Coastlands House Photo: Robert Canfield Photography
Studio Schicketanz of Carver + Schicketanz, Inc. is a full service architecture firm providing a wide range of architectural and interior design services to the greater Monterey Peninsula, including Big Sur, Carmel, Pebble Beach, and the San Francisco Bay area. We specialize in custom building design, green, LEED certified sustainable architecture, residential and commercial interior design, historic preservation restoration and remodeling, land-use and coastal planning, and assisting in real estate due diligence research and feasibility studies.
Studio Schicketanz is best known for environmentally conscious designs in both architecture and interiors. We are LEED accredited and dedicated to creating sustainable projects that draw upon the spirits of their surroundings. All of our projects seek seamless transitions of interior design, architecture, and the landscape.
Studio Schicketanz is known not only for refined aesthetics but also for excellent project management. For many years, we have successfully worked with an extremely talented and experienced team of consultants, contractors and sub contractors.
Coastlands House: A warm but neutral color palette was chosen to complement the natural building materials and juxtapose the brilliant blues of the ocean and the vivid greens of the garden and hills beyond. The owner’s world class art collection and a few choice antiques such as the Ico Parisi dining table lend this space substance and partner well with the carefully sourced new furnishings. Most of the carpets and furnishings were specifically designed by the architects for this residence.View on our website Photo: Robert Canfield Photography
Dani Ridge House: In order to conceal this home from its uphill neighbors a shelf was cut into the narrow slice of grassland located between an access road on one side and the steep slopes of the West Coast on the other. The uphill land extends as a green roof over the underground portions of the home-terminating on the gently curved roof of the living room.All utilities, including the 5000 gallon water storage tank, were placed underground in order to preserve the surrounding landscape.View on our website Photo: Robert Canfield Photography
Coastlands House: Majestic oaks dominate this north to south sloping site at the edge of the continent, the vast expanse of the Pacific lying to the West. The large glass stacking sliders open to the patios beyond - providing great cross ventilation and a seamless connection to the outdoors. Most of the finish materials are reclaimed and the 4.4kW photovoltaic system was designed to generate 90% of the home’s power usage.View on our website Photo: Robert Canfield Photography
Carmel Mid-Century LEED: Like many residences of the mid-century era this home has great flow and well-proportioned volumes, but was in need of an extra bedroom as well as a new kitchen and bathrooms. In addition, our goal was to modernize the outdated house technology resulting in a highly efficient home with supplemental photovoltaic power generation. We are proud to have completed the first LEED-certified home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, reaching the highest level: Platinum.View on our website Photo: Robert Canfield Photography