Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Here is a close-up of the gate from yesterday that so entranced Letty. It is a doozey, isn't it?

Known as the Moriarty House [after the owner], this was designed by Eric Nicholls in 1940 and built in 1942, Nicholls being another of WBG's partners in he GSDA. For mine, is art-deco style, but speak up if I am wrong. I am known for taking a long-bow, but here I have a choice of two. Firstly, this design could be in homage to Griffin's contour focus for his roads, although this example of gate is on Edinburgh Road which is broad and straight with just a couple of kinks. However, the gentle cascade of sods of newly ploughed earth also comes to mind.

The rock used in the pillars and fence are a direct reference to the rock used by Griffin in his houses.


diane b said...

Quite a contrast with the stone wall. Striking ornate and hard to paint.

head in the sun said...

Oh yeah - it does look like furrows in a paddock doesn't it?
I don't like the gate up close.
But I love it when seen against the house - those geometrical curves are the perfect foil for those straight lines.
Just in general chatter - do you know what I don't like? I don't like it when you can't see a house's face.
It's like a fringe hiding the eyes.
I like a garden to frame a house not obscure it.

head in the sun said...

Check out the use of stone in this little house in Brazil.

Joe said...

It is a very unique design Julie. I have never seen another one like it.

Ali Crehan said...

Good to see you back.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Unlike Letty I prefer the gate wihtout the house.