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Follow along as I restore my small Ranch House to it's 1958 glory!
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I believe that my house is one of only two, maybe three houses on my block that still have the original front entry door. To put this in a little better perspective, there are 10 houses on my block. This comes down to a 20% - 30% survival rate. The house across the street from me still has it's original front door, but it is a hollow-core door, and I would probably replace it if I lived there. I feel fortunate that my house has this beautiful 8 panel entry door with these great carved panels. It really adds a lot of interest to the front entry. I replaced the lock set on the door shortly after moving in. The set on it was not original, and I didn't really care for the polished brass on the door. Also, since the house had been a rental before my purchase, I didn't know who might have a key to the house. I believe that the peep-hole is original to the door. It is a great feature, and it swivels so that you can look side to side or up and down to be able to best see who is at the door. I love my door knocker. I can report that I know for certain that it is not original to the house. I purchased this vintage door knocker on ebay when I was in college for the mobile home that I owned at the time. When I sold the mobile home, I kept the knocker. If ever I should happen to sell this house, I will remove the knocker from this house as well and proudly mount it on the door of my new home. The knocker is not like most modern knockers which are wide and chunky feeling. This knocker is thin and has a very elegant appearance. Sometimes it is best to keep things understated.
It's Saturday, and there is a great estate auction in town today. I'm looking forward to a day doing what I enjoy, I hope you have the opportunity to spend your Saturday doing what you enjoy!