So the new door is finally installed. It is solid wood, 2 inches thick, it has iron doohickies and speak-easy windows, and my husband is finally happy.
UPDATE: For those of you who are asking, yes, if he could dig a moat around the house, he would definitely do it.
such an appropriate door for a fantasy author.
Laura R. says
That is gorgeous!
Agreed. But will it keep out the Hope Crushing Horde?
Nope. We might get a bit squished in there, but we are a determined lot. I don’t think they have to worry to much about another group descending on them, though, so they’re probably safe.
Plus we all know how much Gordon loves the doors, so we’d just knock persistently until we annoyed them enough to open the doors. So win/win.
That looks awesome!
Maria Ovalles says
I love it — looks like will fit into Rogan’s and Nevada’s home, or the front door of Elara and Hugh’s castle! Are the other doors – the green ones, storm doors?
It looks like there’s a little entrance/foyer between the two sets of doors. Or what is sometimes called a “man trap”. It’s useful if you want to leave the outer doors unlocked so packages can be dropped inside but keep the inner doors locked so they can’t get into the house.
Those are the best doors I’ve ever seen. Very cool.
Cathy Brock says
That is a wonderful door! It looks awesome.
Gorgeous! It’s going to age well too.
For the first time I am experiencing door envy. Those are just beautiful.
Diane Lang says
Damn! That’s a DOOR! Beautiful craftsmanship. 😀
Chiara (Chandramas) says
I love it!!!!!! Wonderful choice!
Good taste! Elegant yet safe
Lady Heather says
Now that’s a door!
Gosh, those are beautiful! Congratulations on a lovely edition to your home!
Looks like it would protect your family from a zombie horde while looking pretty
Hah….that’s exactly what popped into my head when I saw those doors 🙂 Beauty along with the strength to withstand a siege. Might be kinda hard to slam the door in a huff…or do they slam in a satisfactory manner?
Gorgeous doors! Beautiful craftsmanship on the iron doo-hickies.
Btw, re-reading the Innkeeper series…. just sayin’ ?
Jill S. says
Wow! Now this is cover-worthy.
Oh my gosh!! I love it. I use to day dream over this type doors when I was a door/window specialist. Beautiful! From the color to the windows to the iron work. Drool worthy.
Thank you. We had to custom order them because of the height and the company does nothing but build doors.
Anna S says
I would be happy too. What a beautiful door! Also, I am glad I am not the only one that still uses the word doohickies.
What does the sign say? I love the outer doors as well.
The signs says Please don’t know unless you have to because we have dogs and they will bark and we are working. Just leave the packages on the porch.
Omg, that is my dream door setup. I also want a moat and a drawbridge.
And you shall not pass! (if you’re not allowed, of course) – said Who? THE DOOR.
Charlene Amden says
That is a fitting Author Lord door, for sure!
That is beautiful. My door is solid wood too. Watch out for carpenter bees. I have to keep a heavy coat of finish on mine or they go after it.
Amanda P says
Way better than boring white PVC ?
Let the siege begin!
Looks like something I could see as the pedestrian entrance to Elara & Hugh’s.
Yes, I was thinking that too!
Liv W says
Absolutely magnificent. ? Congratulations! ?
Fan in California says
Gorgeous!!!!! Worth the wait!
Lovely door. When is he having the team start on the moat?
Hazel Fitzgibbon says
I don’t see the shoot for the blow darts or the reservoir for the boiling oil … 🙂 Very smart, though.
Karen the Griffmom says
I was wondering about the murder holes in the ceiling myself . . .
barbie doll says
Sounds like Gordon and Curran and Hugh have the same protection tendencies. Rather then moats I prefer claymores and gun turrets.
I’m just curious – can you open the windows from the inside to stick your head out and say, “Who rang that bell?!?”
Chris T. says
If you’re going to do that, then you need a special knock and when they open that window, you have to give the special super secret password, which of course they’ll post here so the Horde knows what it is.
I love this!
Matthew Smith says
Gordon does not want a moat. Standing water = mosquitos. Texas doesn’t need the help in that regard. The most effective mosquito repellent in Texas is a 12 gauge. A steel fence with pickets is almost as efficacious and looks pretty too.
>The most effective mosquito repellent in Texas is a 12 gauge.
