“Ninety percent of home buyers have made their decision on whether or not to buy a home by the time they reach the front door”… at least that is what my realtor told me.
I have no idea if that is a proven fact or not.
But, there is a lot of reason to think that that statement might be true.
The entrance to a home says a lot about the character and quality of a home. Also, by the time someone reaches the door, they have seen the neighborhood, the curb appeal of the home, and the landscaping.
A new homeowner can do a lot to adapt the interior to their tastes… new paint, fixtures, appliances and furnishings and the interior is reborn, but what is outside is pretty well set in place, without major disruption and expense.
The door and surrounding glass on Western View came from an old brick home that was falling down in Culpeper County. That home served as a hospital during the Civil War, one in which Walt Whitman spent several months recovering, and in which he did some of his writing.
Every time you enter this home you can’t help but think of who has walked across that threshold before you.
A door can be so much more than something you pick up at the lumber yard.
Originally posted 2015-02-25 14:57:51.