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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The Brownstone | Patterson, NJ

RENOVATION PROJECTS | THE BROWNSTONE

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PHOTOGRAPHY:  JOHN AGNELLO PHOTOGRAPHY, COMMERCIAL, EXTERIOR

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN AGNELLO PHOTOGRAPHY, COMMERCIAL, EXTERIOR

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #220

COLUMN DESIGN:  PolyStone® Composite Columns.  Roman Corinthian capitals & Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

 

COLUMN MATERIAL:  PolyStone® fiberglass composite.

 

COLUMN SIZE:  8″ x 8′

PROJECT LOCATION:  Patterson, New Jersey

 

PROJECT COMMENTS:  The Brownstone is a historic landmark that has been around since the early 1800’s.  They hold many yearly events, which is encompassed by their beautiful landscape.  When they renovated their courtyard area, Chadsworth was chosen to provide (14) exterior PolyStone® columns for their colonnade.  The columns are made from our award-winning composite material, and consist of Roman Corinthian capitals and Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

 

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Magnolia Plantation | Charleston, SC

RENOVATION PROJECTS | MAGNOLIA PLANTATION

PHOTOGRAPHY:  DAN QUIGLEY, COMMERCIAL, EXTERIOR

PHOTOGRAPHY: DAN QUIGLEY, COMMERCIAL, EXTERIOR

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #100

COLUMN DESIGN:  Authentic Replication Wood column shafts.  Tuscan capitals & Tuscan base moldings / plinths.

 

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Clear Heart Western Red Cedar

 

COLUMN SIZE:  14″ x 16′

PROJECT LOCATION:  Charleston, South Carolina

 

PROJECT COMMENTS:  The columns at the Magnolia Gardens Plantation are very lovely, elegant, stylish, and classic.  The columns are attached to a second level balcony, giving this project a sophisticated southern charm

 

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Hillside Farmhouse | Boston, MA

RENOVATION PROJECTS | HILLSIDE FARMHOUSE

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF:  KRISTINA E. ELDRENKAMP, EXTERIOR, RENOVATION

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: KRISTINA E. ELDRENKAMP, EXTERIOR, RENOVATION

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERCustom

COLUMN DESIGN:  Architectural Wood – Partially fluted.  Greek Doric taper, with Greek Doric flutes that start 2′-08-7/8″ from the bottom of the column shaft.  Greek Doric capital and no base molding / plinth.

 

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Finger-Jointed Western Red Cedar

 

COLUMN SIZE:  14″ x 8′-10-1/2″

PROJECT LOCATION:  Boston, Massachusetts

 

PROJECT COMMENTS:  Chadsworth Columns specializes in custom columns.  We can make wood columns to your exact overall specifications.  This projects features (4) of Chadsworth’s custom Greek Doric columns for a renovation project in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

 

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Chadsworth Project Showcase with James Schettino Architects

WHO CHOOSES CHADSWORTH COLUMNS FOR THEIR OWN HOME?

Chadsworth’s Project Showcase
With James Schettino Architects

 

Located in New Cannan, Connecticut, the Farley Residence was a major renovation project where the original two-story brick home transformed into an opulent private dwelling.  At first glance, one might be skeptical that this is, in fact, the same home.  There were several bold architectural upgrades that contributed to this residential facelift, such as:  new roofing, wrap-around porches on both the first & second levels, extensive landscaping enhancements, and – of course – the addition of stately exterior columns.

 

Chadsworth was pleased to contribute to the high demand for top-of-the-line architectural appeal by providing our award-winning PolyStone® composite columns for both the front entryway and the first level porch.  Overall, (12) of Our PolyStone® columns, in different sizes, were utilized.  This project features (8) – 20″ x 16′ composite columns with Roman Ionic capitals and Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths,  as well as (4) – 12″ x 8′ composite columns also with Roman Ionic capitals and Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

 

Browse the amazing Before & After photos of the Farley Residence below.

 

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Photos courtesy of: James Schettino | James Schettino Architects.

 

To learn more about James Schettino Architects, please visit their web site at:

www.schettinoarchitects.com

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