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​​You only get one chance to make a first impression, which is why your home’s front door is more than just a way to get in and out of the place. The front door can also suggest a lot about the character and style of the residence that lies behind it: traditional and tailored; cool and collected; warm and welcoming; sleek and modern; or maybe something so personal it defies easy categorization. Here are three front doors made of Real American Hardwood® that let you know who’s at home.

Liberty Valley Doors made the custom maple front door in this San Francisco residence remodeled by Mahoney Architects & Interiors, setting the tone for the entry foyer where all the millwork and flooring is the same blond wood. The grid of frosted-glass lites is an animating touch that makes the door seem less massive without losing its impressive heft, while the custom bench and armoire add to the clean-and-fresh Scandinavian-inflected vibe. 

For a new Spanish Colonial-inspired house in Hillsborough, California, Atelier Lawrence Cheung installed a handsome custom walnut door, which channels traditional Mission style in an elegantly modern way that balances Old World charm with a clean, contemporary aesthetic. The wood has been given a richly weathered finish that contrasts beautifully with the creamy limestone surround, white stucco walls, bluestone tiling, and the wide-plank white-oak flooring inside.

For a modern craftsman farmhouse in San Luis Obispo, California, designer Ariana Lovato of Honeycomb Home Design had a custom front door made in alder by a local carpenter. In keeping with the residence’s warm, transitional ambiance, the door is an updated take on classic Stickley style, with its emphasis on craftsmanship, simplicity, and functionality. The design is attractively straightforward, allowing the gorgeous wood to be the star of the show. 

​Mahoney Architects + Interiors
Petaluma, California

Atelier Lawrence Cheung
Burlingame, California

Honeycomb Home Design
Arroyo Grande, California

Written by Wendy Silverstein

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