I'll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours ~ The Porte cochere

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Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

To add the finishing touch to any luxury home .in my mind is the porte cochere. Incorporaed into the design and construction they are both functional and aesthetically pleasing for the owners who are noted for their entertaining. The concept is simple, protect your guests from the elements when they arrive and depart your residence for the day's or evening's festivities.

Porto Cochere

Honestly, I always wished this one was .mine but am having difficulty writing the $12 million check to acquire it. That being said doesn't diminish the fact that it's my favorite. Enough room for two vehicles to pass comfortably past the entrance and its columns, a water feature in the foreground (not seen) and a breathtaking foyer with views to the bay and beyond.

You can tell a lot about a home by its porte cochere and this one entertains those who enjoy the finer things of life. 

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kevin,

A porte cochere is definitely one of the luxurious elements in a luxury home that are handy when it come to inclement weather.  In Rome we stayed at a lovely hotel with an art nouveau style of porte-cochere.  It was really beautiful and distinctive looking.  A

Feb 10, 2016 12:02 AM #1
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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In my younger days I didn't know the word to describe them but they've been a part of many homes I would frequent in my youth and now they have a name. I stand corrected Alexandra, thank you again.

Feb 10, 2016 02:07 AM #2
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Ginny Gorman
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Really amazing Kevin & reminds me of some of the luxury hotels I rarely get to stay in!!

Feb 10, 2016 07:23 AM #3
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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I am generally a fan of contemporary for no good reason Ginny, although this classic traditional home holds a special fondness in its nuances of design features strictly devised for entertaining guests. 

Feb 10, 2016 09:28 AM #4
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Kevin.  OK, I guess I haven't had enough luxury sales under my belt as I just learned what a porte cochere is from this post.

Feb 10, 2016 09:20 PM #5
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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You'll start seeing them in places where you hadn't noticed their presence Gabe. Always a favorite when well incorporated into the homes design.  

 

Feb 11, 2016 12:52 AM #6
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Hi Kevin-I have to agree with you on this. The porte cochere makes such a grand statement and is very functional too.

Feb 13, 2016 03:29 AM #7
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Kevin

We don't hear the word often out here but here are high-end/luxury homes that have them and they are pretty dramatic. And I've been at a few hotels, like the Four Seasons, that have them. 

Jeff

Feb 24, 2016 11:55 AM #8
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Pete Xavier
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Really adds style and functionality especially in the rainy areas, not too many of these in coastal Southern California.

Jun 06, 2016 10:27 AM #9
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