I've amassed a large collection of front doors over the years, its seems whenever I travel or am simply out for a walk or drive in any neighbourhood one of my favourite past times is to admire front door designs. I'm drawn to them for many different reasons whether they're rustic, modern, traditional, formal or utilitarian,,,,country, city or lakeside - they all make a statement that speaks to the architecture, the inhabitants, and the location. The image the front door conveys to me is like a mini story of the life, history and style of the home and the homeowners. Many of the front door photos I have are just too beautiful not to share, like this one above.
I drive by this cedar shake house almost every day, its located about a mile or so down the road from my own house on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. I actually remember taking a photo of this door when we first visited this area a couple of years ago because I was so captivated by the colour combo. Although this appears to be the main door of the building its not one that's used very often and hence the storm door is permanently in place.
This is a classic East Coast style that I see a lot of in Nova Scotia, and I love everything about its traditional coastal charm; the weathered grey cedar shakes, the coloured door, the white trim, the strap hinges, the nautical style lanterns. If you look close you can see the hooks for the window shutters too, the shutters are painted the same colour as the storm door.
Photo by: Carol Reed