(shut the) front door

We have two doors in the front of our house.

house

This one goes into the living room. I don't especially like that feature and there are other homes with the same configuration on our block wherein the porch has been converted into an entry with a closet and a window. Sometimes we talk about doing that to our house but we like our porch. And where would we keep the firewood?

roof

This other "front door" goes into the kitchen. In hindsight, I realize that we should have made a larger entry at this part of the house when we built it. Just inside the door are hooks and a place for boots and recycling and cases of beverages but it's not a pretty sight. It's too small.

But you know what we say?
Say la vee!


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Comments

There seems to be a strange trend in architecture to have entryways in places that don't make sense in how we use our houses. Out here in the country I laugh at all the houses with front doors--that lead to nothing but pasture or yard because NO SIDEWALKS. My MIL has such a door. It's never, ever used. Yet she leaves the door and front stoop alone and treats it like it IS in use, never puts furniture or plants in front of it, never reconsiders her space.
Around here the main entrance is never a "front door." Yet we still build houses with them prominently placed.
Anonymous said…
Oh bb, I love the exterior of your home. It's how I found you!

Keep the front porch by all means. It's charming, and yes, it's the perfect place for the wood.

I wish I had a solution for your entry "issues" but they would all be frightfully expensive, so I too say Say la vee!

jbhat
Anonymous said…
Oh bb, I love the exterior of your home. It's how I found you!

Keep the front porch by all means. It's charming, and yes, it's the perfect place for the wood.

I wish I had a solution for your entry "issues" but they would all be frightfully expensive, so I too say Say la vee!

jbhat
One day I'm going to knock on one of those front doors and freak you the fuck out.

NO wait. That sounds really creepy.

You know what I mean.
Duyvken said…
What a charming house! We have 1 front door at the moment and it leads straight into the kitchen, which is also where all the toys and books currently are. It's.... interesting. I prefer doors that lead into hallways or small foyers rather than straight into the living spaces but you work with what you've got, right?
Ginnie said…
And where would you hang the prayer flags? (They are prayer flags, right? I seem to remember Tibetan ones for your brother' big adventure. Or something.)
Paola said…
Don't you dare touch that front porch!
It's wonderful.

Kim, be careful to do that. I didn't even approach the door and the very protective Oldest was looking at me with mean eyes.
But I need more than that to be scared off, so I kept on screaming and jumping all through my way to that front door on the porch. Just like a 5 year old would do.
Oldest took pity on me, obviously.
The Coffee Lady said…
I am always amazed that American houses actually look like that; just as amazed as US bloggers are when I post pictures of Lakeland fields.

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