Posted by jody on September 27th, 2016
Four 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.
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.
Posted by jody on July 14th, 2016
BC&J Architecture was featured in PNW Magazine, and the story behind the design and creation of the house is as charming as the house itself.
The article explains how a family cabin led to the design of the house, and why the house was called Project Bobcat.
You can read the article HERE and view photos of the home below.
Posted by jody on March 30th, 2016
BC&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.”
Posted by jody on March 1st, 2016
We have a new video on Houzz promoting our work. In this video, Peter Brachvogel explains the insight behind how we design to enrich the site where a home is located.
Peter also explains why a pencil is the most important tool we have in our office.
You can watch our new video here.
Posted by jody on January 30th, 2016
BC&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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Posted by jody on December 29th, 2015
BC&J Architecture is the parent company to The Perfect Little House Company, which sells architect designed stock plans online. As seen in this Cove house design and attached Azalea garage, BC&J Architecture worked with the owners to modify the stock plans to take full advantage of their beautiful site.
BC&J Architecture modified the Perfect Little House Company designs to accommodate the lifestyle and preferences of the homeowners. The Cove design, and attached Azalea garage take full advantage of the beautiful site on Flathead Lake in Montana.
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.
Posted by bcandj on October 10th, 2015
BC&J Architecture designed this home as an Island retreat for a writer.
This small one-bedroom house of 1,455 square foot is inviting and open to the meadow view. The 720 square foot studio doubles as a writer’s haven while allowing overnight guests privacy in a separate building.
The home features metal roofing, Hardi-Artisan siding, clad Pella doors and windows plus generous canopies and soffits. The home will offer easy maintenance and worry free departure to the owners primary residence in Seattle.
Posted by bcandj on July 3rd, 2015
In 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.
With three buildings on the property, have plenty of space for visiting family and friends to share in the excitement of their new home.