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Old World Eclectic

We like a good challenge. And to make each client more than happy. Because the couple wanted to live in the home during demolition and remodeling, CBD took it one floor at a time. We set up a kitchen on the second floor where the owners stayed while ground floor work was underway. Then we traded places. Special steps were taken throughout the project to minimize disruption to their daily lives. Wherever possible, we chose environmentally responsible options and those that support the local economy. Locally quarried stone is a feature of the exterior including the custom-designed arching entry, creating a regal impression. An area artisan crafted cubbies that provide climate-controlled wine storage and make an architectural statement. Rustic salvaged beams adorn the ceiling and milky hued plaster covers the walls. Strategic placement of windows throughout the home and radiant heat in selected rooms make for a warm, elegant and energy efficient environment.

Old World Eclectic
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.