Allotted on 650 acres of sweeping Georgia countryside, the newly constructed BabyLand General Hospital is the latest “birthplace” for the world-renowned Cabbage Patch Kids®.  Xavier Roberts, Cabbage Patch creator and Georgia native, envisioned a new structure that would foster quality family time along with providing business for the local community.

 

Inside this hospital estate, the culmination of a “Fathers’ Waiting Room,” maternity wards, and even a room containing a sonogram machine used for “Mother Cabbage” allows a fantasy world to transform into reality.  Equally eye-grasping is the hospital’s exterior components.  The front entrance showcases four massive, round 36” x 24’ Fiberwound columns with Tuscan capitals and bases.  The hospital’s architectural elegance does not stop at the front entrance, though.  In fact, throughout BabyLand General Hospital an additional 63 columns can be seen – including within the 20,000 square feet wrap-around porch.  A variety of column sizes contributes to BabyLand’s Southern architectural charm.  Included within, among, and around the hospital are:

 

—  16″ x 12′ PolyStone® columns with Tuscan capitals & bases

—  20″ x 12′ Fiberwound columns with Tuscan capitals & bases

—  24″ x 14′ Fiberwound columns with Tuscan capitals & bases

 

The little world of Xavier Roberts’ classic creations complemented with magnificent columns offers a chance to experience both an interior daydream and an exterior, architectural paradise.

 

 

Expert Tips for Fresh Porch Style

Exerpt from Southern Living Magazine 

 

One-of-a-kind details and punchy colors set this outdoor room apart.

 

To see some of the best rooms in the South, it’s not always necessary to set foot inside. No matter what you call your outdoor living space–porch, terrace, courtyard, deck–trust us, it has incredible potential. So if you’re not using every square inch, follow these expert tips.

 

Privacy, Please
Washington, D.C., architect Bruce Wentworth aimed for a Colonial Revival style for his porch. Tuscan columns border the space, with metal-and-tempered glass railings running between them on two sides. This supersmart pairing makes the area feel more private and enclosed yet still open to the backyard garden, which was planned by landscape designer Mark White. The railings don’t actually touch the columns; they’re freestanding. Why? To avoid straight metal meeting curved wood, which can be an “unattractive intersection,” to use architecture lingo. Along the south side of the patio, Bruce and his wife, Eryl, collaborated on a cool idea: They installed a panel of shutters, fixed at the top and bottom. By moving the louvers, they can better control the sunlight and breezes.

 

Enhance the Light
Having a covered porch is great when you want to outfit it with plush furniture, but you usually have to sacrifice light. Bruce thought of that and designed a skylight in the center of the porch’s ceiling. Now sunlight illuminates the sofa and chairs. “I love that this is an ‘in-between’ room,” says Bruce. “You’re not completely inside but not completely outside, so you can sit out here any time of day.”

 

Sources:
Architect: Bruce Wentworth, Wentworth Studio, 8555 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 200, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 240-395-0705, www.wentworthstudio.com. Sofa and chairs by Lloyd/Flanders, www.lloydflanders.com. Columns by Chadsworth’s, www.columns.com. Green and white striped outdoor fabric and green chenille outdoor fabric by Sunbrella, www.sunbrella.com.

 

         

 

Chadsworth is Featured in “Home Magazine’s” Ultimate Insiders Guide

Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS are featured in the February issue of Home Magazine. The Ultimate Insiders Guide to Unique and Hard to Find Home Goods and Services is an annual list of sometimes off-the-beaten-path but always outstanding home-related products and shops.  
 

Listed under Alternative Building Materials, Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS PolyStone™ Columns topped the list.  By merging classical styling with modern materials like lightweight spun-fiberglass and low-maintenance PVC, Chadsworth has produced a collection of stock and custom columns that will withstand the test of time.
 

Chadsworth’s PolyStone™ columns are made of reinforced polyester resin, fiberglass and marble dust, and feature an architectural taper and a classical bead.  The Tuscan capitals and bases are made from the same materials as the shafts.

 

No stranger to the readers of Home, Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS PolyStone™ Column was the recipient of Home Magazine’s 2001 American Building Products Award.  “The PolyStone™ Composite Column was chosen because its design so clearly responds to the demands for form and function required by today’s lifestyles,” said then Editor Gale Steves.  “The PolyStone™ Column is a classic idea with a twist.”

 

“Architects, builders, designers, and homeowners tell us that our PolyStone™ Column is an excellent product, and is the only choice when extra strength and durability are needed on the job, and we’re glad that Home Magazine agreed,” says Jeffrey L. Davis — Founder of Chadsworth Incorporated.

R.J. Klein and Associates, Inc., architect and builder of Indianapolis Monthly Magazine’s 2003 DREAM HOME selected Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS PolyStone Columns to be used on the interior and exterior of this year’s fabulous Dream Home.

 

R.J. Klein has been designing and building fine homes in Indianapolis since 1969, and is known for his creative designs as well as the beautiful moldings and millwork in the homes he builds.  “He creates homes that will be the historic residences of the future,” says interior designer Debra J. Smith.

 

The entrance hall introduces many details that repeat throughout the home.  Simple white Tuscan columns similar to those outside the home feature prominently in the entrance hall and continue into the great room, the kitchen, the screened porch, portico and pavilion.  The living space is the epitome of sophisticated design for people who prefer classic lines but casual living.  With the traffic pattern of the house, it’s easy to accommodate gatherings for more than 50 people.  The Tuscan columns divide the room without detracting from its openness. 

 

One Hundred and one Tuscan PolyStone columns were used on the house, whose exterior is reminiscent of homes seen in Nantucket, with shaker shingles, Tuscan columns and pristine white trim. The Dream Home’s public spaces, including the great room, kitchen and dining room, pay homage to the era of grand family homes when large rooms satisfied both the formal and informal living needs of the homeowners. 

 

The Dream House benefits the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, and has raised more than $500,000 for the group.  Over 65,000 visitors are expected to tour the home while it is open to the public.