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Why Do We Love The Historic Dutch Door?

Nest by Tamara's Why In Design Column: The History and Love of the Dutch Door East Hampton, Long Island via  Style Me Pretty We love Dutch doors and they remind us of horses and horse barns and the easy way of equestrian style living.  What are they, you ask?  Well, Dutch doors are basically a single door that has been divided in half vertically, allowing the top half to stay open while the bottom is closed.  When needed, they are kept together as one door with a latch- a doorknob on the top portion and a lever securing the two on the bottom.  You may remember we wrote a story on the popularity of the Farmhouse style of architecture  back in 2017.  This style of architecture first cropped up in rural areas of the United States so farmers could live on their property, and the style was inspired by the earlier architecture of the Cape Cod, Salt Box, Colonial, Greek Revival and Southern Plantation homes.   The Dutch door became known in the 17th century in the Netherlands, and many be

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