparation plant and loading tracks. OK the short answer is its a structure that came from a mine. In this case the tipple is over 102 years old and deconstructed piece by piece and reassembled along with the new structure of the house as you see here.

I was hired by our good client Corbin Marr of

Corbin is fantastic builder with an eye for detail at every turn and a great communicator. The Architect on the house was our long time client Jennifer Hartman of Sunlit Architecture Having shot exclusively for Sunlit over the last nine years it never ceases to amaze me how each project is a one of kind and completely unique of any of Sunlit’s other projects. The Interior was furnished by Interiors With Ooh’s & Ahhs out of Park City Utah.  Impeccable is all I can say.

Last, but not least  Eric Naughton owner of Electrical Logic was the lighting designer on the house and the icing on the cake you could say. This baby lights up like a Christmas tree at night and because of his artistry  makes my job a heck of a lot easier.

Since  the majority of the shoot was  in the evening except for one four in the morning session we spent a total of five different evenings shooting the house. This was so we could really bring out as well as utilize the interior and exterior lighting of the house. The only problem with this time of the day is that its smack dab right in the middle of happy hour and dinner. Oh well I guess every job has its drawbacks. Trust me I’m not complaining I am very fortunate to have a job that I love.

As always thanks for checking in seeing what I have been up to!

About James Ray Spahn Photographer
James Ray Spahn is an award winning architectural, interior, lifestyle and resort photographer. He shoots for architects, interior designers, developers, manufacturers, shelter magazines and resorts.

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