We are lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with many beautiful older homes. I often drive by the Perrine House which has been declared a Historical-Cultural Monument by the city of Los Angeles. I have always been struck by how nice their front door looks.
The screen door has been modified by adding a metal grill. While this has the benefit of providing security, an issue in our neighborhood, it looks much more attractive than the metal beast of a security door gracing the front of our house.
If you look closely, you’ll see that the decorative flourishes of the metal grill work mimick the pattern found in the stained glass windows in the door and side lights.
The door has a beautiful entry set and matching lock.
This security door is our inspiration but we would like to do something a little more humble for our bungalow. We would also want to insert a screen behind the grill so that we could keep the door open.
Well, we’ve found our next project!