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DOOR. The place of usual entrance in a house, or into a room in the house.
     2. To authorize the breach of an outer door in order to serve process, the process must be of a criminal nature; and even then a demand of admittance must first have been refused. 5 Co. 93; 4 Leon. 41; T. Jones, 234; 1 N. H. Rep. 346; 10 John. 263; 1 Root, 83 , 134; 21 Pick. R. 156. The outer door may also be broken open for the purpose of executing a writ of habere facias. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N. 3.
     3. An outer door cannot in general be broken for the purpose of serving civil process; 13 Mass. 520; but after the defendant has been arrested, and he takes refuge in his own house, the officer may justify breaking an outer door to take him. Foster, 320; 1 Roll. R. 138; Cro. Jac. 555.; 10 Wend. 300; 6 Hill, N. Y. Rep. 597. When once an officer is in the house, he may break open an inner door to make an arrest. Kirby, 386 5 John. 352; 17 John. 127, See 1 Toull. n. 214, p. 88.

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The heated pool has French doors to the garden, two French doors to the snooker room and a Jacuzzi.
The master bedroom is located on the entire top floor and consists of a large double bedroom, French doors leading to the top floor balcony, fitted wardrobes and a white en-suite bathroom with both a large shower cubicle and a luxurious free-standing roll-top bath with claws.
The kitchen is fitted with oak units topped by black granite work surfaces, there's a built in double oven, halogen hob and another French door leading to the rear garden.
The master bedroom has double French doors leading to a decked balcony overlooking the magnificent back garden, a sitting area and a walk in wardrobe while the ensuite boasts a Jacuzzi bath.
The master bedroom, whose French doors open onto the triangular courtyard, has a full range of fitted wardrobes and the second bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe.
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There is a second lounge, which also has French doors to the rear, as well as a ground floor wc and a dining room which is open to a stylish, fitted kitchen.
The luxury flooring continues into the reception hall which has a door to the conservatory where there are black and white marbled floor tiles and French doors to the garden.
The house position and design very much focus on the impressive views, with french doors from all the principal rooms allowing the house and gardens to become one and maximise the beautiful views.
Accommodation includes: entrance hall, living room with French doors to the garden, sitting room, open-plan kitchen/dining room with French doors, utility room and shower room on the ground floor.
The three-bedroom detached Alvingham features a kitchen, a lounge with dining area and French doors leading to the private rear garden and a cloakroom on the ground floor.