One of the most intriguing things about any front door is always the hint of what lays beyond it. While the front door adds to the style and presentation of the exterior, the hallway and the interior side of the door create the magic of the people living there.
Here we dive in to 8 spectacular houses and their hallways, to discover the secrets held within.
1. Fresh off the build, this ultra-contemporary house packs a punch with its minimalist but inviting interior design. The striking, spiral staircase takes pride of place to the left as you enter and connects the downstairs to the upstairs through a spacious void.
The cool concrete walls and bright modern floors in the hallway are complemented by the warmth of the walnut-stained door and wenge-stained stair panels. Dotted artfully around the entrance and beyond are a series of unique and eye-catching sculptures that show off the personality of these homeowners.
Unique art is a fantastic way to stamp your personality on an entrance space
2. The first thing you notice on approach to this house is the amount of glass that gives a wonderfully open, airy view into the internal hallway.
Modern architecture is accented by more traditional textile and art pieces, giving this hallway a beautiful blend of design details.
Architectural glazing floods the hallway with natural light.
3. On the outside, this bold yellow door makes a grand statement within a house of black brick and cladding. And on the inside it works beautifully with the bright, wood and concrete focused design.
A unique ply staircase brings an unfinished style that gives the whole entrance way an extra special aesthetic.
A bold door colour & natural materials inside give this entrance its own unique personality.
4. The Ridge is one of our specialist (and newest) designs and features grandness in its simplicity, with raised, even, vertical panels popping out on the exterior side. This client chose to continue that feature across the sidelight that still allows light to enter the hallway but maintains an extra level of privacy.
A touch of tropical greenery and décor inside adds colour and interest while the sideboard matches nicely with the multi-tonal, iroko front door.
This modern hallway has a captivating touch of the tropical.
5. In another example of using glass to light the interior hallway, the front door in this house sits framed by architectural glazing. But it’s the striking use of design across the front door and internal cladding/floors that initially draws the eye.
Created in oak, our Porto front door with its vertical panels is perfectly complementary to the wall cladding and in turn, both work well with the matching oak flooring bringing harmony to the overall look and feel. Adding an additional sense of grandeur to the hallway is the magnificent, oversized chandelier that comes to attention as you enter the house.
6. If you want to make a statement as soon as you step inside the front door, then this is certainly one way to go about it.
The rich iroko on our geometric "Neo" front door design, is complemented by a long hallway of matching cladding. The effect is intense, but the light walls and floors keep the result from being too overpowering.
Striking iroko and geometric design guide the way in this modern interior.
7. The owners of this house wanted to add additional impact to the size of the entrance way and decided to opt for matching side and overhead panels.
All Urban Front doors are built flush on the internal side (that is, the face of the door sits in-line with the front of the frame). And the impact seen on the front is replicated internally in the hallway. The bright white interior reflects the warmth of the iroko door, while the open plan doorways and plentiful glass keep everything flowing.
8. There's a reason so many people choose glass side panels or architectural full wall glazing to sit their door in. As mentioned already on this page, the benefit of light internally is one of the main reasons. But it also adds a really modern aesthetic.
Like some of our other examples, this house has light walls and a contemporary staircase, but the deep, fumed oak front door and large entrance mat gives this hallway a different vibe.
You can see why as you move further inside, with the hallway part of the wide, open floorplan. Although different materials and colours abound, the owners have done a fantastic job of bringing everything together into one harmonious overall style.