Nov 26, 2012

Central Axis :: Fabulous Front Entrances...

There's a sense of procession in this Fabulous Front Entrance,
don't you think?
It makes the pathway to the front door incredibly clear.
Everything symmetrical. 
Every element duplicated perfectly, except of course, for the central gable and front door.
Two of those would simply be confusing...

And even when we switch viewing angles,
that delicious symmetry still leads the eye back to the target: the front door. 
And how cute is is the concept of a gatehouse?
As a mini-me of the main house,
 it looks like it may have been the perfect place for stolen midnight kisses in the early 20th century,
when this house was built in an Arts & Crafts style.

Such a romantic thought for a Monday Morning - now it's back to work for me! 


  1. Beautiful entry. I've never thought of a gatehouse quite the way you put it in a wonderful, romantic way. Lovely.

  2. This is a charming home, and it is easy for me to appreciate as I am a fan of the Arts and Crafts style. Like you, I find the idea of the gatehouse original. Like an appetizer in a well planned meal, it helps drawing the visitor's attention to the "pièce de résistance," the house... -- Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  3. I love the indentation half way along the path too. A nice punctuation mark, relaxing the directness of the path x

  4. Mel@Georgica Pond27/11/12 4:58 PM

    What a beautiful home and the entrance is stunning. The gardens are pretty spectacular as well.

  5. Oh, this is my favourite house in Melbourne! I used to walk / run past it every day. St George's Road is SO good for architectural eye candy, but this was the prettiest of them all. Wonder what it's like inside?

    Did you see that one of the MasterChef boys picked up a house in St George's Road for just over a million recently? Bargain! x

  6. Are you kidding Janelle? Just over a million? How so? It must have been a cardboard box, no? That is indeed a bargain. If you want to see inside, follow the link at the bottom of the post. But to my mind, the interiors don't do the exteriors justice. xx


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