187 Doors Exterior Design Photos And Ideas

House in an Orchard rests upon a reinforced concrete foundation and resembles a mushroom with its organic shape.
"The sliding door, when you open it, opens a large chunk of living space that more than doubles the perceived space," says Christoph Kaiser. "The big aperture moves and connects you with the lush, desert garden."
Sunlight floods the interiors through the greenhouse volume.
A new addition with a steel structure clad in hardwood screens was created at the rear of the house.
A wood pivot door with a recessed, custom-cut coir doormat.
A glass entry connects the addition and offers a clear view of—and direct access to–the natural landscape surrounding the site.
The view from the kitchen to the garage.
A spectacular southeast-facing view greets guests in the great room. Full-height Fleetwood glazed doors pivot open to connect the living spaces with nature outside.
A buffer space between the living area and the front yard.
On the ground floor of the three-level house is a front yard and parking area with a few tall trees.
Wide, low ceilings frame views toward the horse arena, while also creating visual tension between the interiors and the lush landscape outdoors.
The front door is accessed by a 'floating' concrete bridge that bisects the two wings of the house.
Architect Maurice McKenzie was inspired by symmetrical design, and the resulting linear and stark-white architecture makes a statement against the dry desert terrain. Photo by: JUCO
The entry floor now boasts the striking Hex Clip pattern from Clé Tile. Horner also installed custom shelving and a floating bench, both fabricated from birch plywood.
The entry was ready for an overhaul. Says Horner, "When we first walked up to the house we knew we had to change the front door. It had such a perfect layout for a pivot door—it became our main focus." A solid panel door and sidelight were replaced with a large, glass pivoting door, bringing in much-needed light to the entry.
The angle of the wall also enables the home to capture the ever shifting light entering from the southern side of the building.
A Japanese-style tatami room is located at the left corner of the ground level, and connected to a small outdoor terrace.
This metallic gold door shines bright to welcome guests to L.A.'s Hotel Covell. Against a backdrop of more textural, aged elements like brick walls, it's a chic, smooth, glam touch.
A sliding wooden door marks the entrance to the interior courtyard of the home. The residence consists of three connected volumes of different heights wrapping around the center of the podium, and the spaces inside them carefully scaled: small enough for introspection, and large enough to take in the landscape.
An attentive sensitivity to site played into nearly every aspect of both the exterior andinterior spaces of the home. Architect Peter Rose collaborated with landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, who worked to craft and maintain the wild, organic feel of the environs. Will Parry, a local builder, custom-fabricated all of the sustainably harvested Spanish cedar-and-glass windows and skylights throughout. Here, a vertical-swinging window at the end of the entry hallway opens directly to a lush expanse of vegetation.
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Dunbar and Astrakhan's low-cost, high-impact tour de force is a storefront facade constructed from salvaged double-insulated window glass panels arranged in a shingle pattern.
By scouring shops, sales, and auctions, George Marrone amassed a giant trove of postwar furniture. He and his partner, Michael Nocera, applied that same work ethic to a 1959 home in Wilmington, Delaware, which they patched up over two years. The couple’s bulldogs stand guard at the flagstone entrance. The door, still with its Space Age knobs, is painted Flaming Torch by Behr. The brass wallhanging above the landing is by C. Jeré.
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.
Aranzazu House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Ample glazing blurs the distinction between indoors and out.
A custom pivot door by Archispec opens onto a foyer with a poured-concrete floor. The oil painting at right is by Derrick Buisch.
A pivoting door, also made of larch, provides a shortcut to enter the structure as an alternative to the main courtyard entrance.
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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Floor-to-ceiling wood-framed glazing frames views of the outdoors.
The window frames, side gate, and front door were brightened with custom shades from Johnstone’s Paint—a playful blue-yellow-orange color scheme that is carried throughout the house.
The rope door pulls are Rich’s creation.
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
Reclaimed bricks and a pivoting, weathered steel door speak to the industrial flavor and salvaged materials found throughout this office renovation by architecture studio Linehouse. The result is a design that is both dramatic in form and texture, but subtle in its natural palette.
The bright yellow door adds a playful touch to a concrete abode. There is ample storage for surf gear throughout the dwelling, creating a connection between inside and out.
The front door of this house in Scotland is built from charred cedar boards—a traditional way of fireproofing wood developed in Japan. In this case, the effect on the front door is likely more aesthetic than preventative, though you can never be too careful.
Mirrored glass allows this holiday home in Mexico to blend in with it's woodland site.
An oversized mahogany door provides a grand entrance to the complex.
Operable doors and windows and doors provide fresh air ventilation off a newly created interior courtyard space.
The minimalist interiors are paneled in pin
Generous overhangs and period lighting speak to the house's era while sliding glass doors create outdoor access.
Updated siding and new windows create a cohesive exterior look.
Outside, larch-wood shutters offer the residents privacy.
A common theme of the remodel was the incorporation of salvaged material, both from the original house and outside sources. Collaborating with Peter Buley of Analog Modern, the original hemlock fir joists of the house were repurposed into the main entry door. Adjacent to the door is a bench made from a heart pine beam, sourced by Buley. The beam had been charred during a circa-1900 fire, and subsequently painted over during the last 100 years. The unique piece now finds its home in the entry foyer.
A mid-century modern color palette decorates the exterior.  Brightly colored doors highlight the home's entry.
Carly and Brad rearranged the former entry closet area to form a small vestibule that would block the direct view to the kitchen upon arrival. Instead of covering it with wallpaper, they created a custom stencil and painted it themselves on Cristmas Eve. They used the colors that are used throughout the house, while the triangles take cues from the triangles that exist on the original door.
The entrance opens into a light-filled hall, with a Marcel Wanders chandelier and a Luna console table by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance.
The grand entrance to Amizmiz House in Marrakesh.
“The bank of full-height windows brings in tons of southern light, but it also gives the stable a strong street presence, and it ties into the stick-built window pattern already established at the entry to the main house,” Schaer says. The locally-sourced Douglas fir windows and doors were provided by Lindal Cedar Homes.
Living spaces are provided not only on the interior, but the exterior as wall. Large overhangs provide some protection from the elements.

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.