USING COLUMNS AS ROOM SEPARATORS

Open floor plans create a spacious, airy feeling that appeals to many of today’s homeowners.  However, without traditional borders, the living rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms often bleed into one another, resulting in an undefined sprawl.  A beautiful and effective solution to this problem is the incorporation of well-placed architectural columns.  Correctly used, columns delineate the rooms without disrupting the original architectural intentions.

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In this home, fluted columns with Greek Erectheum capitals have been used to separate the living room (unseen), a center hall, and the dining room, providing a more contemporary living arrangement in a traditional setting.

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On this Martha Stewart project, a wall was removed, and fluted columns with denticulated Roman Doric capitals and Attic (Ionic) bases were added to expand the space.

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Here, two sets of Tuscan columns separate the casual living room, a stair landing, and the kitchen, providing visual access to all spaces while still creating a sense of borders.

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438_Reduced.jpgFaux-finished wood columns and pilasters with custom plinths, Attic bases, and Empire with Necking capitals delineate the grand entrance from the formal living area.

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Octagonal columns and pilasters with Attic bases and denticulated Roman Doric capitals create an open hallway between living areas.

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Fluted denticulated Roman Doric columns on custom pedestals demarcate the entrance into different rooms.

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Columns and pilasters with Attic bases and denticulated Roman Doric capitals provide a perfect, subtle delineation between an entrance hall and the (unseen) living room.

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Greek Doric columns, with Doric flutes separate the stairway and the foyer.

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Mary Douglas Drysdale | Potomac, MD

PRIVATE DWELLINGS | MARY DOUGLAS DRYSDALE

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PHOTOGRAPHY: GORDON BEALL, INTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL

 

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #108

COLUMN DESIGN:  Architectural Wood Columns.  Octagonal shaft with Roman Doric capitals – no base moldings / plinths.

 

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Finger-Jointed Wood

 

COLUMN SIZE:  10″ x 7′-02″

PROJECT LOCATION:  Potomac, Maryland

 

PROJECT COMMENTS:  A custom octagonal wood column by Chadsworth Incorporated supports the upper level in the rustic farmhouse of award-winning designer, Mary Douglas Drysdale.  The column features a plain, tapered 10″ x 7′-02″ shaft with a matching octagonal Roman Doric capital.  Mary Douglas Drysdale recommends Chadsworth Columns, as seen in her comments in Veranda Magazine.

 

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Frederick Hobby Associates | Bedford, NY

PRIVATE DWELLINGS | FREDERICK HOBBY ASSOCIATES

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF:  FREDERICK HOBBY, EXTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: FREDERICK HOBBY, EXTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #121

COLUMN DESIGN:  Authentic Replication Wood.  Fluted (Ionic), tapered shafts.  Roman Corinthian capitals & Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

 

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Paint-Grade Redwood

 

COLUMN SIZE:  10″ x 9′

PROJECT LOCATION:  Bedford, NY

 

PROJECT COMMENTS:  This residential project features (4) front entrance columns made from a redwood material.  The column shafts were coated with asphaltum, and the plinths were made from our load-bearing aluminum material.  The columns have beautiful Roman Corinthian capitals.

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Sandra Nunnerley | New York, NY

PRIVATE DWELLINGS | SANDRA NUNNERLEY

PHOTOGRAPHY:  PHILLIP ENNIS, INTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILLIP ENNIS, INTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERCustom

COLUMN DESIGN:  Architectural Wood.  Roman Doric capitals and Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Finger-Jointed, Paint-Grade Wood

COLUMN SIZE:  10″ x 8′-06″

PROJECT LOCATION:  New York, NY

PROJECT COMMENTS:  This project features (2) of Chadsworth’s custom wood columns positioned in the foyer, which looks into the living room.  The columns are plain, tapered, round columns with a Roman Doric capital.  The columns were made to the customer’s exact overall height.

 

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Private Residence | Chestnut Hill, MA

PRIVATE DWELLINGS | CHESTNUT HILL, MA

PHOTOGRAPHY:  PETER LABAU, ARCHITECT - CLASSIC RESTORATIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY: PETER LABAU, ARCHITECT – CLASSIC RESTORATIONS

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #121

COLUMN DESIGN:  Architectural wood, fluted, round, tapered Roman Corinthian columns.

 

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Paint-grade, finger-jointed lumber

 

COLUMN SIZE:  12″ x 7′-10-1/4″  |  10″ x 7′-10-1/4″

PROJECT LOCATION:  Chestnut Hill, MA

 

PROJECT COMMENTS:  Chadsworth’s 1-800-COLUMNS provided (2) – 12″ x 7′-10-1/4″ fluted, round Roman Corinthian wood columns as well as (6) – 10″ x 7′-10-1/4″ Roman Corinthian wood pilasters for a private residence in Massachusetts.  The pilasters have a custom base and the round columns have Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

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