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atomic ranch doors
Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:53 pm
Does anyone have photos of the type of door that would go on a 1950's ranch. Below is a photo of my home. Any suggestions? Also, where can I find the suggested doors?
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:28 am
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:05 am
Those look cool but $2k for a door?
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:16 am
Sweet house, nice roofline & masonry. Although the door faces the street, it's tucked into a niche and isn't really supposed to stand out -- a Wrightian trick employed in many an MCM house. With your nice clean lines, how about a simple solid-core flush door? They're about the most affordable kind you can buy, which might leave you more cash to splurge on low-key but high-quality hardware.
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:28 am
Handsome house! vertical siding, stone, nice entry.
I think a nice simple solid slab door would be nice.
I like a couple of the crestview doors, allowing in a bit of light,
but you don't seem to need the extra decoration that most of them
I like the deep red color choice!
the one thing that jumps, is the white window trim...not that i think it
should be the deep red, but maybe something to ty it into the surrounding
brick? (is that brick?).
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:25 am
I agree. Simple solid core slab door in a red that matches your vertical siding and entry beams. Then all you need is some nice simple hardware to finish it off.
If your looking to add a little "pizzaz," you could always try a vintage escutcheon/back plate... just remember that they will often require a different backset than standard hardware
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:27 am
Nice house. Is the front entry part an addition or was it original?
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:07 am
Thanks for all you responses.
To the earlier question about the brick. It is brick. The window trim is white and was installed over the original stainless steel windows which are visible on the interior of the house are amazing.
Any suggestions on the window trim color?
Actually I was thinking of changing the exterior maroon color to a light grey/sage color. Comments? I saw a house in dallas that had the same brick color as I do and it looked great!
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:25 pm
Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:25 pm
You may want to check construction salvage yards.
See if there's a Habitat for Humanity outlet in your area, I've seen a lot of nice original mid-century doors at the one near us.
Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:33 pm
Is that one in Braeburn Valley?
There is a habitat for humanity place on south loop 610, but I have never seen mod doors there. Crestview in Austin will do installs in Houston I think.
Down in Glenbrook I know these door companies have hauled off who-knows -how many original old doors in favor of the leaded glass kind. I wonder what they do with them? You might check with some of the door companies and see if you can find a vintage one.
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:46 am
Good one TXMOD...how did you know it was in Braeburn Valley? Thanks for the habitat for humanity info. I'll ck it out when I get a chance. Cresrview's doors are nice but I can think of other more inportant removations I need to work on. This house was updated but not in the best of ways. I'm spending a lot of time on ebay searching for light fixtures to replace etc. Let me know if you come across any doors locally. Thanks!
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:12 pm
I remember seeing it while compiling the lists of available mod properties for Houston Mod.