This all-electric certified Passive House sits on a 10-acre parcel in Cachagua, a rural area of Carmel Valley, California.
Designers and builders of sustainable, energy-efficient homes in the Monterey Bay area.
Carmel Building & Design approaches every project as custom and unique. We employ Passive House and other sustainable practices to achieve an energy-efficient, eco-friendly home in any architectural style.
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.
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The interior of this 2,249-square-foot home was extensively renovated in keeping with its classic Mid-Century Modern style.
Approaching the entrance of this remodeled home, one can’t help but be captured by the majesty of the Pacific Ocean.
This 4,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath Carmel home was given an interior make-over and updated energy infrastructure.
This new 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.
Situated near the Bay in Carmel-by-the-Sea, this 4,000-square-foot home underwent an extensive interior remodel.
Views of the Pacific are framed by wall-to-wall windows on the ocean-facing side of this 2,981-square-foot home.
This newly-constructed 1,800-square-foot home fits beautifully and authentically into its Carmel-by-the-Sea neighborhood.
Settled just beyond a charming stone border and fragrant gardens, this historic 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is a Carmel treasure.
Stretching across the landscape, this 2,244-square-foot home was designed and built to take maximum advantage of mountain and valley views.
A short stroll from the beach, this circa 1930 home was respectfully restored to retain its classic Carmel style.
Noted during the design process as “the successful reimagining of a Carmel Cottage,” its spacious feel belies its modest size.
Representing a new era in sustainable building, the home was crafted to meet Living Building Challenge Zero Net Energy standards.
This typical mid-century house in Pacific Grove underwent a total transformation from both aesthetic and performance standpoints.
Inheriting the cottage of a beloved uncle, the homeowners wanted to honor his love of nature and the cottage feel of this 1920s-era home.
This charming Carmel-by-the-Sea home is Central California’s first PHIUS+ Certified Passive House.
This mid-century Carmel home, designed by Mark Mills, had undergone extensive remodels including removal of key support beams.
In the mid-2000s, “green” practices hadn’t yet made it into the mainstream of residential building.
This project is a great example of “deconstruction.” We took the house apart and re-milled the redwood planks to create Craftsman style features.
What better way to meld home and heart than to populate the space with the owner’s personal artwork.
Borrowing colors, textures and materials from nature, this rustic yet contemporary home enjoys a symbiotic relationship with its surroundings.
Circa 1910, this house is believed to be one of the first built in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
We like a good challenge. Because the couple wanted to live in the home during demolition & remodeling, CB&D took it one floor at a time.
Monterey Mission is one of several architectural styles indigenous to the Monterey Peninsula.
The double lot, rare for quaint Carmel, affords ample space for this gracious Tudor home and guesthouse.
This Carmel Valley abode is an apt example of the perfect integration of new and old.
Built in the 1920s, this home’s main floor had later been divided into many bathroom/bedroom combinations.
This circa 1920 home needed some TLC to restore its original charm while updating its infrastructure.