Old-World Authentic

Across the country, custom home builders have been returning to the architecture of the past, to familiar forms that resonate so strongly with clients.

December 01, 2001

The IWP door in this custom home is distressed knotty alder with a chappo finish and speakeasy with door.

Across the country, custom home builders have been returning to the architecture of the past, to familiar forms that resonate so strongly with clients.

New incarnations of older architectural styles such as Craftsman, Georgian and English country cottage can be seen everywhere, but often the challenge is finding the appropriate finishes and trims that make a home feel authentic. Although re-claimed wood beams, floors and doors are popular, they are expensive and hard to come by. New versions of old styles, such as the Estate Collection of entry doors from International Wood Products, are a more practical option. Handcrafted, with handwrought metalwork, the doors are made with attention to authentic old-world styling and detail.

After selecting from nine basic designs and two hardwood options, builders can customize the door to suit the home’s design and the client’s tastes. For instance, a rugged four-panel door with a distressed finish and hand-forged, rusted metal accents might accentuate the styling of a rustic mountain home.

For more information, visit www.iwpdoor.com.

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