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.
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
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.
Courtesy of: Justin Reid
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.
Photo by: Whit Preston
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.
Photo by: Scott Hargis
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.
Photo by: Juliana Sohn
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.
Courtesy of: 2011 Daniel O'Connor / danieloconnorphoto.com
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.