Thanks to the gracious donation by Benjamin Moore of their ultra premium Aura paint through Vista Paint Corporation, Peek Brothers donated labor and skill to restore the exterior of this historic structure. This craftsman-style beach cottage, known as “The 1909 Cottage” was owned by the Scripps Family and donated to the La Jolla Historical Society for their on-going work in preserving the history and culture of La Jolla.
The project required substantial preparation and lead safe work practices. Hand scraping with carbide tipped scrapers helped to remove loose materials. Using Festool Sanders with HEPA vacuum attached, lead dust was minimized while surfaces were smoothed. Many of the windows required re-glazing as the old, hard putty had fallen out. The paint scheme was based upon original colors. The building now looks like it did back in 1909 when it was built!