All About the Red Doors

Built in 1885, this detailed darling is in the heart of the historic Boulevard Park neighborhood of Sacramento, California and is on the Sacramento Register of Historic and Cultural Resources.

Since we couldn’t find much history on this house, we’re going to tell you about a red front door instead. We painted our own front door red a few years ago just because we liked it, but we later found out the hue has different meanings to different people.

In early American tradition, as well as Feng Shui, a red door means “welcome.” Back in the day, travelers by horse and buggy knew that they could find shelter in a house with a red door. Soooo, probably not the best choice for introverts.

It was also a welcoming sign for the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. Red doors signaled a place of safety for runaway slaves.

A red door is also said to provide protection from the Angel of Death, which dates back to Biblical times. During the Middle Ages, people painted cathedral doors red, and passing through them signified the entrance to holy ground.

In Scotland, a red door means you’re finally mortgage-free! Woot woot!

According to a 2020 real estate listing, this darling house has original architectural details throughout, and a fireplace in the library. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it has 2100+ square feet, and last sold in October, 2020 for $662,500.

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