Mid-Century Modern

This Mid-Century Carmel home, designed by Mark Mills, had undergone extensive remodels including removal of key support beams. Given that and other structural modifications, the house was caving in. Our job was to save it. Like many homes of that period, this ‘50s classic featured a generous amount of redwood. We saved the wood, sanded off the thick marine varnish, re-planed it and used this and other existing materials to reconfigure the house. The under-the-house garage was kept to save space and a deck now adorns the view side. The updated home features large picture windows that take maximum advantage of surrounding vistas. Stainless steel components and high-weather sills on sliding glass doors guard against driving rain. The open living plan and light colored ceilings invite in the abundant natural light.

Mid-Century Modern
Building Design:
Gretchen Flesher, Flesher + Foster Architecture
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.