Mission Style Interior Doors1. Grandeur Interior Door
2. 5 Panel Interior Door
3. Estate Interior Door
4. Mountainland Interior Door
Mission Style Front Doors5. Boat House Front Door
6. Four Corners Front Door
7. Rocky Point Front Door
8. Whittamore Front Door
9. Highland Front Door
10. Alpine Front Door
Each of these doors stays true to the characteristics of mission style architecture. But what exactly are those key characteristics? What makes a mission style door any different than any other door?
By the end of this article, you should have a better understanding of this historic style. Plus, you’ll receive important highlights, descriptions, and customization options for each of the doors listed above.
Whether you want to replace an interior door or spice up your entryway, we’re confident you’ll find the perfect match for your mission or classic style home.
What is a Mission Style Door?In order to understand what a mission style door is, it’s important to illustrate what mission style architecture is as a whole. This is because a mission style door is merely a reflection of the greater design scheme.
Mission style architecture is rooted in the Spanish mission movement from the 1700s-1800s; when Spain occupied Mexico and California. During this movement, large Catholic cathedrals were built and inspired by Mediterranean-style architecture. However, they were unique because they had to use the materials available to them. This created large buildings with thick stucco/plaster walls, low-pitched roofs with expanding eaves and clay roof tiles, arched openings, open courtyards, exterior colonnades, and natural wood materials.
A few key aspects of this style are the simple details and an emphasis on natural, hand-made material. Mission style doors use these elements with a few unique characteristics of their own. These include simple vertical lines that frame one or more panels and a clean glass feature towards the top of the door. The most important element, however, is to highlight the natural wood grain of the door, as mission style architecture is all about emphasizing natural tones and exposed wood. That said, there are a few exceptions to this rule, as some historic buildings painted the mission style entry door a bright, contrasting paint color—such as cool blue or blue-gray.
Because mission style doors have a basic foundation of simple vertical lines and natural wood tones, there is quite a bit of variance. This flexibility allows the several door styles below to all vary in appearance while sharing the same mission style characteristics. These doors are also sometimes referred to as a craftsman style door.
While these doors are labeled “mission style,” their simple and classic design can match a wide range of interior design styles, including Mediterranean, Spanish colonial, French colonial, ranch, traditional, contemporary, and farmhouse.
Mission Style Interior Doors
1. Grandeur Interior DoorLet the natural light flow into your home with the Grandeur Interior Door. This door features a simple, yet elegant layout of with a large eight-panel window grille design using a wooden frame. The bottom of the door has a single recessed panel.
The Grandeur Interior Door reflects the mission style with its simple lines and clean window pattern. The best part? You can customize the wood species, glass style, door stain or paint color, and texture to match your exact interior design needs.
To maintain privacy without sacrificing natural light, consider a decorative glass option, such as vintage or crested. These glass patterns distort images behind the glass, making them perfect for interior residential spaces that need a bit of privacy without sacrificing that light and airy feeling.
2. 5 Panel Interior DoorThe 5-panel interior door adds a modern twist to a classic mission style interior door design. Rather than the focus being on vertical panels, this door centers on five horizontal panels that span the length of the door. These panels are divided and framed by wooden stiles and rails.
What makes this simple design truly unique is you can choose what material you want the panels to be, including wood, glass, smooth aluminum, or distressed aluminum. To make it a traditional mission style interior door, choose wood as your panel insert. This traditional look would also make a lovely colonial door.
Aluminum is great for a more modern look, while stylish glass inserts add a contemporary flare. Every design aspect of this door is customizable, including the height, width, wood species, texture, and more!
3. Estate Interior DoorIf your interior design style straddles the divide between modern and traditional, simple and extravagant, you’ll love the Estate Interior Door. This interior mission style door perfectly combines simple and modern design. It achieves this through its unadorned, wooden frame that encloses a full-length window free from metal grilles.
Ready to make it uniquely yours? Customize the finishing touches, such as the door stain, glass style, and wood finish. For a splash of texture (and privacy), consider one of our decorative glass options, such as palm, overcast, or spectrum. You can also opt for a mirror instead of traditional clear glass to give the door added function.
