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Wall and gate ... almost sculpture.

Wall and gate ... almost sculpture Angling across a corner where the driveway meets the garage, this sculpted wall and gate emphatically announce, "This is the way to the back garden!"

Replacing a short, unattractive fence, the stucco-covered wood-frame wall respects the Mediterranean style of the 60-year-old house, but introduces contemporary lines and visual tension in the split arch above the gate.

Designed by Palo Alto architect Dennis Patrick Finnigan, the wall improves the approach to the yard and lends privacy to the patio and pool. Doubled 2-by-12s provide support for established climbing vines and shade for planting beds.
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Date:Aug 1, 1985
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