Los Angeles wooden arbor, pergola, patio cover, fence, deck, driveway gate, entry gate, garden gate, tree house and play house designer and builder.

Peter A. Kirsch-Korff

Wood Arbors, Decks, Fences & Gates - Builder

Los Angeles      Pasadena      Hollywood      La Canada      Malibu

Medieval Spanish Style Wooden Driveway Gates with a Distressed Finish - Pasadena (near Los Angeles) 
Los Angeles Wood Entry Gates - Mediterranean Villa      Wood Pergola Over Brick Walkway  - Glendale/Los Angeles, California      Medieval Spanish Driveway Gates      Mission Sytle Wood Dining Arbor - San Rafael, California


Mediterranean, Medieval & Tudor Styles

I enjoy working with traditional European styles. The Mediterranean, Medieval and Tudor styles are perfect for neo Mediterranean , French Revival, Italian Renaissance, and English Tudor style homes.

For examples of my work in these styles please click on an image above. Below is more information about how I achieve these styles, along with links to related web sites.


Design Elements For Arbors, Fences, Decks & Gates

Wood: I like to use larger rough timbers, typically in the color range of dark browns or stained to that distinctive "old world" color.

Joinery: I recommend using modern construction techniques that produce the same effect as period construction methods, and add decorative pegs or rough heavy nails to enhance the look.

Metalwork: Decorative hand beaten iron strapping and heavy metal "hand forged" studs can be used to enhance the effect.

Lighting: Since mood is such an important aspect recreating this style, I recommend using hand crafted metal candle lanterns.


Additional Resources and Related Links

Here are some books and links I recommend for this style (links may earn a commission).




Homes & Courtyards: 28 Beautifully Designed Homes for Outdoor Living by Bassenian / Lagoni Architects

This has photos and plans for 23 homes that include Mediterranean style courtyards, decks, patios and other outdoor spaces and gardens.




Santa Barbara Style by Kathryn Masson

This book offers photos of Mediterranean gardens and outdoor architecture found in Santa Barbara and Montecito.



Sun-Drenched Gardens: The Mediterranean Style  by Jan Smithen

Photos of 25 Mediterranean gardens will give you ideas and insights about how to create your own sun drenched style.


Mediterranean Gardener  by Hugo Latymer

This book offers lots of inspiration and photos of gardens and Mediterranean exterior architecture.


You might also be interested in these online resources.




Permission is granted to anyone who wants to
use my work for inspiration outside of the LA area.

Redwood Garden Arbor - Pasadena
Pasadena Mangaris TM deck before patio cover
Modern Horizontal Wood Fence - Los Angeles, CA
Wooden Treehouse with Club House - Malibu
Pool Equipment Enclosure - Beverly Hills, CA






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Serving the Los Angeles area communities of Altadena, Arcadia, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Brentwood, Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Encino, Glendale, Glendora, Granada Hills, Hancock Park, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta-Montrose, Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Malibu, Monrovia, Northridge, North Hills, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena, Pomona, Porter Ranch, Rancho Cucumonga, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, South Pasadena, Studio City, Van Nuys, West Hills, West Hollywood, Westwood, and West Los Angeles.

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