This sign is located in a residential neighborhood. The homeowners have listed the house on HomeAway and wanted a sign letting guests know they'd arrived at their destination.
‘The Lake House’ is the description of the house as it is listed on Homeaway. The arrow pointing to the left indicates the lot in which the guests should park.
The sign needed to catch the guests’ attention yet embrace subtle design in a nod of consideration to the neighbors.
After designing the custom fonts, I plasma cut ‘The Lake House’ out of the 3/16” steel panel, behind which an old fence board from the property was placed. The fence board color and texture blends perfectly with the color of the stones on the wall.
The ‘parking’ letters and arrow were plasma cut, then plug welded to the steel panel.
Angle iron frames the sheet. The sign nests into a mounting bracket anchored to the wall.
What I like to call ‘well marbled’ steel was used for this project. ‘Well weathered’ might be another term. I sealed the sign with clear lacquer to maintain the distressed look of the metal and to retard rust streaks on the stone wall. I finished off with my touchmark on the face of the sign, subtly placed but present nonetheless.
Overall dimensions are 18” tall x 38.5” long x 3” raised off of the wall.
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