Building & Renovating

Gate Designs for Modern Minimalist Homes

These sophisticated gates and fences are perfect for sleek and modernist houses

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno & @gargarchitects (Main Photos)

Do the words “gate design” immediately conjure images of curlicued, wrought iron wonders worthy of Buckingham Palace? Now what if your aesthetics veer more towards modernist lines, cast-in-place concrete, and overall minimalism?

Then make your gate design match your home style. Check out these sleek but highly creative gates by various manufacturers and designers that are anything but boring.

Intricate but graphic

The interlocking lines and curves of this gate by @bilalirsheid_interior are playful and elegant at the same time.

READ: 10 Beautiful Gate Designs From Around the World

Modernist tropical

The repetitive simplicity of this gate/fence in India by Garg Architects emulates the block-style massings of the house design.

Staggered lines

A staggered pattern of linear cuts plus brick-finish posts gives this Vancouver gate an Arts-and-Crafts-era appeal.


Intricate but sharply modern patterns can work for a modern-minimalist house. Check out these laser-cut patterns that cast interesting shadows on the driveway.

READ: There’s a New Design for Gates, and it’s Laser-Cut

Metal and glass

Translucent or frosted glass insets add a delicate, glamorous quality to the wrought iron gates of this UK home.

Linear and simple

Horizontal wooden bands on a gate make a straightforward and simple design statement (try this for a Japanese-style or tropical-modern home).

Bold patterns

The diagonal lines and eye-catching black frame create a dramatic first impression for this designer gate. 

To see more pictures of the house in the main photo above, click here. 

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