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Skyline Forest Modern

In the mid-2000s, “green” practices hadn’t yet made it into the mainstream of residential building. We were a little ahead of the curve. At no extra cost, we applied advanced framing techniques, low VOC finishes, eco-friendly landscaping and other green principles. The result is a house that surpassed the minimum California energy requirement by 30 percent and obtained a high score on the Build it Green New Construction Checklist. And most important, we surpassed the clients’ expectations. The circa 1940s home once belonged to the wife’s parents, and while the couple loved the site, the house didn’t meet their needs. So a new home was built on the treasured site overlooking the Monterey Bay. The clients were sent project updates via email and only visited the site two or three times during construction. They trusted us to do everything right. One special request was to use their favorite manufacturer for kitchen cabinetry. And our cabinetmaker created custom sizes and shapes throughout the rest of house to match.

Skyline Forest Modern
Building Design:
William Foster, Flesher + Foster Architecture
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.