Fences – a perennial design problem. Practically (and perhaps even legally) speaking, you can’t do without them. A practical necessity for privacy and, if your home has a pool, like the SoMoToHo, a legal requirement. (Most swimming pool ordinances even prohibit certain materials like chain link.) But as the cross vine-covered one above shows, a fence can also be an opportunity for natural enhancement.
I was looking at this painting by Tate Hamilton that we picked up at Main Street this year and the headlights reflected in the New York City rain made me start thinking about light. Which made me think about light fixtures. Which led to thinking about ceiling fans. Hey – it’s Sunday afternoon as I write and what are Sundays for if not abandoning structure for awhile?
It’s not just a means of ingress and egress. The entry to any home has a great deal to do with how anyone traversing it will feel about the space inside. The doorway above, for instance, in Carmel-by-the-Sea speaks of mystery and intimacy and comfort all at the same time. Very cool.