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October 21, 2015
Whether giving off an aura of mystery, fun, or hospitality, front doors determine our first impressions of a home. These entryways welcome you inside with some serious spunk.
Modern house design in New Zealand

Test patches of paint on the front door of a family home in New Zealand make a bold design statement that prophesies the structure's equally unique interior. 

 

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Originally appeared in Make Your Parents Happy by Building Them a House
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church renovation connecticut

When Santiago Suarez bought a Baptist chapel in Greenwich, Connecticut and set out to convert it into a modern home, he discussed ways to reinvigorate the familiar church facade with lead architect Gray Organschi. Their response was an undulating white-cedar door that emulates one from a Japanese bar and adds a whimsical air to the otherwise stern exterior. 

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Pink Spanish style door.

This home in Santa Barbara features a bold fuchsia doorway that provides a strong counterpoint to its white stucco walls. 

 

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traditional edwardian exterior

An updated Edwardian home near Toronto, Canada features a wood front door whose warm, burnished treatment is mimicked by the mounted fireplace that hangs above it in a blackened-steel frame. 

 

 

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The bright red front door forms a complete piece with the glass panel beside it, such that the entire piece pivots when the entryway opens. Wolfe, a technology enthusiast, chose to substitute a standard lock and key system for a high-tech thumb-reader mec

A home in Austin, Texas features a entryway that is a dream for any tech enthusiast: instead of a standard lock and key system the door and an attached glass panel pivot open with the touch of a thumb-reader. 

 

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A renovated 1960s Long Island beach bungalow features a sliding panel door with matte marine hardware that will allow it to age gracefully in the salty air. 

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Modern house design in New Zealand

Test patches of paint on the front door of a family home in New Zealand make a bold design statement that prophesies the structure's equally unique interior. 

 

Photo by Matthew Williams. Image courtesy of matthew williams.

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