This door is from a similar style of
Italianate which was described on a
past door’s post. The main differences between this and the one I described
to you on are the color and window placements.
Today’s house is brick painted to look like cream stucco with brown details and the other was painted a bright white with black details.
The door is made of a beautiful rich
brown wood. I don’t know which kind
of wood might have been prevalent during the house’s original construction. I believe the past post had a commenter speculating pine wood with a dark stain or mahogany wood.
The two arched windows in the door are lovely and allow curtains or visibility, when pulled open to “peek” at visitors on the porch. The beveled glass reveals signs of bubbles, indicating older age of glass.
The brick stairs gradually leading up to the porch show great craftsmanship almost like level terraces.
This home was on a home tour in 1990.
It is described in the program as:
“Double sided Italianate brick painted cream color. It was built in 1867 by J. J. Shur.
The curved window hoods indicate the beginning of more elaborate building techniques.
The bay window has been the site of at least three weddings.
As you look at this house, you note
the unique framing of each window.
The home has three similar sized windows across the second story.
On the left side of the home facing from the street, you notice above mentioned bay window. Each of the three windows on the first level bay window have unique details, which distinguishes and identifies its period.
The roofing has brackets which match the elaborate window framing.
I liked the decorations they have for
the Autumn months. When the wreath is lit, you see gold and orange lights.
When you see this house in the daylight, you may note the wreath is made of grapevine interwoven with artificial leaves on a strand. The matching smaller wreaths on the windows of the door really set this off beautifully.
The mums placed on the steps complete an attractive October presentation.
I really enjoy potted chrysanthemums, often known as simply, “mums.” They are my birthday months flower, while my Mom loved pink or lavender to match her Victorian pastel color scheme, I embrace bright orange – yellow and the reds or burgundy.
If you like mums, let me know which color you prefer to see.
Our landlords set a bale of hay on both sides of our entry’s gardens. There is a scarecrow on one side with a pumpkin while the other side has two pumpkins.
I like the way they change the hanging pots which hang from hooks pushed into the dark brown mulch. Now they have a burgundy mum on one side and a yellow mum on the other side.
“Our” apartment building’s summer garden flowers were impatiens. They have been taken out due to dying from frosty nights. There are still two “fire bushes” on either side of our door. They are just starting to turn that gorgeous jeweled red which looks like a blaze of “fire.”
What are you doing to decorate the outside of your home? Do you have potted mums or planted perrenials?
This Thursday’s Doors post is thanks to Norm Frampton who has his own weekly door post, as well as others who are linked with his blog. Join the fun or stop by and visit at: