A client wanted to have custom lakefront driveway gates created for both entrances to his home. The goal was to add both security and beauty to his home.
The driveway gates were to be 8ft tall at the sides and arch to 9’6” high at the center. Each gate was 8ft wide and then there was an 8ft tall pedestrian gate to one side of an entrance.
The driveway gate hinge post was inspired from an 1861 old English gate design. The hinge post base was 7” sq. and trim detail where it downsized to 6” sq. It also has fluted corners and rosettes to really look authentic to the old English style. We custom cast the post top for an excellent crowning effect.
The gate design had a bell curve, pickets that were 1” sq solid aluminum, topped with a marine grade finial. Every other picket had a beautiful, twisted basket in the center. All the pickets had a base detail. The bottom of the gate had a solid plate with a raised panel and rivets.
The center of the two gates had a large radius with the clients initials.
We sandblasted, primed and finished with a black powder-coat the entire driveway gate project for a durable finish. This installation was close to a lake, therefore the project would undergo harsher environmental elements. The finish we put on this project gives it the robust finish needed to withstand the environment it is in.
We gave certain design elements a custom gold highlight to enhance the visual impact of the overall driveway gate. We utilized heavy duty driveway gate hinges for minimal maintenance hassle. The gate operators used were an inground model for the best aesthetics possible. The gate automation was programmed onto the clients phone, so that they can open and close the gates from anywhere in the world that they have cell service.
A balcony railing provided excellent design continuity for the house and safety for balcony goers. So, these ironwork projects ultimately enhanced the safety, privacy and beauty of this lakefront home.