Test patches of paint on the front door of a family home in New Zealand make a bold design statement that prophesies the structure's equally unique interior.
When Santiago Suarez bought a Baptist chapel in Greenwich, Connecticut and set out to convert it into a modern home, he discussed ways to reinvigorate the familiar church facade with lead architect Gray Organschi. Their response was an undulating white-cedar door that emulates one from a Japanese bar and adds a whimsical air to the otherwise stern exterior.
This home in Santa Barbara features a bold fuchsia doorway that provides a strong counterpoint to its white stucco walls.
An updated Edwardian home near Toronto, Canada features a wood front door whose warm, burnished treatment is mimicked by the mounted fireplace that hangs above it in a blackened-steel frame.
A home in Austin, Texas features a entryway that is a dream for any tech enthusiast: instead of a standard lock and key system the door and an attached glass panel pivot open with the touch of a thumb-reader.
A renovated 1960s Long Island beach bungalow features a sliding panel door with matte marine hardware that will allow it to age gracefully in the salty air.