Jul 2, 2012

Fabulous Front Entrances :: Letterboxes with Panache

On a delightful walk in the streets around my house,
I happened upon some quite fabulous letterboxes.
Like this one in corten steel, a gabion cage of river stones
+ stainless steel numbers.
Far from the often-boring varieties sold by the millions at hardware stores,
these letterboxes show what can be achieved with a little imagination.

It possibly doesn't look quite as huge in a picture, 
but this eucalyptus post measures about 400 x 400 mm and stands about 2500 mm high. That was some tree it came from.

Built from masonry, the bricks have been rendered and painted
in a soft mauve grey which matches the bark of the gum tree seen 
just behind it. 
It's simple but eye-catching for the postie.

Another solid timber post, 
with the letterbox carved into it.

Apart from making life more interesting for the postie,
and being a spot to clearly define the street number for visitors,
an interesting letterbox can provide an architectural link to a house,
with a little preview of what may be in store inside.

It's definitely part of what makes up a 
Fabulous Front Entrance. 

images :: blue fruit


  1. I love the s.p.a.c.e in these images - Copenhagen living is somewhat crammed, we don't have room for such fab front entrances :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend Virginia, we had sunshine and loads of ice-cream :)))

  2. What a unique post idea...love the eucalyptus letterbox!!


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