Sentimental Antique Doors in New Construction

One of the best aspects of building a custom home is options. Options to choose details that help you create a home instead of just a house.

In this case Cassity took the time to think ahead, to allow for varying heights and widths, and had her builder incorporate a couple of very sentimental antique doors into her new home.

This door, which leads to Cassity’s pantry, is believed to be from the 1880’s. Cassity found it stored in a barn on family property that once belonged to her great-great grandparents. The door, complete with original hardware, was found painted but Cassity had it striped down and refinished to the beauty you see here. 

I love this! I love seeing something unexpected and sentimental used in new construction. The pantry door is a great place to try something different. 

Using an old screen door, painting your existing pantry door a contrasting color or even hanging a beautiful fabric can help to set it apart from the norm. This red pantry door has always been a favorite of mine. I chose to use a glass pane door for my own pantry.

The second set of doors Cassity used are dated to the 1920’s and actually hung in her great-great grandparents home. Cassity’s Grandmother Beatrice (Whom Cassity Beatrice and her daughter Channing Beatrice are both named after) remembers the doors hanging in her grandparents home as a child. When the home was remodeled in the 1950’s the doors were stored in the same barn until Cassity gave them a new life. One of the coolest characteristics of these door is the original hardware. The hinges, which are mounted only at the top and bottom, allows the doors to swing in both directions. Very similar to a saloon door but on a french door.

Cassity had these doors installed as the entrance to the game room which is situated just off the main living area of the home. They are an absolutely gorgeous addition to this space!

Cassity told me her Grandmother Beatrice cried when she saw the doors installed in their new home. What a blessing to be able to use something this beautiful and sentimental in your home. To be able to pass down the stories and history to your children.

I think I need a barn.

Not relevant to the door story but beautiful just the same…a view from Cassity’s house.

I hope to share more of this beautiful home in the future. So many great ideas! Thank you, Cassity, for sharing your antique doors and their history with us!

Troy Eschleman from Land Run Legacies, Cherokee, OK specializes in restoring furniture and architectural salvage and was the artist responsible for stripping and refinished the doors. Yukon Door & Plywood, Yukon, OK were instrumental in making sure the door’s original hardware was functional for its new home. 

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11 Responses to Sentimental Antique Doors in New Construction

  1. debbiedoos says:

    Oh my gosh what sentiment is right. Those are magnificent doors, and we would LOVE to have them too.

  2. Stacy says:

    These doors are beautiful, and I love the idea of incorporating old treasures in a new home.

  3. Traci says:

    How special! I would love to see more of this home!

  4. Honey says:

    The use of the doors is really a lovely and personal touch, adding so much character to a home.

    Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  5. Meg says:

    That is such a lovely story. It about brought tears to my eyes! I love using sentimental items and that is such a great way to do it! What a great home.

  6. BeColorful says:

    Totally cool and a great idea to incorporate those older doors. I just painted one that came with our 100 year old home. It has weathered and checkered over the years but for a seldom used entry I am okay with that. I’m convincing myself that it is lending character. :D Thanks for the post this week.
    pr

  7. Pamela says:

    I am in love with all of those old doors! Such a fabulous idea. Thanx for sharing Sonya!

  8. Those doors are amazingly beautiful, and the memories of history! It would feel so special everything I went through them – being able to take you family with you to where you live now! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  9. April says:

    Lovely doors, lovely stories. I too would love to see more of the house!!

  10. Pat says:

    These doors are fabulous! I remember seeing them in older homes as a child. One of my relatives had a door like the one used for the pantry. Where can we find a barn with treasures like these? :)

    xo
    Pat