Even though a professional photographer was hired for this 19th century historic home listing, my photograph was chosen for the brochure.
Porte-cochère: (French) "porte," door + "cochère," carriage ~ A porch large enough for a carriage to pass through.
Porte"-co`chère" noun [ French: See Port (a gate), and Coach.]
(Architecture) A large doorway allowing vehicles to drive into or through a building. It is common to have the entrance door open upon the passage of the porte-cochère. Also, a porch over a driveway before an entrance door.
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