The home I photographed for this months issue of SALT magazine is a 1939 brick Colonial Revival, located on Fifteenth Street near Oakdale Cemetery. It has transformed throughout its existence, as each family has put their own personal stamp on the home to fit their needs. The present owners are a young couple with two young children, ages 6 and 10. As you enter the house you immediately feel that this is a family home. It has that family energy in every room. One feels comfortable here, as I did when I was photographing its rooms. Pick up a copy of SALT and read about the homes history and its many transformations and enjoy viewing the following photos. Maybe you too will feel that family energy.

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I just can’t seem to get enough of this grand home. The old Sprunt House, until purchased by its present owners, was owned by actress/singer Linda Lavin and her husband, Steve Bakunas. You know, Alice from Mels Diner of the sitcom, Alice. It has a storied Wilmington history and the first time I photographed it was for the December issue of Salt Magazine. You can read the wonderful story by talented Ashley Wahl and view the layout by simply clicking here. I was then contacted by the owners to come back and photograph the home with all its holiday decorations in place. Needless to say, I enjoyed the second shoot as much as the first. I have included shots from both shoots and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them. Since this is my last post of 2013 I wish everyone a Happy , Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

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For the November issue of Salt Magazine I was fortunate enough to photograph the Lewis home, nestled on a beautiful piece of land in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Wilmington. I was treated very graciously by Meredith Lewis and her really cool children: Pearce, Will and Sanders. It was a fun shoot, with many interesting features of the home to illustrate. I even got to taste some of the delicious muffins which Pearce had recently baked. A definite perk of the job! If you live in the Wilmington area and haven’t yet picked up your copy of Salt Magazine, then by all means, make it part of your to do list. You will get to know more about this beautiful home and its inhabitants, through the wonderful story by author Anne Clinard Barnhill. You will also be entertained by the other wonderful stories and features by the talented contributors of the magazine. The photos below are but a few from the afternoon’s session. Enjoy.

 

The Wilmington home I photographed for the October issue of Salt Magazine had a great look and architectural features, but what really made it special is the spirit, if you will, that lurks in the back guest room. Now some may not believe in such things, but I am not in that camp and neither is Ms. Keiser who resides and owns this grand old dame of a home. She tells of first hand experiences with the spirit who visits the house and moves about letting its presence be known in many peculiar instances. So you can imagine my excitement when Senior Editor Ashley Wahl told me of the added little twist that went with this month’s assignment.

The home is chock full of many interesting possessions and of course stories told over the years. It was really fun to shoot and I was constantly fascinated as I moved from room to room. Of course I started in the back guest room where the spirit has been known to visit. Supposedly it enters and leaves through the window to the left of the bed headboard. Now I spent some time in the room,but didn’t feel any chills or anything unusual, but I swear the eyes from the period doll at the foot of the bed kept following my every move. Really. If you haven’t picked up your issue of Salt, go out and get one. There are some great stories and photos. I have included some from my shoot and you can view the whole article by going here.

 

I spent yesterday afternoon photographing a very well appointed home for Karen Schwartz, broker for Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. The home is located in the popular community of Marsh Oaks and is beautifully built and landscaped. It was a challenging home to photograph and I used multiple lighting scenarios to bring out the best details of each room. I have included a few of the exterior and interior photos, and you can view the complete tour at: http://rickricozzitours.com/23934.

If you are looking for a hard working Realtor in the Wilmington area, you can contact Karen through her web site: Living By The Coast or follow @agentkaren on Twitter. In the meantime, take a tour of this beautiful Wilmington, NC home.