Windows and doors can tell the observer much about the geographical setting of the home to which they are attached.
I wondered why this doorstep was enclosed and faced the direction it did. At first I figured it was merely an architectural statement.
Then I passed this craftsman style home with only half of its porch enclosed with windows. It dawned on me. Since the prevailing winds blow from the beach which is mere blocks away, these doors are being protected from the wind and rain. A lyrical answer to a prosaic problem.
On the other hand, banks of windows open to the front of a home indicate that the owners enjoy the view across the road and ignore the wind.
I would, too. Wouldn't you?
Details: The Avenues in south Redondo Beach, California
Linking to Whimisical Windows, Delirious Doors at Toby's blog.