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 Architecture Home Featured in PNW Magazine

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.

Beach house. Allyn, Washington. Image license: BC&J Architecture © Copyright 2015 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone: 206-789-5973.

Beach House

Beach House


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.”

New Houzz Promotion Video

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.

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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New Home on Flathead Lake

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.

The landing at Flathead Lake

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.

The Landing Flathead Lake BC&J






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.

Writer’s Retreat Completed

Posted by bcandj   on October 10th, 2015

BC&J Architecture designed this home as an Island retreat for a writer.

House and Studio

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.

House side

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.

View From Great Room


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.