"Details are the difference between good and great," says the design team of this fully renovated transitional estate. In this instance, a Gothic arch on the brick garden wall offers a peak at the home's overall architectural inspiration. A warm, traditional lantern and potted greenery create an inviting entryway.
Landscape designer Stephen Carruthers designed his front garden in Portland, Oregon, to be enjoyed from the entry down the stone path to the doorway, as well as from indoors. The L-shaped house forms two walls of the enclosed front garden.
An arched stone gate with a weathered doorway leads to the heavily landscaped courtyard of this Spanish-style home in Austin. A stone fountain provides a focal point and the serene sound of trickling water. Light stone finishes contrast with dark woods throughout the home.
Sculptures of a boy pouring out a bucket and a girl holding onto her sunhat are positioned in a flowering, lush outdoor garden. A stone archway outlines a doorway that serves as a side entrance to the home.
These oak french doors open to an expansive back garden with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. The doors transition from the interior hardwood to a concrete stone patterned walkway leading into the backyard. Neutral velvet curtains frame the doorway for a polished, neutral look to the space.
French doors open this Brooklyn townhome's dining area up to the family's private garden to create an extended indoor/outdoor living space in pleasant weather. The doorway elegantly frames the homeowners' Danish modern dining set.
Imagine whipping up breakfast with this gorgeous garden view. The clean, rectangular lines of the kitchen island pull the eye into the adjacent courtyard where a wide-open doorway gracefully connects indoors and outdoors.
Trellises covered in colorful mandevilla, which is tropical blooming until frost in the South, serve as a kind of doorway to help demarcate a garden path leading off of the lower driveway into the side yard of this Atlanta home.
This rustic sitting area offers plush brown suede armchairs arranged in a conversational manner that are perfect for entertaining guests. An elegant chandelier hangs from the vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams, while open doorways provide easy outdoor access to deck and garden areas.
Turn the area below an elevated deck into storage space for outdoor equipment and garden supplies like McLean, Virginia's Land Art Design did for a client. The wide doorway gives easy access when it's time to fetch a rake or trowel, and a padlock keeps everything secure.