Our Work

Our goal for every home we design, build or remodel is to make it a true reflection of the homeowners’ vision. Examples of our work shown here demonstrate our driving philosophy to achieve a project, and an experience, that is personal, responsible and exceptional for each client.

Reimagined Carmel Cottage

Reimagined Carmel CottageNoted during the design review process as “the successful reimagining of a Carmel Cottage,” the spacious feel of this new home belies its modest 1,927 square feet.
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Retro Contemporary

Retro ContemporaryThis typical mid-century house in Pacific Grove underwent a total transformation from both aesthetic and performance standpoints.
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Passive House Beauty

Passive House BeautyThis charming Carmel-by-the-Sea home is Central California’s first PHIUS+ Certified Passive House.
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Skyline Forest Modern

Skyline Forest ModernIn the mid-2000s, “green” practices hadn’t yet made it into the mainstream of residential building.
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Asian Cottage

Asian CottageThis was more than a remodel—it was a total transformation.
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Rustic Contemporary

Rustic ContemporaryBorrowing colors, textures and materials from nature, this rustic yet contemporary home enjoys a symbiotic relationship with its surroundings.
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Old World Eclectic

Old World EclecticWe like a good challenge. And to make each client more than happy. Because the couple wanted to live in the home during demolition & remodeling, CBD took it one floor at a time.
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Elegant Carmel Tudor

Elegant Carmel TudorThe double lot, rare for quaint Carmel, affords ample space for this gracious Tudor home and guesthouse.
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Historic Home Renovation

Historic Home RenovationBuilt in the 1920s, this home’s main floor had later been divided into many bathroom/bedroom combinations.
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Charming Carmel Cottage

Charming Carmel CottageSimple and authentic aptly describe this 1932 cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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Restored Historic Gem

Restored Historic GemSettled just beyond a charming stone border and fragrant gardens, this historic 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is a Carmel treasure.
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Timeless Treasure

2427 Lead Photo, exteriorA short stroll from the beach, this circa 1930 home was respectfully restored to retain its classic Carmel style.
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Beyond Green Beauty

Beyond Green BeautyRepresenting a new era in sustainable building, the home was crafted to meet Living Building Challenge Zero Net Energy standards.
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Vintage Family Cottage

Vintage Family CottageInheriting the cottage of a beloved uncle, the homeowners wanted to honor his love of nature and stay true to the cottage feel while updating the 1920s-era home.
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Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century ModernThis mid-century Carmel home, designed by Mark Mills, had undergone extensive remodels including removal of key support beams.
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Classic Craftsman Revival

Classic Craftsman RevivalThis project is a great example of “deconstruction.” We took the house apart, redwood plank by redwood plank, then re-milled and reused it to create Craftsman style features.
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Artful Retreat

Artful RetreatWhat better way to meld home and heart than to populate the space with the owner’s personal artwork.
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Redwood Classic

Redwood ClassicCirca 1910, this house is believed to be one of the first built in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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Monterey Mission

Monterey MissionMonterey Mission is one of several architectural styles indigenous to the Monterey Peninsula.
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Natural Contemporary

Natural ContemporaryThis Carmel Valley abode is an apt example of the perfect integration of new and old.
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Restored Carmel Treasure

Restored Carmel TreasureThis circa 1920 home needed some TLC to restore its original charm while updating its infrastructure.
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