Three Great Gates

Mix-and-match gate styles yield one terrific look.

Rebecca Bull Reed
Three Great Gates
The front gate echoes the home's architecture. A new and improved bluestone walk leads guests to the door and is wider than the service path.
Joseph De Sciose / Styling: Scott Martin

3. Courtly Courtyard
A new take on the Chippendale style, the lattice on the third gate is airy yet substantial. "David's neighbors had built a brick wall along the property line, so we used it to create a Charleston-style garden," says landscape designer Randy McDaniel. The gate stops the eye at the end of the driveway and is as special as the space beyond

"Three Great Gates" is from the February 2008 issue of Southern Living.