Redwood Classic

Circa 1910, this house is believed to be one of the first built in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Great care was taken to preserve its treasured past while making it a larger, more functional space for the owners. Palm sanders were employed to remove decades of wear on walls and ceiling, revealing the beautiful character of the abundant redwood. The original clinker-brick fireplace makes a historic statement, complemented by the one-of-a-kind alabaster chandelier, created by a local artist. Redwood salvaged from another house was used to seamlessly integrate the new second story with the existing lower level.The wide-course shingles on the exterior, commonly used on Carmel homes of the period, were handmade onsite.

Redwood Classic
Building Design:
Raymond Lloyd, 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.