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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Street of Dreams Smart House [1991] | Portland, OR

DESIGNER SHOWHOUSES | STREET OF DREAMS SMART HOUSE [1993]

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF:  ADAMS & FAITH, INTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: ADAMS & FAITH, INTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #101

COLUMN DESIGN:  Authentic Replication wood.  Fluted, round, tapered shafts with Tuscan capitals & Tuscan base moldings / plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Finger-Jointed Pine

COLUMN SIZE:  10″ x 5′

PROJECT LOCATION:  Portland, Oregon

PROJECT COMMENTS:  The idea of a “single site” housing show started in the Midwest and developed into a more modern concept – beginning in Portland, OR by the Home Builder’s Association of Metropolitan Portland.  This project features (4) of Chadsworth’s Authentic Replication Finger-Jointed Pine columns with Tuscan capitals and Tuscan base moldings / plinths.

 

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House of the Year [1997] | Port Orchard, WA

MAGAZINE FEATURES | COUNTRY LIVING – HOUSE OF THE YEAR [1997]

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PHOTOGRAPHY:  ROGER TURK (NORTHLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY), EXTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL

PHOTOGRAPHY: ROGER TURK (NORTHLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY), EXTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #108

COLUMN DESIGN:  Authentic Replication wood columns.  Octagonal, plain, tapered column shafts with Roman Doric capitals and Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Paint-Grade Wood

COLUMN SIZE:  8″ x 6′-05″

PROJECT LOCATION:  Port Orchard, Washington

PROJECT COMMENTS:  Country Living Magazine featured (4) of Chadsworth’s Authentic Replication (Architectural) wood columns for the House of the Year in Port Orchard, Washington.  The shafts were octagonal, plain, tapered with Roman Doric capitals and Ionic (Attic) bases.

 

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Clayton State College | Atlanta, GA

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS | CLAYTON STATE COLLEGE

PHOTOGRAPHY:  MICHAEL MCKELVEY, COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR PROJECTS

PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL MCKELVEY, COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR PROJECTS

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #120

COLUMN DESIGN:  Authentic Replication wood columns.  Roman Corinthian capitals and Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Pine.

COLUMN SIZE:  24″ x 19′-11″

PROJECT LOCATION:  Atlanta, Georgia

PROJECT COMMENTS:  The interior of Clayton State College features large, colossal style Authentic wood pilaster columns (split in half), with Roman Corinthian capitals and Attic bases.  During this project, (4) of Chadsworth’s Pine columns were utilized, along with (10) of our Roman Corinthian capitals.  The pilaster shafts were faux-finished to look like marble, and the capitals were painted in a gold color.

 

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United Talmudical Academy School | Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS | UNITED TALMUDICAL ACADEMY SCHOOL

PHOTOGRAPHY:  PHILLIP ENNIS, COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, EDUCATIONAL

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILLIP ENNIS, COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, EDUCATIONAL

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERCustom

COLUMN DESIGN:  Authentic Replication wood columns.  Plain, tapered shaft.  Round Tuscan capitals, and round Tuscan base moldings / plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Paint-Grade wood.

COLUMN SIZE:  26″ x 15′

PROJECT LOCATION:  Brooklyn, NY

PROJECT COMMENTS:  Chadsworth Columns specializes in creating custom columns, based on the required specifications of your project.  These columns were made with rounded-off Tuscan capitals and rounded-off Tuscan base moldings / plinths.  Our columns are showcased inside the United Talmudical Academy School in a multi-purpose room.  There were (5) of our Colossal custom wood columns used in this project.

 

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