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Prowell's Colonial Garden Gate #23
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COLONIAL GARDEN GATES #23
This Garden Gate is Base Price + 21%
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The Colonial Gate with the Williamsburg Weave and Cresting Arch. A pattern showing up first in the drawings Thomas Jefferson designed for one of 20 Wooden Colonial Gates in Charlottesville, VA--on the campus of his University of Virgina.

Rocky Mountain gate Latch E414 in dark bronze

 
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colonial wood garden gates #23

 

  GARDEN GATE #23-5
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Palo Alto, CA

A Double Colonial Garden Gate #23-5 Sent in from Palo Alto, CA.
Shown with matching colonial Fence style #23

The photograph invites us into believing our patron, Dolores, has just returned from the local market, wheeling her bike through the garden gates and onto the new patio where she pauses to unlace her bonnet and from the basket grab her fresh beans and rhubarb and skips into the kitchen whistling something or another, her mind occupied by dinner, by what she can work up with a little of this n' that as the neighbors begin wandering toward that patio, nonchalantly, lead by the anticipation of something doing in the kitchen and by the idea of another evening on the patio and an hour of conversation relished with the pace of molasses and how it shows that sometimes the smallest strides end up bringing the greatest pleasures. A new patio, born from a few bricks and some mortar and a string of lights and a gate with its sisterly fence that, given the social graces of Dolores, the hostess, seems hardly worthy. And yet proud to be a part of the leisure known to this home.

 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-5
 
custom wood colonial garden gate #23 in Palo Alo, CA
 

 


Palo Alto, CA

The double Gates as seen upon approach to the new patio.

 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-5
 
colonial wood gates in palo alto, ca

 

    GARDEN GATE #23-7
 
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La Jolla, CA

Double Gate #23 with the softer top cresting arch.

Meanwhile...
Fresh from the Big House, Jocko resorts to,old habits.
But Gigi appears unimpressed by the scent of his gun . . .
Crudely carved, as you have may guessed, from a bar of prison-made soap.

 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-7
 
Colonial wood gate #23-7 in La Jolla, CA. prowell

 


La Jolla, CA

Approaching from the street.

Shown with Rocky Mountain Latch E414.

 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-7
 
Colonial wood gate #23-7a in La Jolla, CA. Prowell woodworks
 


La Jolla, CA

A short respite to reiterate the importance of sanctioning a portion of every day toward the pursuit of excellence. In whatever medium suits us, this striving for perfection and rhythm pays untold benefits on a multitude of levels. And it would appear that our patron, a landscape painter, has found a means of capturing, and holding, our attention. Photographed from her easel on the back porch.

 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-7
 
Paintings by J]Helen Kagan

 

    GARDEN GATE #23-6
 
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    Base Price + 21%
 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-6
 
 

 


Hillsborough, CA

Double Gate #23 along the peninsula south of San Francisco

A painted finish, applied on site.

 
double colonial wood gates in Hillsborough, ca
   

 

    GARDEN GATE #23-1
 
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    Base Price + 30%
 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-1
 
 

 

We've essentially double the weave pattern with two sections separated by a center divide. This a Base Price + 30%.

The Colonial Weave can vary within the given widths. By introducing a vertical divider, and lowering or raising the middle rail, the angle of the Weave changes accordingly, affecting the proportionate look of the Gate Design.

Every commission receives dimensioned drawings prior to any work beginning--in part this is to provide you with a proportionate display of how certain patterns can vary with different widths and heights.

 
wood colonial gate #23
   

 

 
 
 
 

 

Fence Style #23 as a typical accompaniment to Prowell' Colonial Gate style #23

 
wood colonial fence design
   

 

    GARDEN GATE #23-8
 
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    Base Price + 33%
 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-8
 
 

 

Similar to #23-1 wth the center divider and double patterns, Colonial Gate style #23-8 features a simple radius as the top arch.

 
colonial wood gate #23-8. P{rowell woodworks
   
 
 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-8

 

 

 
colonial wood gate patterns #23. prowell
   
 
 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-8

 

San Jose, CA

 
custom wood colonial garden gate #23-8.
   

 

 

    GARDEN GATE #23-2
 
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    Base Price + 21%
 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-2



Marin County, CA

As double gates in Marin County, California showing the wider widths altering the proportions of the pattern.

Colonial Gate #23 is available with or without the lower open slots.

Showing Rocky Mountain Gate Latch E701. The one of the right is operable. The one on the left is a dummy.
wood colonial gates #23 in Marin County, ca

 

 

    GARDEN GATE #23-3
 
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Ross, CA

Prowell's original Colonial Garden Gate #23 (circa 1995), in Marin County, CA

 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-3
 
wood colonial gate #23 in Marin County

 

  GARDEN GATE #23-4
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Farmville, VA.

Garden Gate #23-4 in Virginia

At first glance, it might seem that the gate is disproportionately shorter than the flanking fence. And yet if you imagine the gates at the same 9' height, the assembly becomes an overwhelming fortress.

 
 
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-4
 
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IN-PROGRESS

 

August 2013

Ben shown dry-fitting the pattern to a typical #23.

 
 
WOOD GATE #23---PROGRESS
 
Ben prowell building the colonial gate #23
 

Below, in 2003.

 
 
WOOD GATE #23---PROGRESS
 
Ben and charles building garden gate #23
 

1998

Charles experimenting with the original pattern. As with so many of the designs, it begins as a speculative venture, which may or may not resonate with the needs or appeals of a supportive public.

 
 
WOOD GATE #23---PROGRESS
 
charles prowell building the original gate #23

 

 

2019

The layout for the #23-8 is double thhe work.

 

 
 
WOOD GATE #23-8--PROGRESS
 
workshop photos of wood gate #23-8 in progress.
 

2019

It helps to label each member of the pattern.

 

 
 
WOOD GATE #23-8--PROGRESS
 
In-progress shop ohotos of wood gate #23-8bb. prowell woodworks

 

 

2019

It helps to label each member of the pattern.

 

 
 
WOOD GATE #23-8--PROGRESS
 
construction of wood gate 23-8cc. prowell woodworks

 

   

Wood gates in Fine Homebuilding

Golden State Gate Builders
by Ben and Charles Prowell
Featuring gate #23, among others.

Fine Homebuilding
April 2016

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Featured in:
This Old House
Magazine 2002
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