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March 27, 2014
The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.
traditional edwardian exterior

Mounted in a blackened steel frame, the wood front door to this home near Toronto, Canada, shines with a warm, burnished glow. The glass window just beside provides a promising glimpse of the domestic spaces just beyond. Photo by Shai Gil.

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Originally appeared in Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario
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In this retreat outside Chicago, Illinois, recessed hardware joins sliding glass doors to the hints of wood lining that lie just beneath a corugated metal exterior.

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Justin Reid
Originally appeared in New Grass Roots
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a close-up shot of the home's renovated exterior

A renovation in Austin, Texas, carried color to the exterior through a new door. In a custom shade of teal, this door reflects the renovation's objectives of bringing color and light streaming back into a mid-century masterpiece. Photo by Whit Preston.

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the front door of a renovated Eichler home in the early evening

A slatted wood fence diffuses light, sheltering the glass front door of this California Eichler home from the eyes of travelers on the road below. Photo by Scott Hargis.

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Originally appeared in A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
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church renovation connecticut

The replica of a door to a Japanese sushi bar, this white cedar door to a former Baptist chapel in Greenwich, Connecticut, adds character to a stern, familiar, New England facade. Photo by Juliana Sohn.

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The door itself is made of white oak and was fabricated by a friend. The slats on the lower half of the door put me in mind of a sunburst, but Michl says, "We went through 40 different designs, and lots and lots of sketches. We wanted something simple, bu

Architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio designed a new screen door and glass awning to enhance views of the mountains from his parents' house in Boulder, Colorado. Photo by Daniel O'Connor.

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Originally appeared in The Glass Awning
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Tiny Studio Cabin by Hinterland Design

The bright red door to a children's book illustrator's 200-square-foot studio in British Columbia shows a splash of color can help bring fairy tales to life.

Originally appeared in Tiny Studio Cabin by Hinterland Design
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traditional edwardian exterior

Mounted in a blackened steel frame, the wood front door to this home near Toronto, Canada, shines with a warm, burnished glow. The glass window just beside provides a promising glimpse of the domestic spaces just beyond. Photo by Shai Gil.

Photo by Shai Gil.

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