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doors in contemporary houses

Contemporary or 'of the moment' houses are very much dependent on the person and what they consider fitting into that category. So we've chosen a few different houses that we think work and have grouped them here to give you some ideas and show you how the doors work. 

Scroll down to see images and read about these projects. 

Rondo V Oak front door in a contemporary house with glass framing
Rondo V Oak front door in a contemporary house with glass framing
Night time view of this contemporary house
Night time view of this contemporary house
Internal oak double doors
Internal oak double doors

1. Brickfields: oak front door in a contemporary house

This very different and special development by Living Space, showcases 4 of our external Rondo V doorsets in Iroko and a few internal Raw V doorsets as well in European Oak.

The main front door seems to be floating in a frameless glass linking atrium creating the illusion that the door is freestanding. The building has a mixture of bricks and cladding so that a lighter choice on the hardwood was essential.

 

Gorgeous contemporary house with Urban Front's Porto front door
Gorgeous contemporary house with Urban Front's Porto front door
This series of contemporary villas show modern architecture at its finest
This series of contemporary villas show modern architecture at its finest
The Porto front door in european oak features a sandblasted glass side panel (side light)
The Porto front door in european oak features a sandblasted glass side panel (side light)
Matching your front door to the staircase is not uncommon in contemporary houses
Matching your front door to the staircase is not uncommon in contemporary houses

2. Tivoli Villas: Porto front door in a contemporary villa

The Porto E80 doorset in European Oak was used here to flatter the rest of the buildings with it's sharp red window frames and white garage doors.  A mixture of timber cladding, zinc and red windows works very well with the simple vertical door. 

Using an Oak front door certainly helps make the front door stand out. 

This contemporary house features Urban Front external & internal doors
This contemporary house features Urban Front external & internal doors
The vast expanses of glass further highlight the contemporary design
The vast expanses of glass further highlight the contemporary design
The Parma front door has a glass side panel that complements the glass design in the house
The Parma front door has a glass side panel that complements the glass design in the house
The internal doors are Urban Front's Ice style which also feature glass heavily as part of the design
The internal doors are Urban Front's Ice style which also feature glass heavily as part of the design

3. Scotland: Porto & Ice doors in a contemporary house

For this interesting project in Scotland, we were asked to supply the external and internal doorsets on the ground floor. The idea was to allow as much light to enter the hall which has a double aspect. Our Ice doors were specified for the back and internal doors, while the Parma pivot was specified for the front. All the doors are european oak and feature our Option 10 and Option 16 door handles.

Architect: Lorna McLean Architects 

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4. Dartmouth Hill: Terano oak door in a contemporary mews house

Suzanne Brewer, SBA, tells us all about the Mews House and the fabulous open plan living devised around her court yard house. 

 “Mews House was built on an old garage site, which was historically a stable mews. The long length of the L shape plan follows the footprint of the original garages and the tarmac forecourt has become a courtyard garden. As a consequence all of the ground floor rooms open onto the garden. The house is built from plank shaped Danish bricks and softened with external wooden venetian blinds and a green roof, which helps it sit comfortably within the residential conservation area. The Terano front door leads to a double height entrance hall and it was important that the front door materials complemented the adjacent teak wood kitchen doors. There were many objections when the planning application was made several years ago, but there were no objections for a complementary house on an adjacent garage site, which has been the best compliment.”

Suzanne Brewer

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