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Elegant Carmel Tudor

The double lot, rare for quaint Carmel, affords ample space for this gracious Tudor home and guesthouse. The original structure was taken down and the new buildings strategically sited to form a charming courtyard, and achieve the owners’ vision. The natural stone of the exterior, surrounded by native oaks, lends old world sensibility. In keeping with its location, the home features curved elements that give it a storybook cottage feel. We designed the Rumford fireplace with angled sidewalls to reflect warmth into the room and opted for radiant heat, enhancing energy efficiency and comfort. The simplicity of plaster walls and ceilings highlights the rich natural wood of the flooring, cabinetry, beams, doors and windows. Divided light French doors and copious windows brighten the entry and coax in the sunshine. Special touches like the delicate iron railing along the dramatic staircase and the beautifully laid stone entryway complete the picture of time-honored tranquility.

Elegant Carmel Tudor
Building Design:
Michael Bolton, 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.