Marble Tile Restoration for Annenberg Beach House Pool

Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, 
California, USA

The Annenberg Center is the fomer beach and party hub of Marion Davies, mistress of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. In the 30s and 40s it was a heavily patronized social center for the royalty of Hollywood. After a period of decline and conversion into a community center for the City of Santa Monica, the guesthouse and pool, designed by Julia Morgan, were the only remaining sgnificant portions of the original compound.

The project was primarily marble and ceramic tile restoration. This included disassembly of the marble components for the pool surround, restoration using epoxy mortars, and reinstallation and treatment to render the natural stone surfaces compatible with the presence of so much moisture.

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