Yes, a totally mundane, necessary piece of hardware can be stunning.
And I want some.
Big, intricate, steeple tipped hinges.
via Historic Style
But at $20 per hinge and up, it's not really in the cards. Sometimes I wish our simple farmhouse had of been built with a little more flair, and that we had some of these babies kicking around like so many other lucky old house owners.
I'm not giving up hope, however. I will continue to browse antique and salvage stores (online and in real life) looking for the elusive reasonably priced Victorian hinge!