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Newport

  Newport Carriage House Doors and Gate This project, installed this year, provides a seamless entryway to this English style Arts and Crafts home. Ms. von Aesch designed and built six carriage house doors and installed them on an existing carport. Next to this one of her gated, roofed passageways completes the look.  

Working with an Engineer, she addressed carport stability and water runoff. She then designed a system of hardware to ensure the smooth functioning of six doors. Due to a slope in the driveway, the doors needed to fold and yet be held securely in place both open and closed. The end result was a convenient entry and exit for several people and two vehicles.

Here, the beauty of the design comes from the use of traditional methods of construction. The exposed wedged tenons in the carport doors draw the eye. The entryway floats above the pathway on eight posts which were all were built using through joinery for strength and beauty. The gate is five foot wide and incorporates arts and crafts design features. 

The passageway is lined with cedar and the wiring and pipes are hidden inside the posts so it is equally beautiful inside and out.

View and print Portfolio for this project