Fences & Gates

Amongst the many other things I try to observe in residential neighborhoods is the fences and gates that homeowners choose for the front of their homes. It seems to vary greatly here from no fences or gates at all, to wood, chain link, iron, and other materials. For the most part, I have not seen many homes that are completely fenced or walled off and hidden from view. On major streets, many house understandably have fences or tall shrubs to block the traffic noise.


The dilemma with fences and gates is how to use them in a way that protects the owners’ privacy, prevents plants from getting trampled, keeps pets secured, etc., but also appear inviting. Sometimes this has been accomplished by lower fences, decorative woodwork, designs that don’t completely shut the public out. A few people have chosen to get creative with metalwork, use of recycled items (such as the mattress spring pictured above), or just a touch of humor.

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  1. Spike said

    Love that dead phones one.

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