First thing to come to mind was, “Nah, just armor the armadillos”. And now I’m picturing armored armadillos patrolling the grounds. This may have something to do with recently rereading the ferret heist.
Mwahaha! We need armadillo security!
Heather Goggin says
That door is gorgeous!
These are beautiful and exactly right for the home of two people who create such fantastic fiction
That door definitely needs a moat. Possibly alligators in the moat too.
Gators aren’t practical considering their furbabies.
And moats are the last thing you want in mosquito country.
Super jealous! That door is awesome!
Those are gorgeous! Wow!
Suzann Schmid says
Ready for the apocalypse! I like it, as the home invasion stories are pretty scary. The Jayme Closs case is the one that really is scary. I love the design. No wonder you needed a hunk to hang it.
Jen K says
I love it!! Someday I’ll own a house and get to put meat things in it.
Are the shutters functional? I am assuming that if the front door has the outer doors, then all the windows must have shutters too. Have you had a storm that you went around the house to close them all?
We’ve just been hit by a storm, causing a 24h power outage and I am sitting here thinking how nice it would have been to have that extra layer of protection.
Gordon Andrews says
The big black, slightly yellow green outer doors do close and they have sliding latch on the inside. I close them at night when we go to bed.
Shannon in Texas says
My ex would have found that incredibly satisfying. “Me strong man! Me has protected my castle and my wimin!”
(I am NOT implying Gordon is like this!)
I especially love those windows. Is this a new door or did you find an antique?
Never mind. I saw, custom order. I’m sorry, I have no idea how I missed it the first time around.
Cynthia E Spiller says
I like to think it was the sale of Iron and Magic that helped pay for the magnificent door with the iron doohickeys.
Totally awesome doors.
What? No arrow slits? 😉
That door is amazing. Perfect for you two! Maybe a moat with running water because of Mosquitos/West Nile?
Unless you have a magic mosquito zapper? I put nothing beyond you two. Well done!
Susie Q. says
My dad was a construction superintendent, commercial and residential. A rather wealthy couple bought a botanical garden tourist attraction in Ft. Myers, Florida, and hired him to build their dream home. It included a moat, a swimming pool disguised as an indoor fountain to get around building codes and an art gallery with 4 rotating cubes per wall with a painting on each side of the cube. It was the most expensive home in the county and the most difficult job he ever ran, especially the rotating cubes. One of the carpenters attacked using a shovel. Dad thought he had missed the target until he saw the beheaded rattlesnake next to him.
Sara T says
Absolutely gorgeous doors!
Duffi McDermott says
A beautiful door! Love all the doohickeys.
I want one.
Looks amazing!!! I would want doors like that on my dream house I think 🙂
Love the door! Enjoy it. Have a great weekend
WOW. Will you ever get a tiny door set within the bigger doors? I forget what that’s called.
Ista in Sydney says
Hobbit doors ?
Christine W says
Judas gate is a small door in a larger door. … Inset in this gate, is a small door or gate which you can open and step through without the inconvenience of opening the larger double gates. In the painting, Judas is seen stepping through on his way to betray Christ.
or perhaps… A wicket gate, or simply a wicket, is a pedestrian door or gate, particularly one built into a larger door or into a wall or fence.
Gorgeous! I am so jealous! With the speak easy windows I assume a password will be required to gain entry 🙂 Enjoy.
Cheryl M says
I am loving those doors! There is a guy here in Boise who was trying to sell a castle, complete with porticullis and torches on the battlements.
“Fezig! The porticullis!”
Courtney Mincy says
Have fun storming the castle!
Thanks for the link. Very interesting. Nearby houses are way too close. If this was surrounded by beautiful green acreage, maybe on the upper rise of some rolling hills… and if I won the lottery, I’d seriously consider thinking about buying this castle. 🙂
Cheryl M says
Why, yes, that is the one! I drive by it almost daily. My son and his friends tried to figure out how to buy it.
And, I love Princess Bride, though I think my family would be more Monty Python and tossing cows over it.
Neat castle, thanks for link
There are plenty of castles for sale over here, some for as low as 5M€. A friend of my husband’s has been trying to buy one for years, figuring 20 bedrooms, if he can get even 14 other people to go in with him…
It’s honestly a shame he’s such an asshat, because otherwise I would totally be in.
