Through the port cache, the owners can access a passageway that leads into the main house. Two terra cotta planters stand on either side of the arch, with a floor mat in between them to welcome visitors.
In this wide passageway, niches with colored lights stand out against the tan walls, making a lively gallery display. In the center of the space, a long bench sits museum-style, inviting passerby to reflect on the art.
The front door, crafted from hemlock planks reclaimed from the interior of a 150-year-old home, complements the natural pine flooring and yellow birch panel ceiling in the HGTV Dream Home 2011. A white pendant light illuminates the space while black wood furniture and large accessories anchor the room. A gray floral patterned throw rug greets visitors to the home.
The gracious proportions and historic architectural details of this traditional entryway are given a light, modern feel with white walls against warm hardwood floors. The classic shape of the archway frames an interior view that extends through the living room to the family room windows.
This gourmet kitchen draws rich luxury from wood paneling, floors and cabinetry, all in the same warm brown. Wide passageways surround the central island, making it easy for chefs to move from station to station.
Architects reorganized the layout of the home around a center axis design. The main entrance was moved to the middle of the house and a porch was extended, making a central passageway through the main floor.