Everyone wants to make a good first impression. From the Hamptons to Houston and beyond, these homes feature front doors that greet guests with doses of welcoming, eye-catching color.
Welcoming Colonial in Greenwich
Michele Klosson, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
On a quarter acre in the heart of Old Greenwich, this classic Colonial-style home offers five bedrooms, four full and one half baths, fluid light-filled spaces with honey-hued hardwood floors, a two-car garage, and a deck that overlooks the lush backyard. The cheerful red front door is a friendly reminder of a historic early American custom that signified to travelers that a home was a safe, welcoming place to stop and rest.
East Hampton Escape
Rylan Jacka & Dominique Garstin, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage
A consummate Hamptons retreat, this 1.2-acre estate includes a swimming pool and spa with a pool house, a tennis court, a half basketball court, covered and open-air patios, emerald grass, an alfresco wet bar, and an outdoor kitchen, and a seven-bedroom house perfectly suited for relaxed yet stylish living and entertaining. The location on a cul-de-sac just minutes from East Hampton Village and Georgica Beach affords enviable peace and quiet. The home’s blue front door echoes the cerulean hues of the skies above.
Light-Filled Houston Haven
Stormy Hayes-Knipe, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty
In tranquil Braes Heights, this four-bedroom, 3,168-square-foot home offers a wealth of bright, inviting spaces, including living and dining rooms, a family room, an updated kitchen with a breakfast nook, and an additional game room, recreation room, or office. Primary and guest suites are well separated for privacy. The backyard beckons with its sunny patio and sparkling swimming pool. The bright yellow front door hints at the home’s welcomingly sunny disposition.
Wine Country Oasis
Daniel Casabonne, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – Sonoma Brokerage
This enchanting two-bedroom, two-bath cottage in Sonoma is introduced by the storybook charm of a white picket fence and a cherry-red door that provides a pop of color amid the lush enveloping greenery and cool shade. The inviting interiors—which boast an updated kitchen with a Wolf range, 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and a fireplace—open through sliding glass doors to a relaxing terrace and park-like grounds featuring majestic oaks, a rolling lawn, and colorful established landscaping. The Sonoma Plaza is only minutes away.
Hideaway Outside Houston
Jason Lee Villarreal, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty
Equidistant from Houston and the Gulf Coast, this 4.77-acre estate includes a 2,668-square-foot residence, a fenced backyard with a refreshing pool and spa, an expansive covered terrace and alfresco dining area, a 550-square-foot pool cabana, guest quarters in a 5,000-square-foot “barndominium,” and an additional structure ideal for a workshop and storage of multiple vehicles. The main residence’s neighborly red front door creates an eye-catching contrast to the crisp, timeless black and white façade.
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