Wednesday, March 31, 2010


All of the doors in my parents' house are heavy, solid mahogany, though they've been painted over by previous owners. They slam satisfyingly well, and they all have cut-glass doorknobs that I vow to steal if my parents ever put their house up for sale, and they have actual keyholes.

This is an old city house and because I went to a private school in the suburbs, most of my friends grew up in modern suburban houses. I always felt so sorry for them with their foam-core doors and brass doorknobs. And no keyholes! How would they ever be able to practice their Harriet the Spy skills?

This post is part of a series on the details I love in my parents' home. For the previous post, go here. Pin It

1 comment:

Emily said...

Real keyholes? In your house? When you were growing up? That's so cool!

My parents recently (as in, 5 years ago) moved to the city and my dad wouldn't even consider houses that didn't have solid wood doors. I thought he was crazy at the time, but now I love their weight. One of these days, I'm going to grow up and buy a house with heavy doors and keyholes too! (Right now I'd just settle for level doorframes and floors that don't slant downward though...)