Away from the hustle and bustle of the core city, NYC is a different world. A calm one. Charming in fact. Homes where you can’t hear the city noises and where views aren’t restricted by the dominating NYC skyline. These homes are in the suburbs. And its needless to say that from our entire collection of listings available to rent for film and photo in New York, we really love our suburban listings. In fact, suburban NY homes are preferred by many moviemakers and photographers in the city alike because of their multitude of features and different looks. This said, here’s our pick for the 8 best suburban homes you can rent for film and photo-ops in New York on Giggster. Read on to discover some fabulous filming and photo listings.
1) Suburban Ranch with a Mix of Modern and Boho in Dumont
Located on the cozy end of a quite street, this suburban ranch home features a mix of modern and bohemian décor, giving it a unique on-camera presence and appeal. Perfect to showcase a middle income family, this everyday home is carefully planned with multi-colored walls and multi-textured floors, allowing you to capture a plethora of different looks all from the same location. The home even has a modern sunroom with a small office deck - perfect for a work-from-home setup!
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2) Classic French Inspired Stone Suburban House in Wilton
A 1930s stone house with old world craftsmanship, this wealthy suburban home is all ready, propped, and prepped to face the camera. The lovely country home has tons of fine details in the décor and furniture, and features 4 different fireplaces. The home has slate patios, multiple rooms, and living spaces, all of which have a rustic, welcoming feel to them. There's also a children's bathroom with a painted farm and hot air balloon tiles.
3) Suburban Family Home in Franklin Township
A mesmerizing 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom suburban family home with a beautiful brick fireplace, this property has a very homely feel and is well decorated with vibrant furniture and fabrics. The home has 4 entrances, perfect for a film project, along with plenty of windows that bask the space in sunlight during the day. An oversized wood deck overlooking a private fenced backyard complete the space.
4) Suburban Americana House near New Dorp
A contemporary modern listing, this Americana home in the quiet suburbs is a great place to get your camera to. A brick fireplace and open bar attract attention in the dark wood floor hall. The exterior has a very colonial feel, and the tree lined street adds a rustic charm to the house. There’s also a back patio area and a basement apartment you can use for your photo and video projects.
5) Ornate Suburban Mansion in Montclair
A stunning 6500 sq. ft. suburban mansion set on a whopping 18,700 sq. ft. lot, this property has retained its rustic charm while being renovated. The indoors are decorated in a mix of Bohemian and Art Deco styles making the entire space very bold and camera friendly. There’s a lot of windows which let in a lot of natural night anytime the sun is out. Furnished with a touch of luxury and elegance, there’s plenty of open floor space for you to setup your camera and equipment. There’s also a few handpicked showpieces which really help in tying the place to meet more of a sophisticated and classy narrative.
6) Luxurious Georgian Colonial Smarthome in Scarsdale
An elegantly furnished corporate villa, this luxury Georgian suburban home has been converted to a smart home. Set on private land, the home exudes history and luxurious comfort; and is fused with the latest smart home technology giving you precise control over various elements. This elegantly furnished solid-brick villa sits on a park-like setting with a beautiful red gravel circular driveway surrounded by over 150 towering fir trees. Being located in one of the countries riches communities and areas, there’s everything you could hope for from a smart home and them some!
7) Bright and Beautiful Colonial Home in Blauvelt
A custom colonial home in the pretty suburb of Blauvelt, this listing can be treated to accommodate all kinds of styles and genres. Very simple and with an open floor plan, the house offers a very homely setting. A long driveway leads to the front porch and inside there’s a very modest American home. Nothing extremely over the top, this is an average home which has been well maintained and prepped for the camera.
8) Suburban Home in Queens
A family home in the suburbs of Queens, the house is a compact lot compared to the others on the list. But what it might not have in stature, it certainly has in spirit. Dull colored walls and light carpeted floors or light wood floors, there’s plenty of homely feel to the space. There are also exposed beams in some sections of the house which add a different property vibe to the location. There’s also a wood deck/patio that wraps around some sections of the house, adding a sense of elegance which is otherwise uncommon in Queens.
And that brings this list to an end. From ranches to mansions, we’ve got them all in the suburbs of New York. The different décor aesthetics, the diverse settings — all of it looks mesmerizing on the camera. If you’re interested in renting any of them, or taking a look at more pictures, or getting an entire list of features, please follow the links provided. That said, in case you'd like to see more listings before you finalize your shoot location, we highly recommend going through our entire collection of photo and film locations available for rent in New York, and selecting the one that best fits your need.