A Sense of Privacy

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.