Carriage porch

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(Arch.) a canopy or roofed pavilion covering the driveway at the entrance to any building. It is intended as a shelter for those who alight from vehicles at the door; - sometimes erroneously called in the United States porte-cochère.

See also: Carriage

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Lesser 20th century additions were removed but they retained many of its best surviving features, such as stained glass windows, grand fireplaces, a sprung-floor ballroom (used for meetings and banquets), and in a nod to the iconic pillars that once fronted the premises, a magnificent carriage porch.
With its turrets, carriage porch and landscaped gardens, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was originally home to a Scottish baron.