If the front door is the first impression of a home, what does an unusual door say? Even with a rather typical exterior, an unexpected front door can show that you're creative, artistic or like fantasy fiction. From Pantone stained glass to hobbit entries, these doors are anything but ordinary.
1. A 17-foot high door made from 40 sections of Burmese teak connected by 80 ball bearings and 160 pulleys. By Matharoo Associates.
2. D-Shaped pivoting door by Robert Harvey Oshatz
3. Pantone slide swatch glass door by Armin Blasbichler Studio
4. 'Inception' door for a family of four by Armin Blasbichler Studio
5. Art Nouveau door at 6 rue du Lac in Brussels by Ernest De Lune
6. A colorful pinwheel-inspired garage door at Mary Ann Moss's 'Moss Cottage'
7. Giant wood grain door by MiNARC
8. Round red door in Ontario, Canada
9. Pink damask print door painted by Allison Cosmos
10. Reclaimed wood paneled door by Edward Suzuki Associates
11. Oblong wood pivot door by Marzia Chierichetti
12. Rainbow striped door
13. Giant recessed wood paneled door surrounded by pink and yellow
14. Sculptural wooden door in Spain
15. Ornate graffiti door in Paris
(Images: 1. Matharoo Associates; 2. Cameron Neilson/Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect; 3. Armin Blasbichler Studio; 4. Armin Blasbichler Studio; 5. Steve Cadman; 6. Pam Garrison; 7. MiNARC/Houzz; 8. All Things Architecture; 9. Allison Cosmos/Apartment Therapy; 10. Yasuhiro Nukamura/Arch Daily; 11. Debi Treloar; 12. Elsie Larson/Sweet Home Style; 13. Casa de Valentina; 14. Close It Armored Doors; 15. Sonja Caldwell/Etsy)
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