Monday, July 13, 2009

What a Difference a Door Makes.


All of these doors are in Old New Castle, Delaware, just a short drive from Wilmington. William Penn first landed in (old) New Castle in 1682 on the banks of the Delaware River. The former county seat and center of Colonial government (before Penn established Philadelphia) still has fewer than 5,000 residents.

There's a home and garden tour every May. And there's a great little pub called Jessop's if you're ever in the neighborhood.

15 comments:

Terry said...

Thanks for these. Yellow behind blue shutters - what a showoff.

La Maison Fou said...

I could not agree more!
Leslie

wool and misc said...

oh boy, the black and yellow one makes my heart go thump-a-thump!

Nikki said...

I would love to sit on any of these stoops and watch people stare. Beautiful!

Annie Empiric said...

You had me fooled! I swore this was Beantown. Beautiful!

Jill said...

I love the dutch doors...makes me nostalgic for my grandfather's lakehouse.

Pigtown-Design said...

I love Olde Newcastle! We had friends who lived there and it was sort of halfway between NYC and Baltimore, so it was a natural meeting place. We used to have great picnics at the park on the river. Loads and loads of great memories there. I always recommend it for an easy day trip.

MaryBeth said...

I am very surprised these are all in Delaware. I live right outside of Philadelphia and around here you never see shutters on doors, I thought that was only in the south. MB

hello gorgeous said...

The yellow hiding under blue is my fave.

They're all over Delaware, not just New Castle. I'll take photos when I can of my neighborhood and the beach.

I remember trying to describe to a painter in the Midwest a bright color of blue for my front door that I had seen in a magazine and he thought I was insane.

Jennifer Ramos said...

I will always prefer the black door....it just gives the home a grand but mysterious entrance. It does make quite a difference. It's like an accessory for the home.

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hello gorgeous said...

I love black. My last door was black with a brass fox knocker. My favorite so far and the new owners removed the knocker!! and repainted the door red with a green screen door. :-( It makes me sad every time I drive by.

David said...

I'm a fan of the black door too. Our door and shutters at the last house were Charleston green (3 parts black to 1 part green) so it was a similar effect.

They painted your old door red and added a green storm door? People are insane. Unless you sold to Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

teaorwine said...

Fabulous photo montage of historic property doors! My favorite would be the fourth example, with the louvered doors and the brass ornament above.

I have posted many photos of architectural interest on my blog from Alexandria in Virginia and Charleston in South Carolina that you may enjoy as well. Stop by for a peak!

teaorwine.blogspot.com

shorehausjohn said...

I LOVE OLD NEW CASTLE..GORGEOUS AREA!AWESOME SHUTTERED FRONT DOORS..GREAT STUFF. JOHN

The Little Big House said...

love it! I am considering painting my outside doors to my house - thanks for the colors!

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