6 Historic Home Front Door Designs That Make A Statement

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There’s something compelling about a historic home that has a stunning front door — especially when you choose one that’s unique in character, design or color.

The front door to your home can set the tone for your entire house. It can be formal and architecturally ornate, understated and welcoming, simplistic and utilitarian. The options are endless and often depend on what you are trying to communicate to the outside world, as well as how well you would like it to integrate into the style of your home.

To maintain historical accuracy, home-owners should choose a door style that represents the period of the home. Even within that period there are likely variations that can be considered, so don’t worry about choices. You’ll have all the choices you want . You are only limited by your taste and budget.

To give you a glimpse into the world of period doors, here’s 6 historic front door designs that make these historic homes and buildings stand-out.

These doors are just a few examples of door styles from the mid 19th Century to the mid 20th Century. When renovating an older home consider making a bold statement with your front door. The options are to find an antique door that works for your home, or to purchase the right door from a manufacturer that specializes in period doors.

For more information on choosing the right door for your historic home contact Irvine Construction. We have more than 35 years of experience specializing in historic home restorations and can assist you with finding a door to match your home.

Photo Credits:
American Victorian: www.theornamentalist.com
Arts & Crafts: ShamaWood in British Columbia
Edwardian: voyseyandjones.wordpress.com
American Beaux Arts: Le Palais de Couchant, Beverly Hills, CA
Twenties and Thirties: salvo.co.uk
The Modern Movement: www.frontdoor.online/mid-century-front-door/


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