Forest Retreat

This newly-constructed 1,800-square-foot home fits beautifully and authentically into its Carmel-by-the-Sea neighborhood. Its vintage Carmel style is expressed in the wood shingles and ample front porch. Crafted as a family retreat, the open floor plan of this 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath cottage offers a sense of both spaciousness and cozy comfort. A vibrant blue lends the front door a warm and welcoming feel and creates pops of color in the kitchen and throughout the home. The kitchen island near the built-in, wood-fired pizza oven is a perfect gathering spot for family and friends. Features like a tankless water heater reduce the energy demands of the home. The landscape is intentionally left simple and natural for water conservation and to showcase the forest-like setting of the property.

Project:
Forest Retreat
Building Design:
Justin Pauly, Architect
Photographer:
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.