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Beautiful Estate Gate

A successful PA executive bought a highly desired estate at auction. The prior owners had mad preparations for a driveway gate and had even run conduits for the gate openers. The estate gate design was collaborated between client and wife. Through dialogue with us here at compass, they decided to proceed with solid aircraft grade…

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Simple, Yet Detailed Gates

A Philadelphia Mainline Architect was designing a renovation and addition for a classic property. As part of the property upgrade, the client wanted a front gate that emphasized the character of the property and provided privacy and controlled access. As part of the package, they wanted a custom driveway gate design with the automatic gate…

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A gate to match old Iron on Property

A successful and entrepreneurial couple were having issues with unwanted motorists traveling through their historically significant property. They desired automated driveway gates to improve the safety on their own property. One challenge was how to have it blend or tie into the historical stone wall and pillars that were at the front of the property.…

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Full Property Security

This client husband and wife have a beautiful property in Saddle River, NJ. The property had no perimeter security and had an old Iron Gate. They wanted scrutiny to protect their lush landscape from foraging predators. And also a secure barrier for peace of mind from thieves and burglars. They desired a hand-crafted type of…

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Custom Water Front Railings

A couple was building a custom waterfront home in Rumson, NJ. The architect and landscape architect had collaborated on custom terrace railing design for the terraces and stops. Through dialogue with the client, they wanted the railing design to be more contemporary than traditional. The exterior railing material needed to be a combination of aircraft…

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Clean and Elegant NYC Railing and Fence

A general Contractor was doing a complete renovation on a home in Upper East Side in NYC. The old Iron railing was decrepit and the design was dated. The client wanted to update the Iron railing design to be more current, yet not break from visual of a landmark property. Along with the stair railing…

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Bucks County Railing with an English Flair

A couple in Bucks County, PA had an older home and had revitalized the front terrace. They needed a classic terrace railing design that would be authentic with the house. The couple spent a lot of time in London and wanted the design to be reminiscent of the Hyde Park area. After looking at many,…

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Custom Iron Privacy Fence

After 10 years, I was finally able to check off one item from Susie’s to do list. For years, she wanted a privacy fence that has a barrier to separate us from noisy neighbors and the neighborhood convenience store. Wood, vinyl, composite or masonry fence simply was not an option. With our love and passion…

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How big do you like your Whoopie Pies?

This past Saturday, at a benefit auction for the clinic for special children, we bought a “3 ft” whoopie pie! At 3″ thick, it was the biggest Shady Maple could make! What is more Lancaster County than a whoopie pie? And such a whopper! That Saturday the Compass Team was not concerned about creating Iron…

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Classic Architecture with Beautiful Appeal

An architect was designing a classic home in the mainline Philadelphia area. The foyer stair railing design was an issue between the client and the architect. The design needed to be simplistic enough not to over power the foyer area and to stay within budget. Yet a plain and simple railing design was not acceptable…

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