Nestled among the busy streets of Philadelphia is an exceptional home built decades ago in a true mainline style. This house is eye catching, but missing privacy and security. So, the client decided they wanted a mainline front gate that looked original to the house.
To start off the job we assessed the situation. There were existing masonry pillars on each side of the driveway. However,we decided that rebuilding these masonry pillars was necessary to allow for a wider entrance. We decided this to be compliant to today’s UL-325 safety standards for driveway gates.
Then we moved on to the design of the iron gate itself. The client’s desire was for the gate to be a subtle architectural statement true to the mainline theme. To be able to get this driveway gate design just right, we discussed many design elements and material sizes/different alloys. The material ultimately selected was an aircraft grade aluminum using 1 in. square solid bar for pickets. Then, custom cast finials were mounted on top with a roll of rings directly underneath. A beautiful mainline front gate. We created visual mass to make this gate even more appealing to the eye. We created this illusion by having the bottom of the gate as one solid panel. To finish off the look we mounted custom post ball caps on top.
As part of our scope of work, we also provided automated gate openers. Complete with Wi-Fi keypad, photo icon safety loops, sirens, sensors, etc. To finish the mainline front gate we utilized an antique iron patina. This style mimics an age-old iron gate finish.
When it is all said and done, this mainline property has an exceptional driveway gate. It is complete with cutting edge technology incorporated into the gate openers. As well as an Iron gate design that pays tribute to the mainline architecture, and can provide beautiful privacy and security for many years to come.
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