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Our first San Francisco apartment boasted a massive metal security gate. We never loved it, but found it a comfort when our apartment front-door lock was out of commission for way too long. We just wished the gate didn't have to be soooo ugly and mean looking.

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Those gates have such creative potential, don't you think? And goodness knows, we love us some nifty design work in unexpected places...