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A pied-à-terre (French pronunciation: [pjetaˈtɛʁ]; French for "foot on the ground") is a small living unit usually located in a large city some distance away from an individual's primary residence. It may be an apartment, flat, or condominium.
The term pied-à-terre implies usage as a temporary second residence (but not a vacation home), either for part of the year or part of the work week, by a reasonably wealthy person.
- Woolsey, Matt (May 11, 2007). "Choice Cities For A Pied-A-Terre". Forbes. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
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