Doors of Charleston

Inspired by the architectural masterpieces that decorate the private entryways of some of the most historic homes of Charleston

14 Lamboll Street

The large brackets on the upper corners of this door are signatures of the residence’s Italianate style, along with the entablature and detailed woodwork surrounding the grand eight-panel door.

Aiken Rhett House

The dramatic door surround and keystone reflect the Greek Revival details added to the home in the 1830’s. Other prominent features include the ornate detail and tracery in the fanlight sidelights, and central oval window.

Calhoun Mansion

The Calhoun Mansion is an example of the Italianate and Renaissance Revival Style. The main exterior door contains two panels and showcases ornate leaded glass detail featuring an intricate rope design border, a motif found throughout the house.

John Ashe House

This Neoclassical entrance to the John Ashe House, including the door and surrounding detail, date to the residence’s original 1782 construction. The six-panel door is ornamented by an arched pediment fanlight above the door, and sidelights with looped tracery detail.

Magwood Moreland House

This is the original c. 1825 entry to the Magwood Moreland House. The detailed molding surrounding the door includes a pedimented architrave at the top and fluted pilasters on either side. The semicircular fanlight contains delicate double-looped tracery.

Nathaniel Russell House

The main exterior door of the Nathanial Russell House exemplifies the residence’s grand federal architecture. The eight-panel door is faux grained, encased by fluted pilasters, and topped by a fanlight detailed with looped tracery.

Waring House

This two-panel door at the Waring House is an example of Colonial Revival style, as this residence was constructed in the early 20th century. The fan light above the door showcases radial glazing bars.