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Passive House Beauty

This charming Carmel-by-the-Sea home is Central California’s first PHIUS+ Certified Passive House. Also LEED Platinum certified, it ushers in a new era of personal, responsible and exceptional design and construction on the Monterey Peninsula. Reclaimed wood floors and rich beams complement the home’s soft white interior, washed by natural light. The systems, materials and building techniques that improve indoor air quality, quiet, comfort and durability are gracefully out of sight, leaving an elegant, stylish impression. This project has been named “Best New Home” in Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s 2013 HOUSES Awards issue.

Passive House Beauty
Building Design:
Justin Pauly, 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.