How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

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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.
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  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.

    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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  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.

    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.
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  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 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.
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  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.

    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.
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  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.

    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.
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  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.

    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.
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  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.

    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.

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