Old wooden Art Deco doorway and window

This is a bit of a non-standard Art Deco architectural detail: a narrow wooden doorway with an overextended window on top of it that provides light to the stair case behind it. I like how the rule of three typical of the Art Deco style just stares, in the case of this design, obviously into the observer’s face.

Art Deco style doorway, early 1930s house, north Cismigiu area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)


I endeavor through this daily series of daily articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.


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