Carmel Home on Jack’s Peak

Overview
Nestled atop Jacks Peak, the highest point in Monterey County, this magnificent residence graces a sprawling estate, elevating over 1,000 feet above sea level. Enveloped by native Monterey Pines, the property offers an unparalleled setting with commanding views of Point Lobos, the Pacific Ocean, and captivating nightly sunsets.

Challenges
The original Adobe-style residence and its accompanying guest quarters, constructed nearly a century ago, faced various challenges associated with aging and were significantly impacted by the coastal climate of Carmel. Following the approval of a partial reconstruction and renovation, the owners and the team at McNamee Construction decided to pursue a more extensive and comprehensive rebuild of the entire property, with the primary goal of modernization and expansion. The construction of a massive concrete foundation on the steep and practically solid rock hillside, coupled with the building of a sophisticated structural steel substructure, presented considerable complexities in the building process.

Solutions
Following the complete demolition and removal of existing structures, the property underwent substantial enhancements. These included a 350-foot-long, 15-foot-tall retaining wall, incorporating over 8,000 yards of imported soil to fill and level the steep ocean-view rear side. From there, work on this incredible home began. McNamee Construction and their skilled team of craftsmen completed the complex foundation and steel substructure with precision and efficiency. Materials of exceptional quality were sourced from various locations across the country to contribute to this remarkable project. This encompassed truckloads of reclaimed timbers, pallets of raw stone, and an impressive 75 tons of boulders, all to be seamlessly integrated into the development.

The Results
The home and property underwent a massive transformation, resulting in a 5,000-square foot masterpiece. McNamee Construction’s commitment to creating a residence that harmonizes with its natural surroundings, while delivering the highest standards of luxury and functionality, is evident in their meticulous attention to detail. With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the residence showcases exquisite vaulted ceilings adorned with large hand-hewn timbers and richly waxed thin wall plaster, and century’s old reclaimed Jerusalem stone floors along with radiant heating. Cutting-edge technology seamlessly integrates with computerized lighting controls, while custom mahogany windows and doors, forged bronze metalwork, and intricate hand-carved stone work contribute to the distinctive character of the home. The property, spanning 6.9 acres, underwent a spectacular makeover, featuring meticulous landscaping that elevates its overall charm.

Architect and Design: Jun Sillano AIA and John Matthams International Design Group

Photography: Kip Evans

Landscape Design: Barkley David Smith Wilder Gardenz

The Client Testimonial

“Noel McNamee was the General Contractor on my job of building our new house. He did a magnificent job in every aspect. Our house is a showpiece of quality and beauty. Noel was fantastic from beginning to end. I would recommend him to anyone wishing to build something special. In retrospect, I can't imagine undertaking the project with another general contractor .”
Dr. Bruce W.
Jack's Peak, Carmel
“Noel McNamee was the General Contractor on my job of building our new house. He did a magnificent job in every aspect. Our house is a showpiece of quality and beauty. Noel was fantastic from beginning to end. I would recommend him to anyone wishing to build something special. In retrospect, I can't imagine undertaking the project with another general contractor.”
Dr. Bruce W.