At DCS Industries, DCS Industries recently created a mid-century Art Nouveau patio fence that enhances the home’s charm with its immaculate black finish and elegant geometric pattern. At DCS Industries, we regularly design, manufacture and install wrought iron fences, gates and other elements for mid-century modern homes and businesses in Phoenix. As mentioned earlier, Harwell Design horizontal fences and gates are the most popular in our range.
Just 2 weeks before the Sacramento Mid-Century Art Nouveau house tour that I attended, we decided to put on a screen sculpture to spice up the Mid-Century Art Nouveau courtyard.
There are so many repairs to his house that I wasn’t necessarily ready to take on a new fence, but it had to be done. When I bought his house, the fence was still up. Her mid-century modern backyard has a slight slope as you head towards the back of the lot, so I had to take that into account when designing the fence. Overall, the appearance of the fence matches the period of his home, but with some updates to make the fence more livable today.
This Mackay house looks good not only because of its landscaping, but also because the fence, which may be original, blends with the house. The appearance of the white fence may not match mid-century modernity, but it has the expected charm. Providing privacy and security to a city yard, this horizontal cedar batten fence also adds to the beauty. The clean lines of this vertically hung wood fence with horizontal elements will complement a variety of home styles.
A similar idea is used below with a SCLA design (see floor plan and perspective views) with overlapping pool fences to add a little depth and layering, especially when touching night lighting, to the flat edge of the property. Mid-century landscape architects, especially people like Garrett Ekbo and Bob Royston Garrett Ekbo, used fences and other vertical elements to great effect to create this endless range of fences. From the beginning, mid-century modern architects have strived for unity, using the same style of cladding and, in general, the same material for facades, garage doors, and fences.
The same is true of Mid-Century Modern neighborhoods, where fences were mostly designed to blend in so harmoniously with the houses that they went unnoticed. There are modern areas where most of the houses are intact, but because there are so many fences and their variety is so great, there is no sense of uniformity.
Modern homes that were built with privacy fences often lose them over the years, resulting in multiple fences that can destroy the unity of neighbors. This type of fence is popular around homes that don’t have a large yard separating the house from the sidewalk and street due to security and privacy.
Researching modern neighborhoods will reveal many interesting backyard fencing solutions. Today, let’s take a look at some modern fence design ideas that can inspire you to get creative when installing your fence. With many DIY options available, you can get creative with beautiful modern fence design ideas.
There are many options for choosing the design of a modern wooden fence. To make a fence modern, you have to think outside the box and distance yourself from the usual designs that come to mind. When you start paying attention to fencing – look at your neighbors’ fences or search the internet – you’ll likely find a wide range of styles, from wood to vinyl and metal, from simple vertical boards, pressure treated or composite, to more decorative ones. horizontal cedar planks, edge to edge to unique designs that look more like modern art than fencing.
When it comes to creating a period landscape for your mid-century modern home, it’s all about garden geometry and hard design. Too many chores around the house can detract from these amazing design lines.
I love how fences and gates make our backyard so cozy and private. About 2 years ago, Jason and I built a modern level plank fence to enclose our back garden in our former home. Speaking of greenery, this modern horizontal fence features ivy and trees growing in front to break up the fence, giving the impression that the fence is part of the garden/organic. Inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, these modern decorative gates add a clean, noble look to any front yard fence or urban garden space.
This modern decorative gate will look great on the outside of your new townhouse. The provision was made not by including the open space in front of the houses in a street-sheltered atrium, Joe Eichler’s mid-1950s solution, but by creating an enclosure for privacy.
Note that there is no rule that you must limit a fence to the edge of a property; fences and walls can also be used to delimit open spaces in any form that suggests a design theme and movement through and around it. The right fence should be subservient to the home and match the style of the home without diminishing it or distracting from it. If you skip the fence, it will bring the entire landscape and house back to its previous level.
Even a tree, unless it is huge, does not have the transforming power of a fence. The fence connects with the architecture of the house more than any arrangement of plants. Fences made of corrugated board, like the one shown above, can withstand the summer heat remarkably. Since this was a fairly common question about our latest fence project, I decided to take a photo.