• January 26, 2005

Security Door Inspiration

Seeking security solutions that are beautiful

Inspiration, ,

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!

Comments { 3 }
  1. Ivee

    Hi Heather and David,

    What an interesting and lovely solution to your security needs. I came across this site a while back that has similar doors with wood and wrought iron. check them out:


  2. bob a knob

    Looks Like a lot of work I envy your perserverence.

  3. Ruben Vasquez

    Hi Heather,

    Wow, I just stumbled across your amazing home transformation. It’s been about 1 year since my wife and I bought our current home in Pasadena. 1565 Monte Vista Street to be precise. We started with a limited budget but we’ve done alot of work. We had a big wedding to pay for and decided to spend the reception money on our backyard. So far so good. New paint, new fence new life. Your website and story are now a current inspiration to both of us. Next project will be our front door, thanks for the link and helpful information.

    Kind regards,

    Ruben & Jennfer

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