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Natural Contemporary

This Carmel Valley abode is an apt example of the perfect integration of new and old. It is organic and earthy. We were able to save some of the original stone walls and crafted others to meld seamlessly. Massive post and beam framing supports both structure and style. Wood and various earthen materials such as stone, concrete and tinted plaster connect the house with the oak-studded landscape that surrounds it. Doors and windows are crafted of redwood that once comprised vinegar vats. Over-sized sliding doors, salvaged from the original house, join the living room with the charming patio. An arbor affords a natural transition between inside and out.

Natural Contemporary
Building Design:
David Allen Smith, 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.