Inspiration: You'll Want to 'Steel' This Idea

Here's a clever idea for a modern address monument using a section of rusted steel beam.

Modern House Numbers '130' Palm Springs font, vertical orientation, Brushed Aluminum finish installed on a free standing section of a rusted steel beam. Set into the lawn near the driveway.

8" Palm Springs Numbers, Brushed Aluminum Finish | photo: Dalene & Andrew N.

How great is this detail? We've got an affinity for rusted steel here in Tucson, and this installation really grabbed our attention! We absolutely love this clever use of a piece of steel beam to create a stunning, eye-catching address monument.

Pro Tip: When your entry is set back, or if the space near the entry is limited, consider creating a free-standing address monument. You can get creative with wood, steel, or even a boulder. This allows for a highly visible address and reflects your sense of style.

Dalene & Andrew chose our Palm Springs numbers in brushed aluminum. This combination creates gorgeous contrast for better visibility, and a richness of textures and tones. It's modern and oh-so memorable. Go ahead! 'Steel' this idea for your own project!

See this creative placements of modern house numbers with different styles.

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rick mclain, author

Rick is a licensed architect at Repp McLain Design & Construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and an MS from the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he’s not designing and fabricating he enjoys spending time with Brandy, Jack, Avery & Taylor and restoring his grandfather’s Ford pickup truck. Learn more about Rick on LinkedIn.

You can learn more about Rick on the Repp McLain Website, on LinkedIn, at the AIA Website, or on Facebook.

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