Carmelo: Redefining Mid-Century Luxury

Discover Carmelo, a mid-century modern house in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, reimagined by Justin Pauly Architects in 2018.

This family heirloom, now welcoming its third generation, features revamped interiors with additional bedrooms and bathrooms for large gatherings. Its exterior, clad in Carmel stone and mahogany, complements the stunning ocean views, making “Carmelo” a perfect blend of elegance and functionality.

Modern house with large windows, stone walls, and a flat roof.
Elegant living room with fireplace, striped rug, and cozy seating.
Modern living room with large windows, wood floors, and open dining area.
Bright, cozy living room with fireplace, large windows, and wooden furniture.
Modern kitchen with blue cabinets, white countertops, and gold pendant lights.
Modern kitchen with blue cabinets, white countertops, and pendant lights.
Modern bedroom with built-in bunk beds and neutral tones.
Modern bedroom with large window, neutral tones, and potted plant.
Modern house with large windows, wooden siding, and stone foundation surrounded by greenery
Modern house exterior with fire pit and seating area at twilight.
Modern house at dusk with illuminated interiors, large windows, and stone facade.

About Carmelo

Revitalizing a Mid-Century Modern Classic

This Carmel-based mid-century modern home undergoes a significant interior and exterior transformation. Now, it prepares to welcome its third generation of owners: four cousins and their families seeking a functional space for large gatherings.

Interior Redesign for Modern Families

The remodel introduces additional bedrooms and bathrooms, skillfully meeting the needs of a growing family. Simultaneously, it opens up the public areas, creating spaces that are both inviting and practical for group activities.

Exterior Elegance Meets Coastal Charm

On the exterior, a warm palette of Carmel stone and mahogany siding offers a breathtaking ocean-side view. This elegant facelift enhances the home’s natural surroundings, making it an enviable retreat by the sea.

Photography courtesy of Justin Pauly Architects

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- by Matt Watts