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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City Club of Macon | Macon, GA

PUBLIC SPACES | CITY CLUB OF MACON

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PHOTOGRAPHY:  JOHN GRUNKE COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, RESTAURANTS

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN GRUNKE COMMERCIAL, INTERIOR, RESTAURANTS

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #132

COLUMN DESIGN:  Architectural Wood Columns.  Plain, round, tapered column shafts with Scamozzi capitals.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Architectural Wood.

COLUMN SIZE:  12″ x 9′

PROJECT LOCATION:  Macon, Georgia

PROJECT COMMENTS:  These Chadsworth Columns garnish the hallway of the City Club of Macon and are made from wood.  The Scamozzi capitals are a composite material that is fabricated from a combination of plaster and fiberglass.

 

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St. Ann’s Church | Charlotte, NC

RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS | ST. ANN’S CHURCH

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF:  IAN HALLER, ATLANTIC COMMERCIAL CASEWORKS

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: IAN HALLER, ATLANTIC COMMERCIAL CASEWORKS

COLUMN DESIGN NUMBERDesign #100

CAPITAL DESIGNGreek Erechtheum (Cast Resin)

COLUMN DESIGN:  Architectural Wood – Plain, Tapered column.  Plan Shape D – half round.  Roman Doric capitals & Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  Paint-Grade, Finger-Jointed Western Red Cedar.

CAPITAL MATERIAL:  Cast Resin

COLUMN SIZE:  30″ x 19′  |  12″ x 11′

CAPITAL SIZE:  10″ x 6-1/4″ x 14-1/2″

PROJECT LOCATION:  Charlotte, North Carolina

PROJECT COMMENTS:  Chadsworth Columns provided the columns and capitals for St. Ann’s Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The project was conducted by Atlantic Commercial Caseworks of Charlotte, North Carolina.  In total, there were (6) columns and (4) Greek Erechtheum capitals.  There were (2) – 30″ x 19′ wood columns and (4) – 12″ x 11′ (Plan Shape K – 3/4 round) engaged columns.

 

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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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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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