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Fence slides open for yard parking.

Fence slides open for yard parking Highly exposed when it opened onto a busy beachfront street, this side yard was about as useful as a screen door on a submarine. But wrapping the space with this telescoping privacy fence reclaimed the yard for useful purposes.

With parking at a premium in the neighborhood, the yard is a handy spot for extra vehicles. The owners also wanted a conventional gate for nonauto access; this meant that the new fence had to perform some extraordinary gymnastics.

Designer Harold Greene of San Pedro, California, attached a 3-foot-wide gate to the corner of the house. It reaches out to meet one end of a 10-foot section of fence mounted on rollers. Guideposts on the inside face of the stationary section make a channel for the movable section as it slides parallel to the sidewalk.

With both gate and fence open, there's enough space for a car to maneuver around a curbside palm tree.
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Date:Aug 1, 1990
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