Restored Folk Victorian Home in Jefferson, Texas
Here is a my parents' beautifully restored Victorian home in Jefferson. Please enjoy the tour.
Why is this Space special to you? My parents put a lot of heart and soul into this `892 restoration. Purchased in 1991, the work was a long journey. In 2016, the home was awarded a Texas Historical Medallion.
Walk us through the job. What went well, what was hard, what was unexpected? What challenges did you find, how'd you solve them? Stairs everywhere! Thunderstorms instantaneously appearing out of nowhere during the outside shoot! Humidity and lens condensation when transitioning from interior to exterior. Uneven ground and flooring. Two tools really made a difference: 1) Manfrotto 290 xtra tripod and 2) Manfrotto MHXPRO-3W X-PRO 3-Way Head with Retractable Levers and Friction Controls. Otherwise, leveling would have be very challenging and time consuming.
How long did it take? About 2 hours. Stair and the garden shots were the biggest time consumers.
What challenges did you find, how'd you solve them? Stairs - lot's of them. The MHXPRO-3W helped tremendously.
What are you most proud of? The results of my parents' restoration. They didn't stage the home. The tour shows what it looks like 24/7.