When I picture Rogan’s House in my head, those doors fit.
That was my first thought. That they belong on a hacienda. They are beautiful.
I am so jealous of Gordon. Every man REALLY wants a 2 inch thick wood and wrought iron door.
Oh, it isn’t limited to men.
I love the doors, and agree with the moat idea ?
Congratulations! The door seems solid enough for the zombie apocalypse! 😉
Amazing, astounding, absolutely stunning!
Kim Z. says
Be honest, Gordon is Curren in disguise??? ?
Ms. Kim says
Or is Curran based off if Gordon
I’m actually much closer to William from Bayou Moon.
When are we going to see your action figure collections? lol
It is a crazy world out there and the two of you are semi public figures. A secure entry makes sense. Nice choice on them.
William got a castle, too.
Pat Sciarini says
Beautiful! And a moat wouldn’t be bad either.
Ms. Kim says
That is a great door! I’ve almost sworn off home ownership, but I’d reconsider for a door like that. 🙂
Kim H says
Those are Fabulous doors! I say let Gordon dig a moat. You can call it part of your Texas flood management system.
Call it a “Lazy River” and you can float around it in your inner tube. Very Texas chic!
The doors are absolutely beautiful!!! Good choice
Dave Sperry says
Looks like those doors might even slow down an angry Curran!
Patricia Schlorke says
The first thought that popped into my head when I saw the doors: “it’s Hugh!” 😀
Lovely doors. Reminds me of the thick English oak that can withstand a siege.
A moat around the house…hmm…better rethink that for the summer. Mosquitos and West Nile isn’t something you want near. Even marsh mosquitos (probably too far south of those) isn’t something you want biting you.
Absolutely gorgeous, the wood and iron details are perfect!
Ruth Beeby says
This is down the street from my house. Yes that’s a drawbridge. Yes, that is a moat, and yes it does have water in it. In the middle of a huge sprawl of 1950’s tract housing.
I am totally in awe of that houseowner…
Kelly B says
I love the drawbridge! Awesomeness!
Nicholi Gold says
That is awesome!
Ilona will regret you showing me that.
If you can’t talk her into a full-sized one, Gordon, maybe you could put a small one in for the dogs. I’m picturing a little doghouse with a small drawbridge and moat. Work her up to one for the house.
Perhaps you can write and publish some more POVs for which we will give you money which will make Ilona look at the idea more favorably?
Patricia Schlorke says
Claire M says
Oh my word! That’s incredible!
That is pretty cool. I would have it up though. 🙂
Love. Love. Love these doors.
Fully worthy of Hugh and Elara. Glad you’re having fun! – A.
P.S. – maybe just a little moat???
Victoria Tompkins says
We definitely know where Curran and Hugh get their moat obsessions with now!
So you guys moved into a fortress, installed thick ass doors with iron barred windows, and have about half a dozen animals guarding the place… Is there something the rest of us need to know about?? ?
Also, thought I’d share this ?
That’s freaking funny! Thanks for sharing.
Lynn T. says
Thank you for the post and door pictures. Given you now live in Texas I would research BEFORE digging a moat. You know simple stuff your local agricultural extension agent can answer. Oh I forgot, US federal government shutdown. Well, internet research. Water drainage rate, soil type and consistency,, are you on a 10 year…..100 year flood plain, mosquito population and migration, etc. I doubt Gordon could stock piranha as too cold for too long but i love the idea of a moat.
Unfortunately for me my illegally minded neighbors planted illegal agricultural plants in duck pond so i was saddled with chore of draining and filling in when i moved “home” for eldercare. Same day I put up wildlife cameras, no trespassing signage and installed booby traps in surrounding woods. No leg traps as they are considered illegal here. So I totally love Gordon’s idea of a moat.
After Pluto, American Staffordshire Terrier, was given to me as puppy by my male parental unit (because someone dumped her out so she was good Sam case) I installed a new front yard fence and dog door with Beware of Dog signage. Not as good as a moat but did limit where was insecure as Pluto secured the front yard and house and my bull secures the pastures and chickens. Garage lost stuff that was captured on camera but never physically recovered. With a moat, maybe they would have drowned. Okay, probably not.
Nice door. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful door. Are the other doors for storms? Just curious, we usually only get snow and floods here in PA (big one this weekend).
