Circular Driveway

Circular Driveway

 

(in Russian, pandus; from the French pente douce,”gentle slope”), a rectilinear or curvilinear inclined ramp for carriages or motor vehicles that leads to a building whose main entrance is above the ground floor. Such a driveway enables vehicles to drive up to the upper floors. In some cases, a circular driveway takes the place of both interior and exterior stairs. In the 20th century, such driveways have been constructed for public and industrial buildings, transportation stations, garages, and underpasses.

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"In some rare cases, even investing in that circular driveway with the fountain in the middle could be justified if it gives your house killer curb appeal," Nash says.
A private, gated circular driveway leads to the grand, hotel-like reception lobby.
The Brevoortis is a post-war co-op with a full-time doorman and concierge, gym, circular driveway, common garden, backup generator and parking right in the building.
As our cab pulled into the circular driveway, I felt a familiar flush of symptoms.
At the main entrance by the circular driveway is a small garden accented by boulders and huge Burmese jars, and a koi pond.
Meanwhile, the privately gated circular driveway provides an inviting reception, just as residents head to the impressive, hotel-like reception lobby.
Hinchliffe Holmes on 01829 730 021, hinchliffeholmes.co.uk 5 5 4 SITUATED in a private location, this impressive residence, originally dating back to 1837, offers extensive accommodation with many period features throughout, having beautifully landscaped gardens, gated entrance, circular driveway providing off-road parking for several vehicles as well as a detached coach house.
I'd look at a white Tudor with brown trim set way back with a fountain in front of a circular driveway and say, "Next life, sweetheart, this is yours."
The entrance to the driveway is gated and leads to a pebbled circular driveway and parking area to the side.
At the top of an expansive, circular driveway in downtown Memphis sits The Oaks at La Paloma treatment center (formerly La Paloma), part of the Foundations Recovery Network (FRN).