When I first met the homeowners on the job I pulled up and walked around the entire house. The front didn’t have an entrance. There where two doors one located on each side of the building. I went to the door that looked bigger thinking that should be the front. Luckily the homeowners walked outside to help me find the way. The first thing they said was, “Yeah, our house is awkward.” I told them, I could fix that.
The paint color in the entry and through the hallways is Pale Silver from Restoration Hardware. The light fixture is from Pottery Barn and the corbel details from from Restoration Hardware.And this was the awkward “front” door before the remodel. It was actually located where the dining room window is now on the back side of the house. Mudroom interior.This was the before interior and exterior. And for the exterior mudroom door, I got my inspiration from a sweet Newport Beach house that we passed everyday on the beach. I totally geeked out and took a bunch of pictures so I might be able to reference it if we built something similar. Ok, so I pretty much copied it exactly the same. It still took some time and thought to make sure it scaled appropriately, and we used corbels instead to give it a more Cape Cod feel. I like how it turned out, it has a more casual feel than the front entry to the house yet it still feels like an entry. With the homeowners using this door most of the time, I didn’t want them to feel like they were always entering in the back door.
Professional pictures by Meikel Reece.