Fabulous Front Entrances :: the wrought iron arch...
While it's out of current flavour,
(fashion being such a fickle thing)
I have always loved an arch doorway,
especially when used as a front entrance.
These gorgeous entry arches are clad with festively-ornate wrought iron doors,
marking the ceremonial entrance to the porch.
It creates that delightful in-between space,
neither in the garden nor in the house,
but a delicious transition between the two.
And while this custom dates from an earlier time,
being used as a screening device,
it's still a clever way to provide security while appearing welcoming,
as well as a rather charming celebration of the entrance.
Where you live,
are these sorts of wrought-iron screened entry porches still used?
images :: 1: property for sale at 12 lansell rd, toorak, melbourne
3: property for sale at 76 clendon rd, toorak, melbourne