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Rustic Contemporary

Borrowing colors, textures and materials from nature, this rustic yet contemporary home enjoys a symbiotic relationship with its surroundings. Natural, wildlife-friendly landscaping is the perfect backdrop for elegant living. Double walls filled with foam insulation achieve CB&D’s first super-insulated home, affording extreme energy efficiency and the owners’ desired aesthetic. There’s an intentional absence of VOC materials and almost no added finishes. Plaster, concrete and stucco are imbued with color, the ceiling is raw, unfinished wood and thoughtfully placed windows coax in the abundant natural light. This structure proves that a well-designed home can be personal, responsible and exceptional while reflecting the owners’ tastes and lifestyle.

Rustic 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.