What’s New

The Grid 101

We all know that when we flip a switch, turn a dial or point a remote, the lights come on, the stove ignites, the home begins to warm or cool. But where does the power come from and how does it get to homes, buildings and other places where it’s used? The source is commonly referred to as The Grid. The country’s primary Grid system was originally established in the 20s and 30s and is in serious need of updates to make it more efficient, less wasteful and a lot less harmful to the environment. MORE

Rustic Meets Modern

This newly constructed 2,476-square-foot home in Pacific Grove affords views over a lush green forest reaching all the way to the blue of the Monterey Bay. The open plan on the main floor enhances the sense of spaciousness and is equally suitable for entertaining and cozying up for a quiet evening. (MORE)

Progressive Building Practices

We’ve learned through experience that progressive building practices like Passive House result in a home that’s better for the homeowners, and for the planet. Explore how sustainably built homes provide healthier indoor air quality, quiet, durability, energy and water conservation and lower related costs, even higher resale value. And we think it’s simply the right thing to do.

Exceptional Home.
Exceptional Experience.

At Carmel Building & Design, we’ve found a better way to build. It’s personal. We focus intently on you, the client, to create a home that suits your lifestyle and reflects your individual tastes. It’s responsible. Our design principles and building practices incorporate environmentally mindful features that improve indoor air quality, enhance value, reduce energy and maintenance costs and are easy on the planet. It’s exceptional. We focus on quality in both your home and your experience.

Custom Design/Build Services

Good design is the foundation of a great home, and a smooth process. And craftsmanship is at the heart of our company philosophy. Whether or not we’re following a specific set of guidelines such as Passive House, we always build in a way that reduces waste in materials, resources, energy and water. And results in the home you envision.

My husband is knowledgeable about construction so he and Rob were able to communicate easily. I appreciated that Rob took time to explain things in a way that I could understand. He made it comfortable for me to participate in the process.—Sharon B., Carmel Valley

We were drawn to Carmel Building & Design by the craftsmanship we saw in their previous projects —Roger and Sarah P., Quail Meadows

Rob and our architect Robert Littell worked very well together. We were impressed with Rob’s ability to translate Robert’s drawings to actual details during construction. We could not be happier with the result. It has been included in several tours by different groups in Carmel. —Niels and Jan R., Carmel

My father was a contractor and I grew up around construction so I have high expectation for craftsmanship. Throughout the construction process, I was both impressed and pleased to see the exceptional quality that Rob and his team delivered on our home. —Mica H., Carmel