Author Archives: Melissa Brock

Creative Design, Contemporary Touches

This contemporary rustic home in western North Carolina is a great example of combining different styles and applying thoughtful design to create something extraordinary.

The home’s entry door incorporates a single side lite that mirrors the four lites (glass windows) in the door. While individually the separate components may seem asymmetrical, the thoughtful design allows the eye to perceive perfect symmetry when the door and side lite are placed together. An arched one-lite transom spans the two components below it, emphasizing the unit’s verticality of over 11 feet. Read more

Victorian-Style Doors

Victorian architecture actually refers to a number of different styles popularized during the reign of Queen Victoria—generally during the period of the mid-1800s to the start of the 1900s. It incorporates Gothic revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Stick styles. Victorian homes are often large—two or three stories—with wood or stone exteriors. Their shapes are typically complicated and asymmetrical, with steep, imposing rooflines and gables that face in different directions. Decorative trim, sometimes called “gingerbread,” may embellish the exterior, and Read more

Sun Mountain Launches Updated Website

On September 1, 2016, Sun Mountain, Inc., launched an updated website, sunmountain.wpengine.com. The website is “responsive” (tablet and mobile enabled) and includes significant new content relating to Sun Mountain’s custom wood door and other millwork product lines. Read more

More Modern Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors are traditionally rustic—often made with knotty or reclaimed woods, plank panels, or cross-bucks—like this 6′ wide by 7′ tall barn door with flat track hardware and large… Read more