Thursday, February 15, 2007

Front Door Dilemma

I don't know if you've already heard, but David Erwin (over at Erwin House) has started a business that sells 1950s-inspired doors called Crestview Doors. Until now, I had not really considered the need for a new front door. The one we currently have is fine (although I don't believe that it is original to the home), painted white with eight square panels, it really screams boring. Well, needless to say, I am now seriously thinking about purchasing one of those doors. Here is a very primitive "drawing" of my current front door (was this style even popular in the 1950s?):

Walking through my neighborhood, I can see that many of the homes still retain their original front door - many of which resemble those at Crestview Doors perfectly. I love all the doors, but one style in particular (The Woodrow) completely enthralls me. I first saw it in this home that was for sale a few months ago (near my own home):

I love this door!!! I don't know why, I just do...I must have it.


StuccoHouse said...

Those ranch doors bring back a lot of memories. I grew up in a 1950-60s ranch neighborhood. When I babysat in the neighborhood, those front door windows used to freak me out cuz anyone at the front door could see right in. Creepy when you were in a strange house last at night. It got trendy back then to put contact paper in the windows so people couldn't see in.

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AutumnHeart said...

One of the few things that disappoints me about having a "smaller" house is the limitations on front doors. Way back in the day we talked about getting a big round entranceway, or double doors, or a half-moon window on top... but now we're pretty limited to standard entry doors.

Both Lowes and Home Depot sell this beautiful medieval-style entry door -- heavy wood with wrought iron crosswork over a small porthole window.

50s is another way to go, though :D

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