Entries to Invite, Inspire, Delight
Medieval solidity with simple, unadorned lines lends this front entry an aura of mystic. What treasures lie beyond? What lives are interwoven and celebrated here? A graceful archway exactly duplicates the door's curved top adding symmetry, a pleasing sense of tranquil balance. Perhaps a butler, dignified in tails, quietly opens one of the viewing windows to inspect the faces, illuminated by a pair of matched wall lamps, of all who ring for entry. Perhaps the master and mistress themselves prefer the convenience and discretion of their home's integrated smart wiring system, its panel barely more noticeable than a traditional doorbell. One can only enter if they wish to find the answers.
Natural materials -- ledgestone, exposed timbers, knotty pine -- whisper of times when cowboys drove massive herds across the prairies and sharing tales around a campfire was part of daily living. Two horseshoes -- open ends up to keep good luck in -- an inlaid "set" of Texas longhorns, and an eclectic selection of historic cow brands all say: Howdy friend, come on in and make yourself at home.
Framed by overflowing pots gaily colored flowers, this entry has the carefree ambiance of an English country garden. Oversized paving stones bask in the summer sunshine, ledgestone accent walls create a rich background filled with texture and shadows. Yet take but a step toward the art deco doorway and feel the cooling breezes of a sheltered hideaway.
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