Rustic Modern Railing

A builder was creating a custom home in Maryland. He wanted a rustic modern iron railing for the from entrance, back entrance, and terrace railing. The architect had specified an iron railing design where all the pickets were drilled into the stone. To best promote the architects design vision we recommended using a 5/8” round…

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Custom Artistic Woodland Railing

A homeowner in the mountains of Virginia was building and desired to add a custom artistic woodland railing that spoke to the wildlife and forest in the local area. The design was challenging to create cohesively. An additional challenge was that the overlook area had an inconsistent radius. It was tough to have the forest…

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Shorefront Railing

A contractor was building a custom home for a client with a beachfront property on the Delaware shore. The custom shore home had a basement that required an egress staircase. The basement stair also required a code compliant handrail for people to traverse the steps as well as a 36” high railing at grade level…

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Bronze Railing

A client in Pennsylvania wanted custom railings for the double set of steps to their front door. The custom railing design required a continuous dialogue between the client and our design team so we could all zero in on the exact desired design and budget. The clients wanted functional safety, but with some railing design…

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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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Custom lakefront Driveway Gates

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…

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Custom Stair Railing

A builder in Delaware was creating a custom home. The interior designer wanted to have a custom stair and railing built. As a statement, the interior designer wanted the railing to attach directly to the sides of stair treads. To accomplish this, the round pickets came down from the top and bent 90°. We welded…

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Seeing Double?

A property owner in VA wanted to add privacy and security to his property. He0 .decided he wanted to add automated driveway gates to both the main entrance and side entrance. The driveway gate design was a debated topic. The owners wanted a thicker picket for more mass and character. They also wanted the spacing…

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Custom Courtyard Gate

A client, designer and builder team were renovating an older home in Old Towne Alexandria, VA. Part of the improvements included an original arched opening, that they wanted a custom courtyard gate put in for security and visual appeal. The custom courtyard gate design was a tough decision between designer and craftsmen as this was…

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Yacht Inspired Railing

A client at the New Jersey shore was building an exceptional house on a beachfront property. An architect and interior designer were involved to coordinate the modern home design. The desired theme was a yacht inspired railing design. The main stair was a switchback stair. At the top was a large overlook area requiring railing.…

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