The gallant arch is among the first things that you learn about in History of Architecture 101. It has proved its technology might and usefulness during the ages, but nowadays it seems to be relegated to the use of decorative add-on. It may be the simple fact that I live in Southern California in which there’s a plethora of Spanish design residences, however the sight of the arched doorway still makes me swoon.
Carson Poetzl, Inc..
The monastic ease of a simple, unadorned arch is an inspiring sight. The repetition of this traditional arch down a long hallway creates a timeless appearance.
Ventana Construction LLC
Even small homes can benefit from the historical flourish that an arch can provide. The tightest of arches in the tightest of hallways elevates the home’s appearance and adds to its real estate value.
Framing an arched doorway in thick, rich timber adds a layer of luxury and grandness to big chambers.
David Mills Custom Homes
Go the extra mile with custom interior doors fitted into your wood-framed arched doorways. Just lovely.
Dillard Pierce Design Associates
Most room perspectives don’t endlessly unfold, so finishing off a sequence of arches using a relief wall market is a smart idea.
Mixing and matching linear and arched doors provides a space a New Traditional look with flair.
Christopher Scott Homes
This bath may be a throwback to old Roman baths, but the decision to showcase the arches at two distinct heights on the exact same elevation is a contemporary twist that ends in a beautiful surprise.
Vanguard Studio Inc..
If you have to use many arches, confining them into a little room, such as a toilet, is a good idea.
Case Design/Remodeling, Inc..
A broader span can be accommodated with a thread that is modified.
Glenn Robert Lym Architect
An extra-high ceiling allows you to play with geometry and produce an extra-wide traditional arch. The end result gives an exotic, even bohemian, texture to this sitting room.
Sullivan, Henry, Oggero and Associates, Inc..
Moving from the inside out, an unforgettable Renaissance-style arcade can serve as the entryway to your home.
The arcade theory need not be fully built out. Only the facade is sufficient to indicate a sense of historical importance in new homes.
Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
Consider using an arched doorway to create an inviting seating alcove off a terrace.
I leave you with an outside shot of a home that has used multiple arches of varying scales and spans in its layout to good success and for good curb appeal. I would move in right now if I could.
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