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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Getting down to brass tacks...


Between this and last week's post I'm getting a serious case of door envy.  These doors are from two houses built by the architects McKim, Mead, and White (the pictures are from the wonderful book by Samuel White "The Houses of McKim, Mead, and White").  The first door is in the Ross Revillon Winans House in Baltimore (1882-83) and the second is the front door of Ochre Point, in Newport, Rhode Island (1882-84).  This is the same house that inspired my porch shingling here.  The architects used upholstery tacks --- if I was going to do this I'd start by enlarging the pictures and making a template.