back doors

Monday, November 12, 2012

I'm still unpacking (I'm very slow about these things these days) and sorting through photos. However, on my flight home I was catching up on some reading and found this lovely line in the very last pages of My Antonia by Willa Cather: "...in farm-houses, somehow, life comes and goes by the back door."

It got me thinking about these lovely spaces.





Source: flickr.com via Ann on Pinterest


Don't you just love Gil Schafer's work?
Parnassus said...

Willa Cather is a very architecturally-aware author. The photos you selected show the ideal mood of back entrances, leading directly to the functional heart of the house.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

love all of these! It's funny but in the best houses (best DESIGNED houses) - the architect / designer takes into account how the family lives and makes the back door / garage door -as inviting as the front door (which is so rarely used).

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

So true! We use our back door / mud room entry way more than the front. Wished we made it bigger.
Cheers,
Loi