A recent trip to Connecticut afforded me the opportunity to see historic homes up close as I walked the streets of various towns.  Homes built in the 18th and 19th century, and still inhabited today, are not unusual.  Sometimes the date is even posted next to the front door.  In these historic towns front yards are virually non-existent and some houses are perched almost on the street.

I was most drawn by the doors — from dramatic to ornate to simply welcoming.





















A grand entrance



















Charisma of a quaint and cozy cottage

From the louvered ‘storm door’ to the warmth of lilac color each of these entrances is welcoming in its own way.   Curb appeal was definitely present, and right on the curb!  The walking tour of historic architecture inspired me.