Baldwin Hardware Names Christine G.H. Franck “Show Us Your Baldwin” Design Competition Winner for Chadsworth Cottage

LAKE FOREST, CALIF.—March 3, 2014Baldwin Hardware, a leading brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), today announced Christine G.H. Franck has won the “Show Us Your Baldwin” design competition for her design of Chadsworth Columns founder Jeffrey L. Davis’ house: Chadsworth Cottage on Figure Eight Island, N.C. Franck’s winning project will be featured in a national Baldwin advertising campaign, and she was awarded a trip for two to Southern California and $10,000 of Baldwin hardware.







“Christine’s work on the Chadsworth Cottage incorporates Baldwin’s bold ideals and classic beauty; it exemplifies the core tenets for which Baldwin is known—quality, design and effortless style,” said PJ Rosch, brand manager of Baldwin Hardware. “We are thrilled with the response and look forward to recognizing more architects and designers through bold campaigns in the future.”

In addition to award-winning residential design and decorative projects, Franck teaches, lectures and writes on the topics of design and architecture, and serves as the first Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning. She earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and her master’s degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame.

The “Show Us Your Baldwin” competition invited architects and designers to submit projects that incorporated Baldwin Hardware. Ten semi-finalists were chosen and also received custom photo shoots of their projects. All 10 projects will be featured on the Baldwin Hardware website, as well as in other marketing initiatives. Semi-finalists included:

  • Patrick Ahearn of Patrick Ahearn Architecture
  • Shelby Fautt of Fautt Homes
  • Christine G.H. Franck, Christine G.H. Franck, Inc.
  • Stefan Hurray of ArchitectDesign
  • Amy Janof of Janof Architecture
  • Cassandra Olson of Beam and Board
  • Joyce Silverman of Joyce Silverman Interiors
  • Joe Thourot of Duket Architects
  • Diana Walker of Diana S. Walker Interior Design
  • Courtney Ziething of CC & Company Designs


Baldwin is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.

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HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB).

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Chadsworth Columns Featured in Book by Robert A.M. Stern


Renowned architect, Robert A.M. Stern, has published another book entitled Designs for Living in which he again features Chadsworth Columns.  The book is 399 pages of photographs and dialogue on his most recent projects.

Chadsworth is honored to have worked with Mr. Stern on numerous jobs incorporating  custom column designs as well as authentic replications.  Chadsworth can be found in the book on pages 221 and 367.

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Architect, Robert A.M. Stern, shows and discusses his newest projects in his book, Designs for Living.

Architect, Robert A.M. Stern, shows and discusses his newest projects in his book, Designs for Living.


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Chadsworth Columns Voted “Best of Houzz – 2015” for Design


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For more than 28 years, Chadsworth Incorporated has come to stand for quality, craftsmanship, and design integrity.  And now – from more than 500,000 current building, remodeling, and design industry professional – Chadsworth was selected by more than 25 million unique monthly users within the Houzz community as the “Best of Houzz” for Design.

Chadsworth is honored to be recognized as the only column company in the country to be awarded the 2015 “Best of Houzz” in the Design Category.

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“Being in the column industry for almost three decades, we have amassed thousands of photographs of our projects,” says Jeffrey L. Davis, founder and designer of Chadsworth Incorporated.  “We take pride in our craftsmanship and have enjoyed sharing our designs for many years through our online Photo Gallery, and now we’re honored to offer this to the Houzz community as well.  Houzz offers an invaluable resource for homeowners and designers, and we are so pleased to play a part in making the design process a little more inspirational.”


Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, connecting millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home improvement professionals across the country & around the world.  With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products, and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality.  Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, and Sydney.  For more information, visit

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