Good morning forum, what would be a good term to describe this covered drive and main entry in layman’s term?
I would refer to it as a car portico. Google it.
In front of the main entry I’d call it a portico, on the side of a house I’d call it a carport.
Yes portico is right on.
Thank you Thomas
Thank you Simon
Thank you Larry
from Dictionary_of_Architecture_and_Building_Construction.pdf (25.3 MB)
the term is
a doorway or porch designed to
allow for the passage of a vehicle, originally one
to allow the passage of carriages into a courtyard.
This is the proper architectural term.
I have built lots of mansions in my former career for the likes of; John Bon Jovi, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kenny G, Tom Brady & hundreds of other more wealthy but less famous folks. The Porte Cochere was always an important part of the home to these guys…first impression.
Broad Stone Masonry Colonnade with Gable Tiled Roof Exterior Entry.
Poured Concrete Hardscaped Drive and Walkway.
Just my 2 cents.
Barry and Brandon are correct, if it is wide enough for a car. Good job guys!
I was wrong for a long time and didn’t think twice about it with my languages background. Portico means porch. Habits…
Do you have a more zoomed out picture that shows better view of this “driveway”?
Guess it all depends on the home and your clients. If it’s a multi-million dollar mansion and you are inspecting for high profile clients, I would refer to it as a “porte-cochère.”
If not, and you want to explain it in “layman’s” terms to your client, I would refer to it as car portico.
But! can you pronounce it in that elite style!? make sure you do or they’ll get pissed!
Kind of like whether you are inspecting a Lanai or a porch…
I would call it an awning.
Webster’s definition: a rooflike cover extending over or in front of a place (as over the deck or in front of a door or window) as a shelter.