It’s good that safety is a priority and a moat would keep the salesmen away.
Kelly B says
Now all you need is to modify the doorbell to sound like a 10gauge shotgun has been chambered….or some other large and scary sounding weapon. LOL
Door mat that warns of self destruction….
Poof no salesmen. 😉
Actually I love the doors and am jealous. 😉
Patricia Schlorke says
How about the cannon sound from the 1812 overture? That would scare off any would be tresspasser, salesperson, or any delivery person. ?
I’m thinking Monty Python.
“Run away! Run away!”
Ruth Ray says
Not moat but koi pond that just happened to surround the house. The koi will help with the mosquito problem. Gorgeous doors.
That’s a good idea!
Shlomi Harif says
You had the perfect property… And then you left town!!!! 🙂
That’s nice but not our house, not even our old house.
Shlomi Harif says
Yeah, I know. But you coulda!!!! It’s even got flaming torches flanking the front door! 😛
They are gorgeous doors. The whole setup reminds me of a gate in the outer wall of a castle in Scotland. Nice.
Wow! Just wow!
Bill from nj says
Roland would absolutely love it!
Those doors are so beautiful ! I wouldn’t care if my hubby wanted a moat I’d just fill it with aquatic plants and surround the moat with a bog garden. It would be cool to have fish in the moat as well then you could fish out your front door!
Claire M says
They’re so beautiful! I had never considered door style to be much of a thing. But they are beautiful and I want them!
What does the sign say?? Is that a little sign on that post off to the side and in front of the beautifull new door? Or am i dreaming?
That door! It brings so many memories of my grandfather’s hometown, a really tiny town of 60 people in Spain. We still own a house that was built in the XVI, and the damn door is almost impossible to move. Glad yours is an updated version. But I wouldn’t recommend digging a moat. Last time the town decided to dig something they discovered that the “despeñadero de los ahorcados” (the cliff of the hanged) was literally that. It was horrible and amusing at the same time seeing all those bones and how the old ladies were scheming to have the priest pay for the expenses. So if you’re going to dig be prepared for surprises…
Wow…. I too have door envy! We just replaced ours with steel. They wouldn’t let me have a speak easy because of cold climate ? Haha… yours is simply gorgeous. Enjoy!
Love love love the door! It’s stunning. I wonder if Hugh could break it down 🙂 You should get a small moat with a bridge to walk over! Can’t wait for the next book!!! Re-reading Iron and Magic. I read it, then re-read Magic Triumphs and now looking for clues I might have missed my first read through.
Corrina Smith says
I’ve worked for a guy who has a moat. A HUGE moat all around his property. He seems pretty happy. I personally would need turrets and alligators. You know. Standard home security.
Bill G says
Beautiful doors and ironmongery.
When you get the moat, perhaps Dina or George could contact the Wizard of Id for suggestions on the care and feeding of Moat Monsters.
He must be related to my husband. He would.like to do the same thing. With a lookout tower and a howitzer.
Sherri VanNatta says
That. Is. Amazing. I love it!
Is there silver in the window grates?
Y’know, just in case…
Just in time for the Labyrinth door knockers preorder.
Tery Gohsman says
I bought them 10 years ago from Hot Topic. Granted not real metal, but it’s not the first time the laby knockers have been available.
Cheryl B says
Beautiful doors! Gordon has good taste in wives and castle like features! I vote for the most Gordon!
Cheryl B says
Moat moat – darn auto correct.
Such a Curran thing to be.
LOL. JUST LOL
Uhm, ok. I now get where the Rogan, Hugh and Curran fortification mania comes from. Lol.
Beautiful door thou
DeeAnn Fuchs says
Love that door and I vote yes to a moat!
I wonder, what does that sign say? The one on the station…..is it a warning?
I was wondering the same thing.
Kristin S says
It’s mentioned on one of the previous pages of comments. Basically, we’re working so don’t knock because the dogs will bark.
Krap and cheese doodles! …does that thing go to Narnia too?!?? ?
E Smith says
The doors are fantastic! My Hubby would build a moat around our house if he could and I would let him.
It’s very beautiful. Brings the Cutting Edge door to mind.
aha! Creatively anachronistic, is he? You don’t need a moat, you need a dragon
They don’t need a dragon, they have a heard of Granddogs!!
