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reproduction of sheep pasture fence & entry gates, Woodlawn Plantation, Alexandria, VA
It's true that, "good fences make good neighbors,"
but a good gate is sure to encourage visitation.
Whether delineating a garden threshold or
highlighting a landscape's fenced perimeter,
gates function as arbiters of terrain.
By virtue of its design, a gate can be either
intimidating or inviting, imposing or welcoming.
A closed gate offers us time to momentarily contemplate our surroundings before opening
and passing through, when we exchange one
realm for another. Certain gates hover above
us, stalwart and locked, others lean casually ajar- begging our curiosity.
Open or closed, a gate is a powerful mediator of space, and like a line in the sand, decides where we stand.
Gates & Doors
Distinctive Design, Fabrication & Restoration for Interiors, Garden & Landscape