The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Kings 7:8
And his house where he dwelt…
Which was properly his
dwellingplace, that part of the house where he usually resided:
[had] another court within the porch, which [was] of the like work;
court between that and the porch, called the inner court, (2 Kings 20:4) .
Solomon made also a house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken to
see (1 Kings 3:1) ,
like unto this porch:
being built of the same sort of materials, though
in a different form.