4. Mountainland Interior DoorThe Mountainland Interior Door emphasizes mission style vertical lines with a large window towards the top of the door. This simple and classic design features multiple thin, vertical panels enclosed by wooden stiles on either side and the bottom door rail. These panels are separated from the window by an intermediate rail.
The large glass feature is simple and clean in design. As a traditional and beautiful interior door, you can customize the wood with a specialty stain that highlights the natural wood grain.
When ordering your custom interior door, you can also pick your preferred wood species, glass style, door dimensions, and more so that your door perfectly fits your space in both style and function.
Mission Style Front Doors
5. Boat House Front DoorThis exterior door closely resembles the Grandeur Interior Door design, as it has a prominent glass feature separated into six panels by a wooden grid with a simple recessed panel near the bottom of the door.
Th Boat House Front Door is perfect for adding simple elegance to your mission style entryway. Highlight the natural wood tones through as the glass allows warm sunlight to shine into your home. Customize the finishing details to make this wooden entry door uniquely yours, such as adding sidelights or making it a double door.
Crafted by Rustica’s experienced woodworkers, these high performance doors are made to withstand the elements. With our top-of-the-line materials and unique craftsmanship, your wood exterior doors will last for years to come.
6. Four Corners Front DoorWooden front doors are a staple element for many classic architectural styles, and the mission style is no exception. At Rustica, we like to honor those traditions while adding a contemporary twist to our wood entry doors, and the Four Corners Front Door is a perfect example of this.
This entry door references its classic mission style roots through its natural wood frame and clean lines. However, it also has a nod to modern design with its prominent window and minimalistic wooden grille pattern dividing the glass into four large panels.
7. Rocky Point Front DoorIf you’re looking for traditional craftsman style exterior doors to match your craftsman style or mission style home, this is the perfect door for you. The Rocky Point Front Door has three recessed vertical panels making up most of the door, with a small six-panel window near the top of the door. The vertical panels highlight the vertical lines classic to mission style doors.
The true element of any craftsman style entry door is the presence of a dentil shelf. This unique component is included on the Rocky Point Front Door just beneath the window. Dentil shelves add character and historic relevance to exterior doors, making the Rocky Point Front Door an instant classic.
8. Whittamore Front DoorWelcome in the sunshine with the Whittamore Front Door. Featuring a broad wooden frame and four large paneled windows, this mission style entry door is perfect for a classic, contemporary look.
Customize each component of this door to make it the perfect addition to your space. Honor its mission style elements by choosing a wood species of a similar nature—such as mahogany. This luxurious wood species has a tight vertical grain pattern that is ideal for modern mission style homes. Finally, choose a simple stain to complement the natural wood grain, such as clear or glaze.
9. Highland Front DoorWant to add a modern twist to your classic mission style home? Spice up your entryway with the Highland Front Door, which features a series of thin horizontal windows running the length of the door. These long, thin windows are evenly divided by wooden rails that are slightly wider than the glass.
Because of the simple, contemporary style of the Highland Front Door, it can fit a wide range of architectural styles, including colonial, ranch, mid century modern, and beach house.
Customize this door to make it unique yours by choosing your preferred glass style, wood species, door stain, and more!
10. Alpine Front DoorThis craftsman style entry door takes the classic wood-paneled window found on many traditional-style doors to another level. Meet the Alpine Front Door—featuring a full-length glass window divided into 21 equal square panels by a wooden grill. These windows are framed by strong wooden stiles and rails.
Impress your guests and boost your home’s curb appeal with this elegant, yet classic front door. Add sidelights to increase the amount of natural light in your space, or opt for a decorative glass option to enhance privacy and style.
With Rustica’s impressive customization options, you can make this door a one-of-a-kind addition to your mission style entryway.
Mission Style Doors are a Stunning ClassicMission style architecture blesses the world of design with its stucco/plaster walls, open courtyards, arched entryways, clay roof tiles, and natural wood materials. This home style is simply stunning, which is why you need the perfect mission style door to complement its elegance and traditional appeal.
Browse through our catalogue to find your ideal mission style door today! Whether you fell in love with a door on this list, or want to bring a new look to life, Rustica’s design team will be by your side every step of the way. Contact us today to get started!