A 1964 historic building in South Florida that currently houses a condominium complex was designed by Edward Durell Stone and restored by his son, Hicks Stone Son, in the late 1990s. But while the exterior of the building was revived, the Italian marble base of a sculpture that sits outdoors was in need of repair. The often harsh weather from the Atlantic Ocean, along with its salt water, and the scorching Florida sun can deteriorate most any structure. These conditions, combined with the harsh chemicals used in chlorinated pools and pool maintenance techniques, had left the beautiful marble and metal sculpture stained and etched dull, with corrosion present all over.
The condominium’s association, 400 Association Inc., called on restoration for this artwork but many large South Florida stone restoration companies took a pass on the multi-week challenge, except Matt LoGiudice of Dynamic Stone Care LLC. LoGiudice reached out to Dry-Treat for solutions to restore the marble and return its elegance in the inner courtyard for residents and visitors to view on this historic property.