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Classic Craftsman Revival

This 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—like the gorgeous staircase. Exterior overhangs, a common Arts and Crafts period strategy for taming the summer sun, set the tone for this classic beauty. Simple rafter tails and joists join with shingles and wall caps to achieve a pleasing repetition.

The complementary dental-pattern railing is crafted from rot-resistant, low-maintenance cedar. French doors unite indoors and out. Heat from the innovative gas fireplace is circulated into the room rather than escaping up the flue. The roomy kitchen was designed to invite participation and lend an open feel to the home.

Classic Craftsman Revival
Building Design:
Robert Littell, Architect
Rick Pharaoh

Rob Nicely

President & Partner

Rob studied art at the University of California, Davis and has been in the construction industry since 1980. His rare combination of technical expertise and artistic sensibility enables him to provide a unique and exceptional experience for clients. As president, Rob leads by example. He is dedicated to the highest standards of quality and customer service, and to using the latest techniques and technologies to create environmentally mindful homes.
Rob is a Certified Green Building Professional (Build It Green) and Certified Passive House Consultant (Passive House Institute). He has served on the Passive House California board of directors since January 2018. Over the years Rob has garnered several accreditations. He participates in a variety of advocacy efforts, all focused on improving the quality of homes that Carmel Building & Design produces and increasing the ecological sustainability of the building industry in general. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys sculpting and painting.