Dwell's Favorite 25 Doors Design Photos And Ideas

A bright yellow front door adds a bold pop of color to the minimal exterior palette.
Mirrored glass allows this holiday home in Mexico to blend in with it's woodland site.
A pivoting door, also made of larch, provides a shortcut to enter the structure as an alternative to the main courtyard entrance.
A palette of stone, concrete, and greenery greets guests at the home’s front entrance.
Olson Kundig's natural and warm architectural palette combines metal, wood, and concrete, set against the blues and greens of the lush surroundings and bay.
The ten-by-six-foot solid wood door has a traditional "waving wood" pattern to the surface.
"We hope that in time the house will make the client's lifestyle better by providing spaces that can change as they progress in life, much like how an outdoor space constantly changes with the environment," say the architects.
Conceived as a glass wall or window that could swing open rather than a typical door, the resulting glass-and-metal piece is so heavy that it required its own foundation! Thanks to clever engineering by Sand Studios, even seven-year-old Macy can operate the 2,000-pound door.
Play area
Ample glazing blurs the distinction between indoors and out.
Sliding doors cast shadows across the concrete floor.
Doonan stands next to the front door.  “We have flamboyance, and we’re not inhibited about anything. Gray Organschi gave [the house] that intellectual rigor needed to make it beautiful. We were well matched.”—Resident Simon Doonan
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Villa H | sliding doors blend in- and outdoor space
Open enclosures and connections to adjacent living spaces keep the home inviting and airy rather than densely packed—a key feature for an owner of two dogs: Ben, a whippet, and Flynn, an Irish gypsy dog.
The front door dissolves into the facade.
Entry hall with Ingo Mauer chandelier
An oversized mahogany door provides a grand entrance to the complex.

Modern doors are all about first impressions, whether it's installed on the exterior or interior. Endlessly customizable, crafted out of metal or wood, they have the power to reconfigure any space. Ideas for modern folding, sliding, and swing doors abound in our collection.