Well, maybe not back exactly. But, we finally designed our first Dutch door for a home in Missouri. You rarely see these anymore, not since Mr. Ed, anyway. Today, homes are designed for energy efficiency and are effectively hermetically sealed. In our zeal to keep the cold or warm in and the bugs out, we have lost one of the most uplifting experiences of living in a home, the open connection between the indoors and outdoors (did you get the pun, there?).

We designed with this in mind, of course, but received an unexpected bonus: a favorite perch for the family cat. Now that feels like home!

Dutch door by Tim Bjella, Arteriors Architects

See more of my work at Arteriors / Bjella Architecture.

The Dutch Door is Back!

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