Deceptive in its simplicity, this window's unadorned façade is offset by wood and brick to become an integrated, geometric whole. A double gabled roofline on one side creates a balanced end point to the house, a sense of completeness. Angular detailing on the chimney top subtly echoes the shapes below.
Like a magic house of mirrors, this dramatic entryway appears to go on forever changing patterns and adornments but always maintaining its graceful arch. On guard in front, a spiny sentry flanked by four junior cacti stands proudly in a sandy island surrounded by inlaid brick walkway – the geometric design a striking contrast to the graceful arches beyond.
Symmetry reigns supreme at this front door. Matched pairs of terra cotta planters and wrought iron carriage lanterns appear as punctuation points on the surround's smooth, limestone tiles. Richly stained, double doors hint at welcoming coolness just beyond. Even nature has been tamed with twin topiary trees and sunny yellow flowers carefully balanced and meticulously shaped on either side.
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