We live in a home that holds so much history. It was built by a former mayor for his daughter and son in law. It was designed by Ipswich’s leading architect of the time, George Brockwell-Gill, it has stood the test of time, this year turning 103. Our home has loads of original features and character that is unique to our area, the time it was built and the architect. From original light fittings, to the pressed metal ceilings, to where the markings are still on the ceilings indicating where the rooms were first located. One of my very favourite features, is our front door.
Our front door is stunning. I feel blessed each and every time I walk through it. Tradesman of old really knew what they were doing, when they built, they built it to last. I love the design of the lead light, it’s colours and shapes.
I love the strength of the door, it is such a solid mass.
I love the timber that was selected, it tells a story in itself.
I imagine years gone by, wives carried over the threshold, babies crossing through for the very first time, it ever welcoming presence representing such strength and warmth.
We love our door, one of the original feature I coveted as I drove by all those years ago.
Do you have a decorative front door? What is your favourite feature on your home?