MIDAS FRESCO: When New World technology meets Old World style
THE Chateau de L’ermitage, on the slopes of the Franschhoek Pass, is a classic Provençe-inspired boutique hotel set in the grounds of the prestigious Fransche Hoek Estate. The setting of this elegant five-star hotel, sandwiched between Chamonix and Haute Cabriere, was important in deciding the final finish.
Developer Dawie du Preez led the colour co-ordinations – calling on Midas Earthcote for products with an earthy, European look and feel.
The challenge of this special project was that the hotel needed to reflect the European influence in the Franschhoek valley while simultaneously offering contemporary functionality and durability.
Midas Fresco: Old World Style
The solution was Midas Fresco – the acrylic, suede-textured coating. Fresco was used extensively on the exterior. This coating provides a gritty, graded look with subtle colour variances and nuances, similar to Earthcote’s traditional cement paint. However, unlike cement paint, Fresco will not streak or mottle and is an ideal solution for concealing hairline cracks.
More Midas Earthcote Special Projects:
- The Cape Sands paint job
- The Triplon 2000S CTICC paint job
- The CTICC, Triplon, and the years to come
- The historic Domaine Des Anges farmhouse
- Midas Earthcote, Steracon and Hidden Valley Winery
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