Winflo ResidenceMidcentury Exterior, Austin
Kailey J. Flynn
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2. Mixed-Width Vertical BoardsThe most classic wood fence design generally features vertical boards between posts. Space the boards tightly for maximum privacy or leave a gap between the boards to create a lighter boundary. The fence design outside this Austin, Texas, home designed by Nick Mehl Architecture is a nice twist on the classic design. The evenly spaced boards of alternating widths make a more graphic statement than a standard vertical fence would. The design works well to complement the contemporary house.
Dear Lizzie, What is the etiquette on building fences? What’s the polite thing to do? How much input should you get and give? What happens when there’s a huge tree that affects both properties on the fence line? What happens when the existing fence doesn’t really represent the property line? It’s said that good fences make good neighbors. I’ll let you decide for yourself, but I must admit that there is definitely fence etiquette to be discussed. The first thing to understand is that fences aren’t there just to create privacy and keep people out. They can serve to keep pets in and add a border to the property. Sometimes they are purely an aesthetic choice. So if your neighbor decides to put up a fence where one hadn’t previously been, don’t just assume that it’s to keep you out or that it’s an unfriendly gesture.