Drawbridge next then?
Did someone say Moat?
I’m so envious – *beautiful* doors!!
Beautiful doors, waiting for moat.
Instead of putting the spackling on cardboard, you could apply it straight on your walls:
No wonder the doorhanger was a buff guy. Great doors though. I’m for a moat, but only if it has waterlilies. Lots of waterlilies. Ooops, shades of Roland’s water gardens.
Lol yes, those doors are very castlesque….. is that a word? If not, it should be.
*chants* Moat Moat Moat Moat
MARIEANDREA MCCLENDON says
Those are fabulous doors!
After seeing those gorgeous and regal doors, I have to agree with Gordon. Now, I even say go for the moat!!?
Those really are amazing doors, and they look fantastic! What a stunning entrance they make. I hope you are happy with them as well Ilona. ?
cheryl z says
Yes, but its getting harder to find alligators and crocodiles to file it.
Sorry should be fill
Inga Abel says
Why does it look like the left side is a bit higher, than the right?
Sorry, maybe it`s just the picture and I am a bit mental about perfect fittings for a new door, and you new door looks just so GRAND!!!, but it DOES seem a bit out of water…
nonetheless enjoy and start digging…
greets from Switzerland (cold starry night here…)
Amber Dawn says
They are in the south. They don’t want a moat. Moat = water = Mosquitos. Now the dragon sounds great.
They just need a moat with moving water. Like an endless pool in a circle. Float around the house in a raft. That would be fun.
I know a guy who builds dragon couches if you are interested.
Infinity pool with an arching bridge over it? Exercise, feels defensive and looks good! Lol
Incredible, I am envious.
Was the Basic idea „Me Home is my Castle ?“ or did i Miss something?
I too really wanna know what the little sign says but those are gorgeous doors. Just love em.
And my Dad would totally go w the moat as well. He’s had to settle for burglar bars on all the doors and windows. Pesky HOA.
d LM a says
00hhh, pretty pretty, doing the …
They are gorgeous doors. Are they double doors on the outside? I’m also curious about the sign. Peace and blessings to everyone.
Love the door, it’s beautiful! I’m jealous, my builder grade one just doesn’t cut it.
Valerie T says
Lifegoals… so cooL. Go you!!
Just watch sudden temp changes: that night where it went from a 90F day to 45F within a few hours caused our solid wood door to warp to the point that it popped open in the middle of the night (even with the deadbolt engaged). Our very elderly cat escaped. We eventually found her, but not before she sustained substantial kidney damage. Looks gorgeous.
To quote Sean ‘it’s Nice’’
My Mom had a very solid door too.it was on her Silver Smithing shop door for many years..then she put it on her work shop house, on our farm.I will get you a photo…..same idea….but….one day when it was on the shop
robbers came in through the ceiling of the auto parts shop next door, and her Two German Shepard’s Siegfried and Siegrrieda scarred them and delayed them and the Anacortes Cops got them….yeahhhhhh….true story
Pat Crouch says
That door is fabulous. It projects “Knock on me at your peril” perfectly.
I don’t know, if I was Gordon I would start treating solicitors like the french guy in Monty Python Holy Grail. Start referencing other movies like who frame roger rabbit ,”What’s the password” . Things like that. There are so many dad joke opportunities. I am envious.
Now THAT’S a gorgeous door! I wouldn’t want stagnant water from a moat though. Texas is way too hot for standing water!
So funny. Enjoy your new door!
So, do the external doors function?
Yes. I close them at night.
Most impressed with the doors wonderful
So you are prepared for the shift from tech to magic in 2024? Good work! Maybe a wall, too?
Good job! It certainly projects an attitude, and I mean that in a good way.
Beautiful door! I showed this post to my husband. He said: yeah, I like it 🙂
Simon Lyon says
Very gothic/medieval – I heartily approve. Gordon has good taste.
And +1 for a moat (with of course drawbridge). 😉
Simon Lyon says
Have you considered incorporating arrowslits in the external brickwork either side to really give it the “repel all boarders” vibe. 😉 😉
Carol Stauffer-Munekata says
I love the door. Hopefully the overhang will prevent the boiling oil from splashing on the lovely finish when repelling unwanted door to door salespersons.