You’d be hard pressed to find a domestic company today that will manufacture Dutch Doors. But that wasn’t always the case. The design was well used in many areas of the world for centuries and but took hold and became popular in New England America during the 17th century. The concept allowed colonial American homes to let in light and fresh air with an operable top half-door while keeping out domesticated animals. Today our designers are repurposing the old-time tradition for modern day practicality, like accepting deliveries and giving a stylish distinction to pet gates.
We’ll concede that Dutch Doors, while stunning, can be a challenge for most companies to manufacture. But with technologically savvy engineering and our skilled European craftsmen, any door or window is possible at Hawkeye Windows and Doors. It’s a distinct, yet very practical way to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces in a seamless, yet very practical fashion. Whether a perfect solution for an exterior kitchen or to help pull in a fresh breeze to an interior kitchen or to greet our close neighbours, the Dutch Door element offer aesthetic and practical design benefits that blend modern design with practical function. And secondly, they balance the design concept of the modern sliding barn door.
Double Dutch door design
Having two independent doors in a single frame while properly aligning them so they close securely and tightly can be a difficult task – especially with today’s demanding energy efficient requirements. Both Hawkeye and our European partners approach crafting these unique double dutch doors with the same respect to detail as any other product we offer in our unique line of windows and doors. We do so because we are committed to fulfilling our customers’ vision for a special door that is so rare, yet extremely useful for today’s fast-paced, multitasking world.