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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.
There is also a study and a drawing room with fireplace and French doors to a patio area.
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.
Although an issue for all French doors, leakage is of particular concern with wood doors.
It features a front door deeply recessed into an entry turret and shutters that frame setback windows and French doors.
The home is richly detailed with elegant woodwork, shell cabinets French doors, high ceilings and a formidable array of marble fireplaces.
Located within an exclusive gated development, the property includes a hallway with cloakroom and living room with French doors.
The Helmsley (far right) has a dual aspect living room with a walk-in bay and French doors at opposite ends of the room.
Approached via a driveway with electric entrance gates, the substantial abode comprises a 20ft entrance area with laminate flooring and a spacious main lounge having a gas fire with fire-surround and French doors to the rear.