Sunday, July 22, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Solid portals


Toby's fun architectural Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors is back, and we look for portals of style as well as function. From a recent trip to to the state capitol in Hartford, I saw this and considered it a nice opening in its elegant 1879 design. Of course, we may see this as an office door. notwithstanding the marble floor, granite trim, bold victorian colors and what we rarely see any more, a transom window. All evoke the past, yet what I find the most attractive is the door - not what we see today as hollow core or a plywood core (under cheaper modern wood) but solid wood. Everywhere. We couldn't afford doors like this today, let alone the marble - we certainly could use 150 ft² (14 m²) of that and 50 linear ft (15 m) in our dining room. Who couldn't? See pleasing doors and windows at this fun meme!


5 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Old doors sure were solid! I cannot remember the last time I saw a transom window. Hmmm.

Sara said...

Good, solid wood everywhere - those were the days. And beautiful raised panels and carved decor too.

VioletSky said...

these are the kind of doors that make me want to run my fingers over the wood. in a caressing way.

toby said...

Oh gorgeous! I would also love to feel that wood, it looks wonderful. I also think that the solidity of these doors makes the whole place seem trustworthy - a lucky quality for those working here!

Willow said...

And the doors seem very well maintained which is pleasing because as you stated, you can't purchase new doors or jambs or transoms like those any more.