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Contemporary Floating Stairs

We were asked to design a contemporary floating stair for a shore home. the design intent was for it to be modern in design, but to use traditionally materials such as stone for treads and foraged aluminum railings. Because of the proximity to the beach, we utilized 2″ x 12″ solid aluminum stringers, designed custom…

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Intricate, Forged Iron Scrollwork Railings

A husband and Wife were building their dream home in Colts Neck, NJ. Along with the interior designer, they were searching for design and material that enhanced this exceptional home. They selected a french design to accentuate their luxurious line up of crown and case moldings. All the Forged scrolls and acanthus leaves were designed…

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Meeting Code Compliance with a Flair!

The New Chit Chat Diner in West Orange utilized design creativity to meet railing code requirements and enhance the visual experience. The building facade is masonry and has the timeless feel of beautiful and traditional architecture. The railings were desired to be Iron, they instead utilized aircraft grade aluminum with 100% recycled content. A powder…

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Delicious Food and Awe Inspiring Metal Work

The hottest food venue in West Orange just opened! Chit Chat Diner has a vision and interior that matches the high-quality food they prepare. With 3 realistic forged Iron Beech trees growing over picket fences for room dividers, along with superbly furnished and designed interior decor, this venue offers exceptional visual fare as well as…

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Stunning Library Stair

An Orthopedic surgeon had an extensive library designed for his new house. The space constraints dictated a spiral stair. But with the ambiance of the house they had zero interest in a spiral stair kit, or a cookie cutter stair. We designed a beautiful spiral stair with exterior skirt for treads, complete with top and…

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Elegant look with Gold Highlights

The client for this project wanted to copy existing railings but wanted a bigger and more masculine look. With 1″ pickets, and hefty sized baskets, we achieved the look he wanted! To go with the railing they matched the colors and highlights on their fence and gates. An amazing addition to an already amazing house!

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Elegant, Gold detail, and Curved Exterior Stair

This property had chunky concrete balusters on these stairs going down to the swimming pool deck. These concrete balustrade required constant maintenance and upkeep. The client did a ton of research and decided on the timeless and classic look of Iron, but utilizing today’s aluminum alloy for corrosion free life span. The aluminum was forged…

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A Look Back at The 2018 Architectural Digest Show

This year at the AD Show Compass Ironworks made a few changes to the presentation. We added a few new fencing pieces, as well as a few new railing samples, which gave clients and passersby a chance to see exactly what Compass can do. Contemporary, Neo-Classical, “Wrought”, and Custom seemed to really grab the attention…

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Join us at the Architectural Digest Show 2018! Get your tickets here!

At the Architectural Digest Show, Compass Ironworks will be showcasing great design, excellent craftsmanship, utilizing 97-100% recycled material and with a durable finish that withstands harsh elements at the shore, yet is 99.99% reclaimable and VOC free. Compass Iron Security will be providing attendees to see cutting edge technology in estate gate access control and automation.…

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