Thursday, September 27, 2012

European Style Garages and Garage Doors


Its already time for this weeks "Which is your Favorite" post.  They house our parked cars, store our lawn furniture, keep our yard equipment protected, and keep the kids bicycles safe.  They are our garages.  Why is it a garage never seems big enough to hold all of the "stuff" we all seem to accumulate all to quickly?


CHOICE 1

Love the stately presence of this garage.  So much detail, from the french light fixtures, window corbels, to the copper downspouts.  I love the solders row of brick above the glass arched garage carriage doors. Looking at the gate pillars I am guessing they may have used a Boral Brick product (which I can't wait to show you our choices).
 Houzz



CHOICE 2
These darker garage doors have more of an Italian feel to me.  The color of the stone and cedar shakes go so well with this darker tone.  I also like that the driveway is not solid surface.  The use of a stone between the tires is a great substitute for grass which requires more maintenance.


CHOICE 3
This is a great garage carriage door with large square glass windows.  The hardware adds to the feel that this operates like an old fashion carriage door.

 Houzz / dynamicgaragedoor.com


CHOICE 4
This arched wood garage door again feels more Italian.  It almost looks like the kind of door you would expect to lead to a wine cellar.  Great hinge and ring pull hardware.
 dynamicgaragedoor.com

CHOICE 5
Great stain color on these wood garage doors.  While you would expect them to open like a carriage door, they actually open like a standard garage door.


CHOICE 6
For a more rustic approach, this open air (or car port) French garage does serve its purpose.  This home is for sale for anyone looking for multiple car ports in France.


CHOICE 7
An Amazing French style garage.  So much detail from the wood beams, to the arched wood doors.  Great stone work trimming out each garage door.  The dormers and cupola add more details and character to the roof.


CHOICE 8
Another great example of wood garage doors.  Enjoy seeing dormers above the garage.
 houseplansandmore.com

CHOICE 9
This is the first time I have seen a double garage door made to look like two single wood garage doors.  With the addition of hardware it is difficult to notice at first.



CHOICE 10
Like many others, this is a fine example of a wood carriage door with glass windows.  What is it about cedar shakes that make them look so good?


CHOICE 11
These wood carriage doors stood out because of the arbors above them.  A great way to frame in your garage doors using your favorite vining plants.
 
 
CHOICE 12
Last but not least, another great Italian style wood garage door.  Again they take a double garage door and try to make it look like two separate doors.  Anyone know what the red plant is growing up the side?

fullmerchantcircle.com

Hope you enjoyed a quick tour of some of our favorite garage and garage door styles.  Which garage inspires you?  We would love to know!

Have a great day!

Tonya and Rob

19 comments:

  1. All of them are fabulous but I would have to say #9 is my favorite!

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  2. I like #4. Think the red plant is bougainvillea.

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  3. What hard decisions. They are all great, but number 4 popped out at me.

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  4. They are all so good looking but I keep coming back to #5.

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  5. While all of these are gorgeous….my MOST favorite is #5 and second is #7! Fabulous choices for sure!

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  6. after looking over and over...I choose #1..but they are all fab!

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  7. There's no denying the beauty of each--but I really love #4!
    In fact, I can see it as the style of a front door!
    Catherine

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  8. Difficult to choose.. I'll go with #4 :)

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  9. Dear Tonya and Rob,
    My favorite is n°4. I love the Italian arched doors. What an interesting post you did!
    Have a great new week!
    xx
    Greet
    PS Thank you so much for your comment on my blogpost of today!!

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  10. I love #1. Such a beautiful garage and love the dormers, the cupola and of course, the doors! Hope you're having a great start to your week and month ~

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  11. I really like #10. Trying to grow a rose climber around ours. Ours is really simple...too simple, wood Shaker style. You have me thinking....

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  12. Lovely selection ... Easy to pick a few doors now!
    the red plant must be the roses((: they are amazing...
    ciao Z

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  16. All designs are awesome and attractive but i like 5 and 10 very much.These designs are useful for garage door service providers and also for the people who want these services.Thanks for posting.

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  17. These are all so lovely and unique! I've been looking for residential garage doors for sale in London, CA for my first home and I wish there were more options like this. I absolutely love #2. I'm going to have to look into what European options are available to me. Thanks for sharing!

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