Stonberg Residence Handrail

Gloucester, MA


Located in Gloucester, minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean, the garden is a focal point of this residence. The railings were designed to appear as a vine, integrated into the adjacent rock architecture and landscape planting, while serving as a handrail available to be gripped at needed places in ascent/descent. The articulation in the patterns cast into the vine iron bar and leaves are fully evident.

The Owner selected Duncan Galvanizing and its Primergalv process because of successful previous project experience. Primergalv is specified where field painting is required. It creates a tenacious bond between the zinc and primer and provides a solid base for the topcoat. The railing, while exposed to a corrosive environment, is protected at its most vulnerable part: where the railing meets the stone at each point of embedment.