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From Traditional To Modern

This 4,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath Carmel home was given an interior make-over and updated energy infrastructure. Its original style, typical of the 1970s, was transformed into a thoughtful, exciting interior space. Pitched ceilings were added to the main floor kitchen, living room and dining room, enhancing a sense of spaciousness. The open floor plan flows seamlessly from one room to another. An ample kitchen island provides a centerpiece for gathering whether standing or sitting, as well as counter space for food preparation. A recycled glass backsplash brings a pop of color to the kitchen and natural stone and Caesarstone countertops are both functional and beautiful. A new fireplace was added to the dining room in addition to the existing living room fireplace. Custom concrete facades now adorn both. In the lower level, the space once occupied by a 60-foot hallway was reconfigured into living space, including an in-law suite with living room, bedroom and bath. Behind the scenes, both space heating and hot water are furnished by heat pumps. An ample array of solar panels was added to meet, even exceed, the home’s energy demands.

From Traditional To Modern
Building Design:
Carmel Building & Design
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.