Bay View Residence

Location: Birch Bay, Washington

Square footage: 1,800 sf

This home takes full advantage of the expansive bay views that the site boasts with a majority of the homes windows oriented towards the water, and opens onto a large deck. Being in the Northwest, part of the deck is covered with infrared heat panels, making it a prime spot for relaxing and barbequeing. The exterior is clad in untreated Alaskan Yellow Cedar which will turn a nice silver color as it weathers. The living room features a floor to ceiling rock fireplace with the hearth extending the full width of the room creating great spaces for reading and storage. Through the use of car decking as the finish floor material on the upper level, the floor framing and beam structure is able to be exposed creating an inviting and warm finish to the overall space.


  • 3 bedroom, 2 bath
  • Carport with secure storage
  • Covered deck equipped with infrared heat panels

Construction Janzen Custom Builders

Photos by Jim Smith