At a house in New South Wales, Australia, by Shane Blue of Bourne + Blue Architecture, a huge sliding door greets visitors and keeps things out of the way. Photo by Simon Whitbread.
The door to this home in Portland boasts a graffiti-resistant paint, rendering even the most tempermental tags temporary.
When Jeff Taylor and Alex Miller designed the Pull House in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, they took “form follows function” one step further: Form describes function. Along the house’s facades, deep window openings pop through the silvery, white-cedar cladding in bright bursts. “The punches of color are points of personal expression,” says Taylor, cofounder of Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design. “They let the vitality of the residents leak out so passersby can experience the inside from the outside."
We received many an inquiry about the color of the front door of the Fisher house on Long Island; it was inspired by an old Land Rover Defender’s hue, which the couple had Benjamin Moore custom-match.
The exterior of a couple’s Eichler in Northern California is punctuated with a bright red door.
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation. Originally, glass doors opened to the deck, but after years of gusty winds, it was decided that a side entrance, protected by a sliding steel door, would be the preferred entrance. Photo by Floto + Warner.
Test patches on the front door of a New Zealand family's house become a unique design statement.