A New Way of Looking at Before & After Pictures
In most “before” and “after” pictures, especially when it comes to real estate, there is supposed to be a huge contrast. And in the photos that follow, there are some of those, particularly where the “after” pictures show a room with a lot of furnishings. But there are many pictures below where the contrast is not so great, and that’s exactly the point. Before the preservation and modernization work at Wilton, most of what was there, in and outside of the house, was original, or early, and largely intact and just in need of some TLC, albeit at times very elaborate TLC. (The major exception to this rule was the plaster, a hefty percentage of which was severely deteriorated or on the borderline between patching up and replacing. And, of course, the roof is entirely new but I suspect Wilton been through a number of earlier roof replacements. ) In the case of Wilton, therefore, we see the before and after pictures which show relatively modest changes as evidence of, at the very least, equally successful preservation efforts as those photos which show more dramatic changes.