Monterey Mission

Monterey Mission is one of several architectural styles indigenous to the Monterey Peninsula. Only the front part of this home was old and truly reflected its Spanish influences. Expansion over the years was not in keeping with the original aesthetic. Honoring the owner’s vision, we took down the newer sections and rebuilt them to achieve a consistent feel. The Monterey Mission design is now evident throughout the residence. Paint was stripped off the fireplace to reveal a beautiful Carmel stone façade and decorative tiles added to complete the look. Saltillo tile pavers, dark wood beams and plaster treatments seen in bull nosing, arches and the range hood speak of a bygone era. Outside, the decomposed granite driveway, prominent with historical buildings, creates a rainwater-pervious surface.

Monterey Mission
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.