This is not the first door I’ve featured from our local Old Town, which has buildings dating back to the 1500’s. There was the mystery door at Number 28, and the wonderfully ornate door of St Mary’s Church.
This door, however, is from a residential building. I know it’s a private residence because, when we moved here and were looking for a house, it was on the market. Sadly it was a bit beyond what our budget could afford, but, on a recent walk through the Old Town, I thought I’d take a photo of the door as a reminder of what could have been. I l think the colour contrasts beautifully with the old red bricks and dark timbers, plus I enjoy the owl door knocker.
And here is a bonus view from the front of the property looking along the street – a lovely mix of old residences and shops.
This is my entry for this week’s Thursday Doors Challenge, courtesy of Norm 2.0. To see more doors or add one of your own, visit Norm’s site and click the link.
I agree, Helen. The colour blends in so well with the rest of the building. Looks like a very cute house, although poor postie has to bend his/her knees to deliver the mail.
Yes, it’s a gorgeous house – quite narrow but about four storeys, and a little private walled garden at the back.
I love this door and the street too! Very picturesque!!!
Thank you! It’s definitely one of the prettier parts of town 🙂
That’s a bold choice in color. As my mom would say, that door has “block pop”
It’s a great choice, isn’t it? Apparently my parents had a purple front door back in the early 70’s and were thought by their neighbours to be quite outrageous 🙂 My white front door (it came with the house) seems quite boring in comparison.
It really is. Mine is usually a hunter green (also came with the house), but lately seems to be covered in muddy child-sized hand prints for some reason.
Hmmm, I wonder where they’ve come from?
Hunter green sounds lovely, much nicer than plain old white (and mine isn’t lovely weather wood or anything). Might need to change 🙂
Obviously I have an infestation of elves nearby.
Obviously! Or pixies, at the very least 🙂
Purple = 😀
Good one Helen!
I love that colour, I wore it on my nails last week. 🙂 The old brickwork is lovely, too, as is the street scene.
Wow, it would be lovely on nails – bet you got some nice comments 🙂
And thank you, it is a lovely part of town – glad you liked the photos.
My favourite colour! I love colourful doors on houses -gives them so much character. 🙂
Me too! I was just saying to another commenter that my white front door seems kind of boring – might be time for a change 🙂
Super cute! I love the owl knocker and the address tile on that one 🙂
Yes, me too – and the old-style lamp! 🙂
Purple and red are my two favourite colours, and they go together so well. I am planning to paint my front door purple this year, hope it turns out as well as this one. Lovely old buildings, Helen. 😊
Thanks, Ali 🙂 I love those colours too, and am getting inspired to do something about our front door as well.
I look forward to seeing it on one of your Thursday Doors posts. After all, it’s a very special door, it’s the door to your home.
Yes, I might feature it once it’s all done – still got a bit of reno work to do here 🙂
And maybe you should do a door post when you repaint yours – we can compare colours! 😀
Very nice, very purple!
Thank you 🙂