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This modern house uses a grand canopy — a roof extension actually — long enough to be supported at the corner by a column. Given the size of the space and overhang, it's easy to imagine sitting underneath even in inclement weather.
The canopy in the left-center of this photo is on the outside of a wall that separates the driveway and the street. This treatment makes it a very formal addition to the house, so visitors take a certain route, instead of a stroll up the driveway. A closer look ...
Similar to the previous house is this entry tucked into a corner of a gravel court. The simplicity of the whole assemblage (walls, court, entry, canopy) is quite Zen-like, but it's also very mysterious. What lies beyond that door and those walls?
Why limit a canopy to the entrance when it can also function as a carport (correction: porte-cochere)? This large country-club-like canopy cantilevers way out towards the driveway, connecting the car directly to the entrance.