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Prowell's Popular Privacy Wood Garden Gate #29

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Seattle, Washington

Prowell's inimitable Garden Gate 29. Copied, undercut, and knocked-off by more aspiring gate-makers than there are diamond thieves in South Africa.

How hard can it be? it's one of the simplest gates we've ever designed. And yet for almost a dozen consecutive years--long before the first knock-off artist arrived on the scene-- #29 held the top spot in sales from an expanding corpus of the original ten gate styles to when we reached 80 and only then did it slip. Slip to below the top ten over the following few years because 1) We developed the similar Gate style #31 and #30- 2) Our later designs were simply better? 3) The knock-offs had propagated like baby buzzards, zeroing in on the simplest of Prowell's designs that fell within their do-able sphere; 4) No one is impressed with the original connection to Isabel Allende since no ones actually still reads her books?
Or reads at all.

We begin with a late 2017 commission in Seattle, returning to the landscape architect Bill Williamson who has repositioned the horizontal middle rails to accommodate the decorative hinge-fronts. He has also shown us his own solution to the common setting for the #29 that fits to an encompassing surround stucco wrap. The jambs here had been embedded into a per-formed casting, allowing the gate itself to fill the opening w/o the visible muscle of the jambs. There is also a bent-lamination header trim to complete the entry.




Seattle, Washington

Showing the property side, with the oversized exposed jambs.

Decorative Hingefronts: Rocky Mountain OHS137 (37" length)
Latch: Rocky Mountain E414.
Dead Bolt: Rocky Mountain DB507
Dark Bronze Patina

Bill Williamson - Landscape Architect
Williamson Landscape Architecture, LLC Design + Construction Services
7331 52nd Avenue NE / Seattle, WA 98115
office 206.784.7996
cell 206.713.8913






San Rafael, CA

The original Garden Gate style #29 was designed and created for novelist Isabel Allende in Marin County, CA.
For 25 years commanding the top position until up-ended by someone in the above Seattle photo who simply knows their way around a camera lens.

Note: The false hingefront shown were custom made by a small decorative ironworker in North Carolina who is no longer practicing his trade.

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San Rafael, CA

A good Fence Gate Design incorporates the Gate, the Garden, and the Home, into a single context.
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San Rafael, CA

Showing Prowell's original Driveway Gate #6, designed as a compliment to the Garden gate #29.

  Custom Wood Garden Gate #29 with Driveway Gate #6

San Rafael, CA

The Wood Garden Gate #29 marking the entry into the back patio, flanked by a pair of Prowell's matching solid fence panels@ Base + 4%

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Prowell's original Garden Gate #29, featured in:
Fences, Gates, and Walls Shiffer Publishers.2007

books and magazines on wood gates anf fences

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Greenbrae, CA

The contrast of a white stucco privacy wall with the WoodRX Chestnut finish on Garden Gate #29-10 in Greenbrae, CA (Marin County)

Rocvky Mountain gate latch E414 and the matching deadbolt DB511.
Because the gate height is only 48", the dead bolt has been placed below the latch, making it somewhat cumbersome--although not impossible--to reach and release by reaching over the short gate.

More on Pre-Finish Options

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Greenbrae, CA

ne of two access gates to the property

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St Helena, CA (Napa Valley)

Less a photo highlighting the Garden Gate than something to show us how the gate is one componant in a wheel of contributing elements. St Helena is well known for it's Tuscany aesthetics, and here we have the gate midly distressed to help create the look of an aged setting.

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Houston, Texas

One of a series of Gates and Flanking Panel Fence designs for the East Shore of the Woodlands Housing Park in Houston,Texas.

Flanking Panel Price Link: Base less 4%
>>>To view the decorative hinge-fronts shown

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Houston, Texas

The only photo we have of the completed East Shore Walk in the Woodlands Park, Houston.. Although not visible, each of the homes have a dinstinctive Prowell garden gate and flanking panels leading off the walkway.

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Little Rock, Arkansa

The established beauty of locally quarried stone pillars is always a plus.

Showing the Bronze decoratve hinge-fronts

custom wood garden gate #29-9 on Little Rock, Arkansas





At the risk of boring you, we'll scroll through a few more offerings of Gate style #29

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Tiburon, CA

-A typical Outdoor Gate #29 within a typical Californian propensity for stucco privacy walls.
All so very very typical.
Not so typical if you're viewing this image from just about anywhere else on the planet.

And for the heck of it, the view looking out from the inner courtyard-- Tiburon Bay, Belvedere, and the San Francisco skyline. A view that's configured and negotiated into the asking price of the actual lot and the house like the blue-ribbon appendage that it is.

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Price: Base + 23%/ per gate
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Apple Valley, CA

The double Wooden Gate Design #29 with a full Roman arch.

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Tyler, Texas

A seemingly impenetrable sense of privacy and security. And yet with the thoughtful planning of a lawn and garden bed, as well as the integrity of locally quarried stone, the setting speaks more to an inviting enclosure than a formidable fortress.

Rocky Mountain Gate Latch E504


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Sent in 17 years ago --Before our databases and hence, an unknown location

More stucco. Stucco, stucco, stucco.
A landscaping motif of painted stucco walls and stucco sidewalls with the blended privacy gate stained a shade or two off the prevailing color.

custom wood garden gate #29-6 in Tyler, Texas


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Santa Barbara, CA

Showing a semi-solid stain matching the house trim. Regarding such finishes: We suggest you allow the gate to air out, or acclimate to it's first exposure to the full climate of sun and precipitation prior to applying any painted or solid-body finishes. Anything, basically, that is not an absorbing finish.

Rocky Mountain Gate Latch E701


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Avila beach, CA

An opportunity to show the proportions of 45" width x 50" ht, sent in from Avila Beach, CA, just a few minutes north of Pismo Beach

We also show columns with an irregular, uneven stone, requiring the temporary jambs be mounted to the cinder block core before the stone is ste. The total tickness of the jambs is 3-3/4", which is the distance from the block to outermost stone, plus 1/2". For more on jambs to irregular surfaces, see Product Specifications


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Montclair, CA

Shown with flanking panels and Arbor #1-3


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Staten Island, NY

An example of irregular stone columns where the Prowell jambs are embedded to mount directly onto the block core. The jamb thickness is the depth of the outermost stone, plus 1/2".

Shown with the Bronze Ornamental Hinge-fronts

Custom wood garden gate #29-12 in Oakland, CA  
solid wood privacy garden gate #29-13 in Staten Island, NY

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Napa, CA

An older gate from the mid-90's when we were still using figured grain instead of vertical grained cedar.
It also appears as if a finish with a sealant coat was used, which results--within months-- with a splotchy, often crackling appearance. Read more: Exteriors Finishes and More
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Watkinsville, Georgia

The spindly pine forests of Georgia
solid wood privacy garden gate #29-14  
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Monterey, CA
We include #29-18 simply to expose our newest, preferred speakeasy option #2. And how it predicated a different layout of the middle horizontal rail so the speakeasy could be placed at a comfortable eye level (56" - 60" optimal from grade)
See more on Speakeasy Options



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Privacy Gate #108
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Privacy Gate #110
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#29-- 2001-Allende
#29-6--- 0756-Meads
#29-13--- 1019-Brancale