I saw this doorway a few weeks ago while walking through a local neighborhood. It caught my eye for three reasons:
- It is original, and intact
- it is very simple, yet effective at adding an interesting detail
- its the same style/pattern that is used in the interior of my 1903 house, as well as that of a nearby neighbor's 2-flat.
I am always charmed by these sorts of things that are easy to execute, yet add great presence to a piece. Hooray for someone not painting over this nice red oak! However, the mottled opaque glass in the four corners has to go. It should be clear at least.