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Final Piece of Point Monroe Family Compound Complete

Posted by jody   on September 27th, 2016

Bainbridge Island HouseFour years ago, we began the design process of the main house to align with the owner’s retirement and move back to the Seattle area from Chicago in 2015. See the boathouse and carriage house, designed in 2006, here. The boathouse drew attention and was featured in the Seattle Times. You can read the article here.

Although the Boathouse and Carriage House are more Pacific Northwest shingle in character, this time around the owners wanted a modern interpretation for the main house.  Now in 2016 – 10 years later – they are settled in, and their little “compound” has become the family gathering place for their three grown sons, their wives, and the owner’s grandchildren.

The main house is a contemporary interpretation of Northwest Regionalism in which dramatic waterfront conditions are complemented with aesthetic consideration of massing, materials and the embracing of natural light.

The interior spaces are highlighted in marble, steel, walnut, Sapele and limestone finishes.

Bainbridge Island House

Bainbridge Island House - Siegel Residence. Baingridge Island, Washington. Image license: BC & J Architecture. © Copyright 2016 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone: 206-789-5973.

Bainbridge Island House - Siegel Residence. Baingridge Island, Washington. Image license: BC & J Architecture. © Copyright 2016 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone: 206-789-5973.

Bainbridge Island House - Siegel Residence. Baingridge Island, Washington. Image license: BC & J Architecture. © Copyright 2016 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone: 206-789-5973.

Bainbridge Island House - Siegel Residence. Baingridge Island, Washington. Image license: BC & J Architecture. © Copyright 2016 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone: 206-789-5973.

Bainbridge Island House - Siegel Residence. Baingridge Island, Washington. Image license: BC & J Architecture. © Copyright 2016 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone: 206-789-5973.

Bainbridge Island House - Siegel Residence. Baingridge Island, Washington. Image license: BC & J Architecture. © Copyright 2016 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone: 206-789-5973.

Bainbridge Island House - Siegel Residence. Baingridge Island, Washington. Image license: BC & J Architecture. © Copyright 2016 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone: 206-789-5973.

 

BC&J Floating Home

Posted by jody   on July 30th, 2016

BC&J Architecture designed a floating home that is now located at its permanent location on the Willamette River in Portland. The home was constructed at a Marina an hour from the final home location. Upon completion, the home was floated up the Willamette River to the current site.

The homeowners were looking for a river side, cottage style house well suited to entertaining. At 2,100 square feet, the home has an open floor plan with a large kitchen opening to a dining room and the living room with views onto the river.

Upstairs, the master bedroom extends toward the river under a large centered dormer. On the opposite side of the master bedroom is a bonus room under a symmetrical dormer that will serve as guest quarters when adult children and grandchildren visit.

Portland Floating Home

Portland Floating Home

Portland Floating Home

Portland Floating Home

Portland Floating Home

Floating Home

BC&J Welcomes David Cinamon

Posted by jody   on March 30th, 2016

David CinamonBC&J Architecture, Planning and Construction Management has hired David Cinamon, AIA as a valuable member of their design and project administration team.

Cinamon’s previous experience as a project architect includes work in custom residential, education centers, public libraries and master planning with firms such as The Miller Hull Partnership, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Cutler Anderson Architects and Olson Sundberg.  Collaboration and inclusion are important to David and BC&J believes that he will strengthen the dialog between the owner, design team and contractor to achieve the most cost-effective and aesthetic solutions.

Cinamon will also contribute to creatively integrate sustainable materials and environmental practices at BC&J Architecture, as well as coordinate new design work for The Perfect Little House Company.  Both companies are owned by architect Peter Brachvogel, AIA and Stella Carosso of Bainbridge Island.   Notes Brachvogel, “We are very excited that David has joined our firm and by the opportunities that lie ahead for both BC&J Architecture and The Perfect Little House Company with his involvement.”

BC&J Wins Best of Houzz

Posted by jody   on January 30th, 2016

BOH_Service_2016BC&J Architecture has won “Best Of  Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. We were chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize BC&J Architecture, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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South Beach House Featured in Seattle Times

Posted by bcandj   on October 29th, 2015

The Seattle Times featured the South Beach House designed by BC&J Architecture.

The article highlights some of unique and charming features of the home.  We worked closely with the owner to design this one of a kind house based on a sketch generated by the homeowner.

The design of the house simulates how an old world Italian villa may grow through the generations. It is a classic idea with The Northwest taste.

You can read the Seattle Times article here.

Point Monroe House Under Construction

Posted by bcandj   on July 3rd, 2015

bcandj architecture bainbridgdge islandsIn 2010, we designed the Point Monroe Boathouse and accompanying Carriage House for a couple who lived out of state. The Carriage house was used as their base for summer fun when they visited Bainbridge Island. Now, the couple has retired and will be moving to Washington State full time.

As we designed the house, we were pleased to be reunited with Dave Carly of Carley Construction on this project, as the owners brought back the same team to design and build the main residence.

