Design Inspiration Scrapbook

 For over a decade, we have been closely following interior design and architecture magazines to see what the hottest styles are. As soon as we see a photos of iron stair railings with a modern mono-stringer staircase design, we tear it out and add it to our inspiration folder. The wrought iron design inspiration folder…

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Design Guide 2024

Introducing the Compass Design Guide 2024! Your one stop shop that provides over 250 pages of exceptional ironwork for architects, designers, and clients to pull inspiration from. This guide helps assist in the design selection process. It also provides thought leadership in Iron gates, balcony railings, property fences, and custom stairs for the design community.…

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Living Finish Bronze Pool Fence

A client on the New Jersey shore was building an exceptional home and began searching for an extraordinary pool fence. The architect specified a bronze pool fence to enhance the spectacular landscape and meet code. So, we got to work on their living finish bronze pool fence! The swimming pool fence design was for 1”…

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Driveway Gate

A visionary was building an exceptional wedding venue at gate 3 to the Red Rocks Amphitheater. He wanted a pair of beautiful estate gates. He wanted them to enhance the prestige and beauty of the property, but also to provide privacy and security. Being right next to the park, the client wanted this property to…

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Red Rocks Fence

A visionary invested in a property at the entrance to red rocks park, a public natural amphitheatre that has incredible acoustics due to the natural rock formations. The visionary wanted to provide a wedding venue for at this exceptional location. Part of the dilemma was how to create a distinction between public park and private…

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Living Finish Bronze Railing

A client on the New Jersey shore was building an exceptional home. Both the client and his architect were looking for an extraordinary railing design. They wanted a railing created from solid bronze in a horizontal design. The railing design was for ½ “solid round bars to be spaced 4” on center, and for the…

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Bronze Moon Gates

A Contractor at the New Jersey shore was building an extraordinary home, and they had designed a spectacular infinity edge swimming pool. As part of the pool landscape, and for pool code requirements, gates had to be created. The client’s wife wanted these swimming pool gates to be specially designed around the shape of the…

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Bok Tower Tour- Samuel Yellin Ironwork

I had the opportunity to firsthand experience the amazing Samuel Yellin Ironwork at Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Florida. Bok Tower is situated on the highest point of Florida in Bok Tower Gardens. EDWARD BOK Ed Bok was a Dutch immigrant that lived from 1863 to 1930. He moved to America when he was 6,…

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Remarkable Railing that is Cost-effective

A custom home builder in Maryland was completing a beautiful custom home. There were numerous stairs and terraces that needed attractive railings to meet code requirements in order to get a certificate of occupancy. This home was built with amazing detail and remarkable quality. Thus, the railings needed to be done just right, both from…

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Modern Rail and a Dog Gate

A local client was doing a home renovation and wanted to upgrade the mudroom stair area. The interior designer had a vision for a modern, artistic rail and a dog gate to go with it. We were happy to help bring this vision to life!             We utilized 3/8” rectangular flat bars and then gave…

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