arched doorway
Photo: Leah Vinluan

Arched Shutters

The front door of any house says volumes about its style—and the tastes of its occupants.

With its twin sconces, urns, and half-moon shutters, this arched doorway is a study in symmetry—with one exception: one panel of the six-panel door is glazed to create a clever peephole. Limestone voussoirs—wedge-shaped stones that form the arch—anchored by a prominent keystone provide depth to the portal, which is counterbalanced by the cheery red door.

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