After 400 years, a comeback

Written By: Kathy Price-Robinson - May• 25•07

The 400-year-old Dutch-door style is making a “major comeback,” according to door and window manufacturer Jeld-Wen. You have to admit, Dutch doors are fun: Close the bottom half to keep toddlers and Lassie inside, but open the top for light, air flow and to connect with the neighborhood. (If you’re trying to keep a cat inside, good luck with that.)

Back in the 1600s, the style was classic Colonial, but these modern versions include this cool Craftsman door in cherry, mahogany, oak, walnut or alder.

You can also get it in wood-look, rot-proof fiberglass, and with all kinds of glass inserts, including reed or stained glass. The shelf and rustic hardware are optional.

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