Alta Stainless Gate Latch: Contemporary Retreat in Santa Cruz Mountains

We had the opportunity to visit this absolutely beautiful rental home in the wooded Santa Cruz mountains in California where one of our stainless gate latches is installed.

Contemporary Gate in Santa Cruz MountainsTucked in among the trees, the custom mahogany gate is a hint at what lies behind.

Custom Contemporary Courtyard Entry Gate in Santa Cruz Mountains
Custom Contemporary Courtyard Entry Gate in Santa Cruz Mountains

The client, Dan Sullivan, of Dan Sullivan Construction grew up in this house and lovingly remodeled it into the vacation rental that it now is. Dan wanted gate hardware that would complement his custom gate design, and chose the Alta Stainless Latch.

Stainless Steel Alta Gate Latch with Round Deadbolt on Mahogany custom Gate
Stainless Steel Alta Gate Latch with Round Deadbolt on Mahogany Custom Gate

Alta Contemporary Stainless Steel Gate Latch and Deadbolt on Mahogany Gate

Stainless Steel Contemporary Gate Latch on Custom Mahogany Gate

The weather was sunny and crisp the day we visited, and we couldn’t help but take photos of the pool and plantings while we wandered the property.

Santa Cruz Mountains Contemporary Retreat Gate ProjectContemporary AirBnb Santa Cruz Mountains Pool Gate Hardware

Contemporary Gate Hardware on AirBnB in Santa Cruz

Contemporary Gate Latch Stainless Steel in Santa Cruz

When we visit projects, we like to take photos of parts that show off interesting techniques, best practices, or creativity. This gate setup had those in spades.

Exterior of Contemporary Mahogany Gate with Stainless Gate Hardware
Exterior of Contemporary Mahogany Gate with Stainless Gate Hardware

Wood Gate Stop – this gate was built of mahogany. Rather than use regular posts, they clad the post area with mahogany and added wood jambs to install the hinges to. On the opposite side of the opening, that jamb was the basis of the wood gate stop, which added a great measure of function while blending into the gate and not taking away from the look.

Wooden gate stop and wood jamb

Wood Gate Stop and Jamb with Gate Latch Strike and Deadbolt Strike
Wood Gate Stop and Jamb with Gate Latch Strike and Deadbolt Strike

Copper Cap:- the top of the gate had end-grain wood in it, so they designed in a copper cap to run the length of the top of the gate.

Copper Cap on Mahogany Gate
Copper Cap on Mahogany Gate

Using the correctly sized hinge for the gate: These hinges are 5″ x 5″ size heavy duty ball-bearing, and are just the right size for this gate.

Emtek 96416 Heavy Duty Ball Bearing Square Corner Hinges
Heavy Duty Ball Bearing Square Corner Hinges

If you’re thinking of visiting the Santa Cruz Mountains, we encourage you to check out this wonderful retreat. See more photos and get more information on Airbnb.

Santa Cruz Mountains Courtyard Entry Gate - Hidden Garden
Santa Cruz Mountains Courtyard Entry Gate – Hidden Garden