Aventurine rock, left, is being removed from exterior panels of the Club Redington condominiums, 17408 Gulf Blvd., and replaced with a green-painted stucco, right.
REDINGTON SHORES – They say change is good and for the 56 homeowners at Club Redington, a 15-story condominium at 17408 Gulf Blvd., that will soon be the case.
Homeowners recently agreed to a special assessment that will fund a $150,000 exterior makeover that will give the 42-year-old building a brighter, more colorful look.
Dan Bonivich, president of the Club Redington home owners association, said the project involves removing a layer of green aventurine rock and replacing it with stucco, which will be covered by a colorful green paint specially mixed for the project.
The purpose of the work is not due to any particular problem, but instead to create a more refreshing, distinctive look without changing the appearance of the building too dramatically.
“It was a challenge because we wanted to maintain the old look of the building while updating and making it more vibrant,” said Bonivich. “We’re trying to update the building without changing the character.”
The project, which started in the last couple of weeks, is expected to last two to three months.
“This paint job will last seven to 10 years,” said Daniel Munyan, general manager of Munyan Painting and Restoration, which is performing the work. “It’s mainly aesthetic and will help the building maintain the waterproof aspect.”
Bonivich said the main challenge of the project is the design of the building and the rigging necessary for workers to scale the four sides. The rocks have to be individually plucked from the wall panels.
“People (homeowners) are just incredibly proud of this building,” Bonivich said. “Our goal is to keep it as a first-class building.”
The building, which is also in the process of getting new elevators, features four units per floor, all with a corner view in each unit. About 60 percent of the homeowners are seasonal.