Famous Round House and Kemiko Concrete Stains stand the
test of time
A breathtaking and unique structure shines like a jewel,
inside and out, on a bayou in Pensacola, Florida. The Round
House was designed and built in 1958 by world famous
architect John Lautner, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Lautner, who died in 1994 at the age of 83, designed more
than 70 homes—including the Elrod House (featured in the
movie Diamonds Are Forever), the Desert Hot Springs Motel,
and Bob Hope’s Palm Springs residence. rolex replica sale The Round House, one
of only a few Lautner homes built outside of California,
represents structural integrity and beauty. panerai replica sale It also boasts a
lower living area that was, at the specification of the
architect, stained with Kemiko concrete stain products.
The Round House is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath, glass and brick
circular home with a 17 foot ceiling supported by
sixty-eight exposed Douglas Fir beams. The living areas of
the home have no dry-wall or plaster board--the walls are
paneled in cypress. fake hublot It even has a self-supporting bomb
shelter complete with escape tunnel, as well as many other
Now, forty-nine years later, the Round House homeowners, who
are Lautner family members, are restoring the home.
Maintaining the original architectural design, materials,
and products was a must, and meant re-staining the floors
with Kemiko Concrete Stain.
“We’re really impressed with Kemiko’s durability, as the
original stain & wax lasted half a century,” says Stephen
Lautner, a cousin of John Lautner. Stephen states that
although the stain never wore off of the concrete, a
decision was made to give it new life. omega replica sale He was delighted that
Kemiko was still in business and re-stained the floors in
“Cola,” which was the closest color to the original “Rust”
stain. replica watches sale A perfectionist, Stephen learned how to re-stain the
floors himself, and has done so beautifully.
The Round House’s stalwart exterior has withstood time and
Florida’s hurricanes. rolex replica uk Restoration of the interior honors the
original design and intent, and one of the satisfying
results is a Kemiko stained floor that will last another
half-century or more.
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