Commuting Success – #ThursdayDoors

Build in 1824, featuring working shutters and a fan louver for attic ventilation.

As I mentioned last week, some of the doors I was able to photograph during my evening commute were visible only because the trees are bare. After responding to some comments about that side-benefit of winter, I realized two things: 1) despite the fact that I began this week behind a shovel, winter is coming to an end, and 2) This will be the last time I’ll experience this commute in winter. While some of these houses are in a nearby town, they aren’t on a road I normally travel.

As you might expect, I decided to collect a few more of these doors on my way home, this week. I managed to avoid the traffic for the houses in the gallery today, but I was forced to keep moving while I drove past other nice old houses. Maybe I’ll have another opportunity before the leaves start popping out. If not, maybe the Editor will have a reason to toss me out of the house this time next year.

I hope the warmer weather gives me an opportunity to find a parking space and get some proper door photos of one of the subjects in my to-door list.

Until then, I still have all of your doors to drool over, but only if you share them. Door Central is still up in snow country with Norm, but I can only guess as to how he’ll have us sharing our doors. Maybe a comment on his page – that’s easy, because the doors he shares are always worth leaving a comment. He might have a new, safe-from-spam list for us to try. He might just ask us to leave a link in a comment. Whatever the options are, please take a few minutes to visit Norm’s site and share your doors – it’s easy, and we want to see them.


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    1. I think that’s what I like most about some of these homes, GP, they break the mold. Some have survived for well over 100 years, even though the neighborhood they’re in has been built or rebuilt with more modern looking homes. Somehow, these still fit in. I applaud the people who have kept them in good shape all this time.

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  1. Lovely homes. But I have to wonder if you will be one day be turned into the local police for going around neighborhoods with your camera flashing. “But officer, I needed new blog doors” probably won’t cut it in the excuse department…

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    1. I don’t usually take photos of residences, unless the house if for sale (for that reason) but these have been too pretty to pass up. It’s funny, but I do see other people who appear to be taking pictures (maybe not in the winter) as they walk around. I’m guessing they are trying to capture the sky, the clouds or perhaps just the whole scene, but they are snagging a door or two in the process. I think, if you own a historic home, you probably get a few people a year taking a picture of it, especially the ones in the town’s Historic District.

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        1. Ha ha – I never enter private property to take theses photos. It is legal to take pictures of private property, a long as you’re taking them from public property. That said, I’m not eager to try to explain that to the local police. I avoid being a nuisance. I work so as not to be a danger to myself or others and I DO NOT trespass (as far as I know). I know how Norm feels about bail.

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  2. This looks like a beautiful neighbourhood to be driving through on your commute. I would not be objecting at all to such a fine view. At the end though, my favourite is the very first one with the curved porch and yellow door. This house shouts ‘welcome’!

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  3. Great doors, windows and homes. The first home with the curved front porch and the yellow door is outstanding. The decorative window panes and etched glass door and great dormers….what’s not to like?! Hats off to the owners who keep these old beauties in tip top shape. Not an easy task.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  4. I love these older homes. The home with solar panels surprised me. They allow old homes to do that? Certain restrictions apply in areas of my town. What do you call that curvy window in the middle of the roof? I love the way that looks–like you are taking a peek at the outside world. Great doors, Dan.

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    1. Thanks Lois. The house with the solar panels is just outside the Historic District, so they can do whatever they want. I doubt you could install them on a house in the district, unless it was on the side of the roof facing away from the road. The district runs north-south, so very few houses have good exposure for solar.

      The little window is called and eyebrow window. They are finally making those as somewhat prefab add-ons, in case you want one.

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    1. Keep your eyes on the road, Wendy! (says the guys with all the drive-by photos). I’d love to spend some time looking at all of those details more carefully. The windows are so pretty. I also like the two little dormers.

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    1. I love that porch! The house with the solar panels has them on a section of roof that faces almost due south, so it’s the best exposure they can get. I have a hard time separating the hype from the reality on solar. I’m not sure the payback is really there.

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  5. These are all so pretty it’s almost impossible to pick a favourite, except that the one with the antiques sign; that’s my winner from this batch.
    Great post Dan and here’s to weather that permits real doorscursions very soon :-)

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  6. Worthy bunch! I am completely enamored of New England architecture. These are all lovely homes and I think your drive must be quite pleasant in terms of scenery. (Mine also is, because secondary roads rule.)

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    1. Thanks. I do enjoy my drive home much more now that I have drifted onto the back roads. Some of these houses are normally tucked away. I doubt I would notice them, if I wasn’t looking for doors.

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      1. I see that most properties have some amount of snow around. However, I will give my answer. The third last picture, the house built in 1894 is my favorite. Why? I liked the green windows and the porch area. It is not very fancy and yet appealing to me.

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  7. There are wonderful houses, Dan. Thanks for going that extra mile, so to speak. :-) I’d love to have a house with a nice, big porch, but it’s unlikely to happen so I’ll just enjoy yours. The drive to and from my part time job is mostly on main streets and a mix of houses and commercial buildings. But there’s so much traffic even in the short distance that I don’t really have time to even look much. Any photos have to be done when walking.

    janet

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    1. Thanks Janet. We don’t have room for a large porch, or I’d be tempted to build one. There are some other beautiful old homes in this route, but it’s too dangerous to stop.

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