The allure of the entry at Number 23 Avenue Junot is an important point of transition. The front gates are where visitors move from the avenue to the enclave.
The entry sets the mood and style of your home too. It's a personal invitation to what lies beyond, therefore, first impressions really matter. Even if you don't live behind the Arley Gates, welcoming entries should begin well before the porch or front door.
Your entry, large or small is an important design element that helps unify your house and garden.
Architectural elements as well as plantings can help. These elements make a house come alive with a sense of identity.
Brooks & Falatico Architects
via Cote' de Texas
Your entry should declare, "This is who we are; this is how we live."
Have you ever approached a house and been unsure of where you were supposed to enter? You see the front door but see no clear way to actually get there. The garage door looks promising, but you have to weave between cars to get to it.
If you have the space, you can create your own version of a "red carpet," offering family and friends an area where they can feel embraced before they reach the door.
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The standard at the end of this walkway tells visitors at a glance, "This is the way."
Don't you always appreciate a well-defined entry? I know I do.