Since this home is on a busy street, our clients asked us to create a sense of privacy for their front entry. This is what we came up with… a walled in courtyard with a beautiful arched wood gate.
The gate is made of IPE wood. Yes, we did use a clear stain and finish to intensify the naturally deep rich, mahogany color of this hardwood. The IPE wood very dense which makes it super heavy to work with. But for a small entry gate and overhead simple trellis, I think this project was a huge success.
(Notice the little doorbell dragon fly plate to the right of the gate. Subtle!)
Now the clients have a entry courtyard, a sense of privacy, and a beautiful entry statement.