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One or Two Front Doors? Dual Entry Design North Carolina Homes

Posted by Stanton Homes Design on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

Which is Better, One or Two Front Doors?

Pros and Cons of Dual Front Door Entries


Interested in two front door homes? Two front doors serve aesthetic and practical needs.

On one hand, two front doors craft a symmetrical entry to your home and offer extra ease-of-movement during social gatherings.

One the other hand, two front doors require additional entry wall space and a wider foyer.

Take a look at these top 5 two front door designs - with exterior and interior photos - to get North Carolina new home building ideas.


Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

Two Front Door Design #1: Arched Steel Front Doors

This Raleigh custom home - a version of the Avonstone Manor floor plan - features two front doors made of steel with raised panel designs above 3/4 curved glass fronts.


Rounded windows, openings, and stairs mirror the curved door design - and they enhance the symmetrical feel of this impressive front entry.


Front doors with a dark color are a classic choice for North Carolina new homes.




Two Front Door Design #2: Craftsman Style Glass Front Doors

A medley of classic Craftsman touches punctuate the exterior of this Raleigh custom home - a version of the Shoal Creek - like the white porch columns with stone bases.

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

Take a look inside the Shoal Creek:


These two front doors are 3' x 7' with a 3/4 glass front.  The chord style glass lends privacy to your foyer.


A rectangular clear glass transom window spans above the two front doors.  And a large arched picture window opens up the two story room.


The dark door stain -  in "English Walnut" - flatters the "Nightingale" painted walls (from the Benjamin Moore Affinity Collection).


On move-in day, you're going to love the extra width a second front door provides. 


Two Front Door Design #3: Slender Two Front Door Entry

Cypress Weather Ledge stone wraps around these double front doors, on this version of the Lowery.

A portico style overhang offers shelter when entering your front door. These two front doors feature a six-panel glass design

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

If you love a two front door floor plan, but want a more slender entry width, consider foregoing sidelights (windows on either side of the front doors). 

Two Front Door Design #4: Traditional Front Door Design Ideas

Flagstone steps lead to an elegant and traditional front porch with white columns and double arched front door entry.

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry


These front doors are solid Mahogany, from the Aberdeen Lake Norman collection.


Intricate details in the glass reflect natural sun from outside and faux candle light from inside.




Can I include two front doors on a home with a one story foyer?

Two front door entries are often paired with two story foyers, which are more suited to shape and size of double front doors.





Two Front Door Design #5: Small Two Story Foyer with Double Front Doors

These front doors hint at an Old World rustic home design, gone modern.

Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home Entry


Dual Front Entry | Two Door Home EntryThese two front doors form a massive arched opening - stretching the feel of the 8 foot tall design.


A one story living room and dining room rest on each side of the raised ceiling foyer.


With a floor plan like the Judson, you can limit the spread of your foyer without sacrificing first impressions.      


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