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Most house entries are placed prominently at the front, scaled up in size and embellished with arches, fancy trim, transoms, or sidelights. There is nothing wrong with such a traditional entry if it fits in with the many complex requirements for a modern home. Too often, however, the main entry is a pretentious, inappropriate, and dysfunctional leftover from another era. The Experience of Entering Entering and leaving a building is a complex and important experience, so it is not surprising that we celebrate it by showing off a fancy doorway. Yet a prominent door is only one of many different entry options. To understand how other solutions might work, we need to first examine what happens when the occupant