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Sneaky Entrance In Kalorama Manse

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Oh, high-end real estate and its high-end vocabulary. In a grand limestone townhouse with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, parking for 5 vehicles, 4 fireplaces, an elevator, and a roof terrace, there is also a most unusual front entryway. It's a "unique porte-cochere entrance". And thanks to Wikipedia, this is French for "coach gate" and makes sure no one is bothered by a drop of rain or a flurry of a flake while debarking from his or her horse-drawn carriage. Or since this is not the 1920s, a motorized automobile. This unlikely architectural feature and everything else in this classiest of classy Kalorama manses is on the market for $3,295,000.

· Listing: 2328 Massachusetts Ave NW [Sotheby's International Realty]
· Porte-cochere [Wikipedia]

Photos from Redfin.