10 Beautiful Porte-cochères

One of my favorite architectural amenities for a home is a porte-cochère. They are inherently elegant features that elevate the stateliness of a home and are also very convenient to have, as they are not only beautiful but also very functional.

A porte-cochère is a covered entrance to a home that is wide enough for a vehicle to park underneath it (sometimes multiple vehicles). They are very useful during inclement weather, especially if you are having guests.

Porte-cochères can be found in a variety of home styles. While they are particularly popular with traditional northern homes, they can be integrated into any style. They aren’t just reserved for mansions, either. Some smaller homes ─ particularly historic ones ─ have a porte-cochère integrated into the architecture to great success.

Here are 10 beautiful porte-cochères in a variety of styles and sizes.

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comTall pillars and a cobblestone driveway create a grandiose porte-cochère.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comThis charming farmhouse-style home is given even more character with the covered driveway.
Source: Style Me Pretty

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comSome porte-cochères take advantage of the extra space by having a room or storage space above them that connects to the garage.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comHere is another example of the upstairs of the porte-cochère connecting another level to the garage from the main home.
Source: Remodelista

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comBoganvilia creates a dreamy, garden-like setting around this charming porte-cochère.
Source: Lonny

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comHere, the porte-cochère is right in the center of the garage area for a more manor-like look and provides even more space for a second story.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comA tall and impressive porte-cochère leads into the garage area where multiple bays await.
Source: Luxe

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dormer atop the porte-cochère adds an extra touch of character to this already charming home.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comA castle-style estate simply wouldn’t be complete without its own porte-cochère.
Source: Zillow

10 Beautiful Porte-cochères | HomeandEventStyling.comA winding road adds to the beauty of the driveway and leads you right through the covered area.
Source: Home Bunch

A porte-cochère is definitely a must-have addition to any dream home.

Warm regards,
Megan