I am replacing my neighbors low, 4' tall fence on the side of my yard with a new wooden fence.
I like horizontal fences.
I am going to put the horizontal fence boards between the posts. The span of this fence is 24'. The ground drops away 4' between the bottom of the front fence post and the bottom of the rear fence post.
In the rear, this fence joins a 7' tall gate and fence with 8' tall posts. When joined these fences will make an L shape. See the attached diagram.
I want to use a pleasing design for this fence. I want to make a friendly space and I am unsure which design looks good and importantly won't create a weird or imposing perspective in this smallish sloped and angled space.
The space between the driveway and fence will have landscaping.
Building this is not that difficult, so this may be a bad question. The slope with the taller rear fence makes me wonder what works aesthetically here. I am considering three fence design options.
My question is what looks best when you build a horizontal fence on a slope? Once you have done this five or ten times, what do you learn? What looks right in a space like this?
All advice will be appreciated.
This an inexpensive house from the 80's. They are now adding million dollar homes to the area. Ours is a little too expensive to tear-down, so we have spiffed it up considerably, just adding new siding. There is more to go.
A new front entry and over garage lights are high on the list.
EDIT: Well, the city won't let me build a fence within 20 feet of the street, at the front of my house. I sounds like, if they approve the plans they would allow me to build a 3'6" fence. Neither of these enable me to cover the neighbor's chain-link fence.
EDIT: I did build a gate and small fence. I will use cedar to extending the fence into the backyard. The design will probably be a combination of the bottom sloping design in Option 1, and the stair-step top in Option 3.
EDIT: Here's what I built, the top and landscaping are not finished.
Here is a photo of the front, not exactly showing the area. The old fence and house color is to the left in these photos (my finger too :-), you can see a couple boards and get an idea of where this will go.