Before and After: Solana Surf Lofts Exterior

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

I’m throwing it back to the recently completed Solana Surf Lofts project to show you a major transformation of the exterior. I was so excited to not only get to totally flip the inside of this building and each unit, but also get to play a role in the exterior facelift. Being steps away from the beach and Fletcher’s Cove in Solana Beach, we knew we wanted this building to play into a more modern, Cali-cool vibe.




Photography by  Stacy Keck

Photography by Stacy Keck

WHAT’S COOKIN’ GOOD LOOKIN’! We updated the bland beige with a full blown white-out, and painted the brown headers, trim, and windows black for a modern twist and stark contrast from the white. I knew I wanted to bring a pop of color into the doors without being so in your face, so we landed on this muted sky-blue, which we tied into the exterior mural. The exterior mural of my dreams! I got to team up with my very talented other half, Attila Betyar, to bring this building to life. Attila is a wizard of painting waves, whether it be on buildings, canvas, or shoes (also the artist and brains behind The Canvas Way) - we knew he was the guy for the job. He hand-painted both the text and wave element over the course of two days and tied in our front door color + black into this simplistic but powerful piece.

If you’re ever in the area, this beauty is located just behind the Pizza Port and is a must to see in person.


Katie Gebhardt