crown molding


Definition of crown molding

: molding that crowns a surface or structure especially : molding that runs between the top of an internal wall and a ceiling

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Built in 1942, the house has 2,641 square feet of living space, wide-plank wood floors and crown molding. Jack Flemming,, "‘Crash’ co-writer Bobby Moresco gets his price for renovated Toluca Lake home," 4 July 2018 The second-floor landing has hardwood floors showcases archways, custom millwork, white wainscoting, recessed lighting and deep crown molding. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire showcase home is open today, May 27," 27 May 2018 The kitchen in the model home has a crown molding detail that nearly every buyer has chosen, Raffile says. James Alexander,, "Property of the week: Beckley Farms, Berlin," 2 Mar. 2018 Custom wainscoting and crown molding spice up the two-story floor plan, which holds five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms across 3,500 square feet. Jack Flemming,, "‘A Quiet Place’ composer Marco Beltrami gets in tune with a buyer in the Palisades," 15 June 2018 The spacious formal dining room has classic chair rail and crown molding, access to the study and a picturesque view of North Boulevard. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Prime Property: Historic Broadacres home designed by architect Birdsall Briscoe," 13 May 2018 The results were less than successful; the simple aqua pool suddenly sported a border of highly decorative cobalt and white Portuguese tile, while pinky-beige crown moldings appeared in the lobbies. Steven Stolman, House Beautiful, "This Delightfully Retro Apartment Complex Has Been Home to Design Royalty," 6 Mar. 2019 Despite adding new systems and fixtures, original details include crown moldings, antique fireplace mantels, and wide plank flooring. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Picture-perfect 1880 estate on 60 acres asks $3.9M," 20 Dec. 2018 Other existing rooms were enhanced by adding crown molding and increasing the size of the trim around the doors and windows. Saxon Henry, ELLE Decor, "Relaxing into Grace," 5 July 2012

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crown molding

US : a long, narrow decorative piece of wood that is used in some rooms to cover the place where the walls and ceiling come together

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