Renovated Mid-Century Modern

The interior of this 2,249-square-foot Carmel Valley home was extensively renovated in keeping with its classic Mid-Century Modern style. The home was originally designed by Will Shaw, FAIA, of Burde Shaw Associates in Monterey, qualifying it as a historic structure. Care was taken to use only materials, shapes and hues that honor its vintage roots. Intriguing angles define the ceilings and upper windows of this 2-bedroom, 2-bath charmer. Muted-tone wood graces the walls, ceilings and floors, accented with splashes of the brilliant colors of the 1960s. The style of the original square-framed, recessed lighting fixtures was replicated and carried throughout including the tray ceiling in the dining room. Insulation was added to improve energy efficiency. Some windows and doors were replaced to take advantage of the natural light and inspiring views.

Renovated Mid-Century Modern
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.