I see people adding pocket doors and barn doors to their houses, our house has the real thing... a 4' wide pocket door between the living room and dining room.
Unfortunately we had to work really hard to get it to slide open like this. If you look in the top right corner, you can probably see that the door is off it's track. I believe it was like this for awhile, as the last person who painted has painted just the left stile, as that part was all that was sticking out into the room. There actually is another section still between the walls, that you can't see, the door is three full panels wide.
We will be redoing this room and taking down the wallpaper. When we get to that point, we will most likely have to take down the trim and maybe even part of the wall, to get the door "back on track."
Speaking of trim, the moldings in most rooms of this house are fabulous! The vertical trim here around the door is fluted and 4 1/2" wide, the baseboards are 8 1/2" deep.
In one upstairs bedroom you can see the trim around the door, including the rosettes, most likely all original to the house:
I just love all the old woodwork, even if it's been painted. I wonder if I should strip the large pocket door down to the original wood? All my trim will be white, but that door might look nice without paint on it, what do you think?
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