We were contacted by a New Jersey homeowner who wanted a driveway gate for the entrance to his exceptional property. He wanted to match a bronze railing design and pull more design elements from the architecture of the house. The acanthus molding, rosettes, and concave trim detail were all used for inspiration. Gate design renderings were created and visual elements were custom designed, such as castings with rosette centers swathed with leaf ends. Trim molding details in aluminum were added to keep the driveway gate design at the same caliber of the architecture. All gate design was done in-house.

The client wanted to simulate the same patina as the bronze, but utilize a more cost-effective aircraft grade aluminum. This required a creative paint process. First blasted, then a dark bronze latex paint was applied. After, a slight mist of water was applied, and then specially blended paint was applied with a misting and drip technique to provide the visual of actual bronze with the elements and rain washing over it. The transitioning patina created realistic effects, topped with gold highlights to complete the conception.

As these estate gates were being created at Compass’ shop and went through their transition to a bronze color, visiting clients raved about the character and realistic aspect of these phenomenal driveway gates. As part of our package, we did all the automation and gate openers for this very high caliber driveway gate and property security combination project.