Lindsey and Jeff are great new neighbors with a formerly terrible purple leaded-glass, paneled front door. Now they have an awesome new magenta door. I did this one a week before Wilson and Nicola's but have been busy... installing doors.
This is a more traditional installation that opens into the atrium. It also uses the now-standard knob/deadbolt which — by now — outnumber any other style in the neighborhood, including the original.
To save costs, Jeff painted this himself and I left it with him as an unfinished birch-faced door. We had discussed a vibrant pink/orange color and I'm really glad they went with it. This is more "raspberry" than I had envisioned, but it looks fantastic next to their cool-gray siding and white trim — even better than the rose/salmon that we had discussed.
Another cool feature of their door is the original buzzer — still intact and working. I was able to take it to the workshop, disassemble it, clean it up (someone had trimmed it oddly in the past and it was covered in a few layers of paint and filled with spider eggs) and reinstall it. The bench grinder has been getting some use between this and sharpening chisels. We opted to leave it raw brass/aluminum/pot-metal rather than paint is so it will take on a natural (and durable) patina and there's nothing to scratch off.