We took a difference perspective with the new house from the original designs of the other structures on the property.   The new modern structure will be bookended by the two shingled originals, with the Boathouse on the water’s edge and the Carriage House near the road,

The Boathouse and Carriage House boasted Craftsman details, the main house has tall and expansive Quantum windows and folding doors to capture the views.  Battered concrete pylons frame the entry door and canopy, blending the structure into the surrounding patio space.

point monroe entry

With three buildings on the property, have plenty of space for visiting family and friends to share in the excitement of their new home.

bcandj architecture bainbridge island monroe point

 

 

 

South Puget Sound House Captures Joy of Family Life

Posted by bcandj   on June 19th, 2015

South Puget Sound Beach HouseThis four bedroom beach house in Washington’s South Puget Sound is all about growing up near the water’s edge during summer’s freedom from school.

The owner’s childhood was spent in a small cabin on this site with her parents and siblings. Now married and with children of her own, it was time to savor those childhood memories and create new ones in a house designed for generations to come.

At 3,200 square feet, including a whimsical Crow’s Nest, the new summer cabin is much larger than the original cabin. The home is still about family and fun though. Above the 600 square foot water toys filled garage, there is a 500 square foot bunk room for friends and family. The bunk room is connected to the main house by an upper bridge where built-in storage frames a window seat overlooking the property.

Beach House Interior

Throughout the home are playful details drawing from the waterfront locale. Paddles are integrated into the stair railing, engineered flooring with a weathered look, marine cleats as hardware, a boardwalk to the main entry, and nautical lighting are found throughout the house.

This beautiful home was built by Al Fujita. Photographs were taken by Ben Benschneider.

Northwest Villa Designed for Generational Living

Posted by bcandj   on May 25th, 2015

South Beach Road HouseThis South Beach House began as a sketch the homeowner brought to BC&J Architecture. The owner envisioned an Italian countryside family home would organically grow through the generations.

This Northwest version of an Italian villa is 4,300 square feet and situated on a narrow lot along the water’s edge facing west towards beautiful sunsets. The vast amount of sun exposure makes the covered loggia one of the owner’s favorite summertime locations to entertain.

Fine detail shows throughout the house with shaped and oiled rafter tails, oiled horizontal siding and oiled, battered shingled walls that ground the stairs and master bedroom tower to the property.

The kitchen flows into the dining and living area while the back of the house offers ample pantry, storage, and utility space.

South Beach House Kitchen

The main body of the house is separated from the garage and a square foot 650 square foot studio by the stone base of an upper terrace space that enjoys breathtaking views of the water. Breaking up the structure reinforces the idea the house could have expanded over time and generations. The owners wanted a comfortable house where their grown children would be sure to visit again and again with the new generation in tow.

South Beach Road House

Winslow House Blends Homeowner’s Needs and Unique Design

Posted by bcandj   on May 11th, 2015

The Winslow House is a 2,300 square foot home uniquely designed for the lifestyle and future needs of the homeowners.

Winslow House BC&J ArchitectureBeing empty-nesters, the homeowners wanted a master bedroom downstairs and a home designed for aging in place. The 350 square foot studio above the garage is perfect for guests or a future caregiver.

This design of this home is a play of solid and void in the context of a modern farmhouse. A nocturnal wing is a complement to the main quarters where most of the daytime living activity occurs. The daytime pavilion houses a kitchen and home office that spreads into the living and dining spaces. The nocturnal wing includes a master bedroom downstairs and two junior masters on the upper level. The bedroom arrangement allows guests to visit for long periods with plenty of privacy.

A continuous skylight separates the two wings of the house. The skylight allows light to penetrate into the core of the home while reinforcing the design concept. Plus, the skylight gives a one of kind view through the house as you approach the entry.

Winslow House Skylight

Windows were placed in the corners of the house to create the feeling the void was carved from a solid mass. Hardi Artisan Lap siding recalls the local history and gives the structure crispness at the carved edges. Interior minimalism and unique design created a clean and unfussy space.

Willamette River Floating Home Under Construction

Posted by bcandj   on April 1st, 2015

BC&J Willamette River Floating HomeBC&J Architecture is proud to see a floating home we designed under construction. Our clients were looking for a river side, cottage style house well suited to their life style and entertaining guests.

The open floor plan of this 2,100 square foot floating home offers plenty of room for living and entertaining. On the first floor, the kitchen opens to the dining room and living room with beautiful views onto the Willamette River.

Upstairs, the master bedroom extends toward the river under a large, centered dormer. Opposite the master bedroom, a bonus room, under a symmetrical dormer, will serve as guest quarters when adult children and grandchildren visit.

The floating home is being constructed at a Marina in Portland. Upon completion, the house will be floated up the Willamette River to a permanent location.

Below is a rendering of the finished home. It is always exciting to compare a rendering to the in-process construction photos as a drawing comes to life.

Willamette River floating home BC&J Architecture