Thursday doors…looking for love

Posted: November 15, 2018 in Thursday doors
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This house in Fougerolles caught my attention despite having nothing to do with cherries.  It was empty and, if you had the money a/o time to fix it up, would make a large, inviting home within walking distance of church, bakery, the cherry “factory”, and several distilleries, as well as a bookstore.

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Plenty of doors. If these shots were in black and white or it was at night, you might get a spooky vibe, especially if that one door swung back and forth with a screech and the wind was blowing everything in the unkempt yard.  Today the property just looked like it was waiting for a new owner to bring it back to life.

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This is the set of doors that originally caught my eye.

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Let’s go closer.  It appears the original paint may have matched the fence and the blue veins in the stone.  That would give a completely different look.  I wonder what the house would look like with blue doors and shutters.

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  1. restlessjo says:

    It’s all a bit sad… but interesting 🙂 🙂

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    It always makes me sad to see an old beauty abandoned to the elements. This would have been a grand home at one time.

  3. Degenerating doors make good photographs.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    I love the doors that first caught your attention. There’s something about doors that have served so long. The other doors, and the shutters are also wonderful. I love the color.

  5. Bryntin says:

    I definitely like the old and distressed doors for their character more… this may be a subtle and unconscious psychological acceptance of my own physical state though.

  6. Pale blue doors and shutters would be gorgeous on that house. I’d love to get my hands on it……. oh wait, I have to finish the one I’m living in first, lol.

  7. So intriguing!!! And Yes! To the blue doors and shutters!

  8. Ally Bean says:

    Those a cool door photos. What a wonderful house it must have been– and will be again?

  9. Norm 2.0 says:

    Your last shot of the weathered doors is beautiful. It’s too bad the place has been left like this, but I can only imagine the amount time, effort, and money that will be needed to get it back to comfortable/live-able. Hopefully someone does, though it won’t be me 😀

  10. Junieper/Jesh stG says:

    A door swinging back and forth with a screeching sound would be the perfect set up for a mystery movie! Great find:)

  11. Leya says:

    Wonderful house and wonderful doors – I hope it will be restored one day!

  12. belocchio says:

    I’ve packed my valise. I can almost close it. Hammers and saws and Purdy paint brushes take up a lot of room. Copper pots to simmer in the ancient kitchen. Workers need sustenance.. Lots of candles. The electrics may not work. I’m ready. Off to this mystery house. Join me Janet. We need a place like this to escape the wildness of this world. Cheers Virginia

  13. Nice photos of this potential beauty.

  14. JT Twissel says:

    Nice shots! I imagine it would cost a fortune to fix that old place up.

  15. Ah – to be young, have a big bank account, and a lot of tools. Great bones, and it could be a show stopper. 🙂

  16. kirizar says:

    That is a mansion. Imagine the upkeep! I’m astonished if it doesn’t have a library, distillery and an entertainment center already planned out!

  17. I’m sure this was once a magnificent structure, it has good bones. Just needs some tlc to make a come back … someday. Nice find!

  18. marianallen says:

    A door with character!

  19. joey says:

    Ooh, I love the last photo. That’s all kindsa beautiful to my eyes!

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    Great photos and wonderful information.

  21. Wow, loved that close up view of that old weathered door! Great find, Janet!

    • France seems to be full of these doors. of course, there are plenty of pedestrian doors, too, but lots that are fun and, at least for those of us who live where there are rarely battered doors, interesting and different.