Making an entrance
August 17, 2021 3:50am CST
Whenever I’m out and about around the village, naturally I have a look at other houses as I pass. I like to admire other people’s gardens and take note of good ideas. But some things just make you think ‘WHY?’ This house is one of those. The entrance looks like Fort Knox. I can’t imagine why anyone would put an enormous fence like this, with a massive security gate, right in front of their house. Do they breed wolves or something?? And how does anyone get to the door? Unless they leave the gate unlocked, in which case it seems rather pointless. I’m glad I’m not trying to deliver anything there! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2021.
25 people like this
• United Kingdom
I can understand the desire for privacy, but the space enclosed by that enormous fence and thickly-barred gate must be only about 3 or 4 square metres. The shorter fence panel you can just see to the right borders the railway! Inside that would feel like a prison not an enjoyable private garden, surely! And why didn't they put the fence around all the house?
• United States
sometimes they want to protect the privacy of their family, or maybe something more secret and they can feel comfortable, maybe they are afraid of someone peeking when they are bathing or being dressed openly in the yard. such a high fence is normal for me
• United Kingdom
It really isn't normal here. Most people have just a low fence or wall around their front garden, and although many people have gates at the front they often leave them open. This gives the impression that something really dodgy or dangerous is going on there!
yes that gate or fence is very high indeed. specially in your country that would look weird indeed. but here in my country, houses having fences and gate are just normal. How I wish it is not the case as i love seeing open concept where you can see the front yard or garden of your neighbor. but then most houses here don't have garden at all.