The Georgian period was a time where many of our most recognized country houses were constructed. The monumental Baroque style that was popularized in previous generations led the way to Roman and Greek pillared entrances that presented an opulence that can be seen right across the country, London being the epitome of that Romanesque architecture with grand entrance doors that opened onto magnificent halls to greet esteemed visitors. It was a time of portraying a real statement, whether you lived in one of the capital’s incredible mansions, or a modest London townhouse.
This influence spread across the country, demonstrating civic pride with beautiful town halls, theatres, concert halls, exchanges, shopping emporia, and spas.
As an iconic period of style and elegance, it is not surprising that the Georgian entrance door still remains a popular choice for homeowners today. The Georgian influence demonstrated a robust and sometimes simple paneled oak entrance door to welcome visitors.
SECURE ENTRANCE DOORS WAS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS PERIOD
It is common to see Georgian front doors with little or no glass, demonstrating a robust and secure entrance to a home and protection from unwanted guests. It is not fate that many PVCu styles represent the Georgian entrance door. Limiting access and providing security for the homeowner is still very prevalent today.
The opportunity to replicate this in solid oak is still very sought after, with many homes from that Georgian period still having a solid wood door. PVCu cannot replicate that natural feel and heaviness of solid timber.
INFLUENCE ON 1930S BRITAIN
Although the Victorian period was still very fresh in the minds of architects and designers in the 1930s, the grandiose influence of the Georgian period played a major part in new entrance door designs during the 30s. The decade was probably the most diverse and varied period of design in modern history. What had gone before was being experimented with house design and a multitude of period influences for solid oak entrance doors.