Elegant open concept dark wood floor family room photo in Chicago with beige walls

Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Traditional Family Room, Chicago

Family room with the open kitchen beyond. The built-in features leaded glass windows that were from the home that was torn down. http://www.kipnisarch.com Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kipnis-Architecture-Planning-Evanston-Chicago/168326469897745?sk=wall Photo Credit - Kipnis Architecture + Planning
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simikaye wrote:June 26, 2011
  • flynnkef
    8 years ago
    Why the beams in the middle? Was a bearing wall knocked down? Just wondering b/c i have to knock down a bearing wall, so looking for options! I love the way this looks!
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    Kipnis Architecture + Planning
    8 years ago
    Both decorative columns actually have a 3" diameter steel column within them. The 'beam' is just decorative I believe, to make sense of the columns. It may be that there was a plumbing line coming down into one of the columns and it offset into the beam, but I don't recall that offhand.
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