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Retro front doors for your 40s, 50s or 60s ranch house — from Crestview Doors

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I was poking around the internet last night, and bounced right into this great new company, Crestview Doors, based in Austin, Texas.

A very cool story of a couple working to renovate their mid century home. They couldn’t find the right front door ala one down the street – so they started their own company.

Aren’t these beautiful? They’re solid wood, double-paned glass, and based on classic designs that were abundantly available in the post war years. There are a bunch more on their website, along with a great graphic that helps you choose a door based on your home’s decade of construction. For example, the door to the far right — the “Grover” model — was probably the most common door on 40s, 50s and 60s ranches. (Note, if you’ve got a colonial exterior, like I do, this kind of modern style door is probably not the way to go.)

You only have one chance to make a good impression — start with your front door! This looks like a great resource. Thank you, Crestview Doors!

The photo below: Doors in their Austin neighborhood! So cool!

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  1. DArla Hickman says:

    Love your site! We are in a 1961 home and are looking to replace our 36″ x 80″ front door. My husband is a handy man and can certainly DIHimself! Thanks; please send quotes!

    1. pam kueber says:

      Darla, we do not sell anything here. For our stories on front doors and where to buy them, see Exteriors category. Search box should also work.

  2. Jay Fox says:

    I am looking for a style of front door that used to be rather common in the sixties in the area(Rhode Island) that I lived in. I don’t know the name of the style, but it had a window that was 3 interlocking rings of graduated sizes set at a slant.

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