614 Torrington Dr – Fences

The fence is done!  Yes, a custom design and here’s my philosophy:

This is a corner lot so the street side is a very long run.  To build that side in all redwood could be quite expensive so as an alternative each segment is made of corrugated fiberglass panels with redwood posts.  I love this look — very modern and sleek but not cold or industrial.

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For the front, we have a different challenge.  For Sunnyvale city regulations we are forced to have an angled fence for driver line of sight since we are on the corner, but I really wanted to “disguise” the appearance of the angle.  So I designed this front to have even segments that almost look like they can bend and reticulate.  You almost don’t even know where the fence angle actually starts.

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Also, because this is a courtyard model, the front yard is a very useful and critical space of the home.  I want the fence to give privacy from the street while still having an open feeling so you’ll notice the boards are alternating in/out.  This has the effect of being able to see some outside front yard as you are in the courtyard.  Very happy at how this came out!

-Mark

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