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Marble Foyer in Studio City Doing the Best It Can

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Failing at photographing one's home is like failing phys ed or study hall--it shouldn't be possible, but somehow there's always someone who falls through the cracks. To help listings be their very best, we show you what not to do. (Or in this case: what to do.)

When in doubt, symmetry is a good way to mask the tastelessness of the subject and give a suggestion of beauty where beauty may not exist. In the instance above, even that terribly fussy foyer can be mitigated (somewhat) by symmetry. It's an otherwise horribly offensive house and the ornamentation really blurs the line between over-the-top luxury and waste of money. It's currently listed on the MLS at $8.795 million and on a film locations database, in case you want to shoot a baroque porno or something.
· 11244 Briarcliff Ln [Redfin]