Carmel Passive House

Designed as a coastal retreat for a pair of busy young professionals, this home is a direct response to a tight lot in the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea. A detached garage and covered breezeway cling to the home at the rear of the property creating a compound-feel that embraces a trio of large redwood trees nearer the street. Large sliding barn doors, abundant south facing windows and an open plan lend the home an airy indoor/outdoor feel which belies the spatial constraints of the 4000 square foot lot on which the home sits.

The home is certified LEED platinum and is also Monterey County’s first certified Passive House. Careful detailing and construction ensure that this home will use a fraction of a typical homes energy, maximize internal thermal comfort and optimize indoor air quality. It also looks really good!

Carmel Building and Design

LEED & Passive House Consultant:
Katy Hollbacher, Beyond Efficiency

Rob Yagid, Fine Homebuilding Magazine
Rick Pharaoh

Fine Homebuilding: 2013 Best New Home of the Year
AIA Monterey Bay: Honor Award