April 3, 2020

News & Media

Throughout the years, our projects and achievements have garnered us various awards and news articles. We have listed some news articles for your review and information. Please feel free to browse through the different articles.

Announcing the Partnership of Don McBride and Kevin Bell

After spending several years in Bend, Oregon; Don McBride has returned to his beloved Carmel where he is recognized as the quintessential master of the Carmel Cottage style.

Kevin brings an extensive background in real estate management, design & quality construction to the partnership. He has built subdivisions to mansions, mosques to shopping centers and even a funeral home.

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Timeless retro cottage kitchen design ideas — and other terrific interiors — from the Carmel Cottage Inn – Retro Renovation

Oh my goodness: The four kitchens among the five little cottages that comprise the delightful Carmel Cottage Inn are not only charming — but they are chock full of timeless kitchen design ideas — several of them quite affordable. Yes, I would call these interiors “cottage style” — a style that is hugely popular in the U.S. and has been for decades. So cheery and comfortable! But, these houses also have many classic elements of simple ranch style that carried over to mid-century houses.

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Another Man’s Treasure

As a contractor, Don McBride has access to all the latest building materials. But he’d rather know around salvage yards for old windows, doors and other details that give his homes distinctive character.

Don transforms house after house, instilling them with classic style, special details, and enduring comfort and appeal. But he could never find a home for the wayward porthole.

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Historic Building Year on High Desert in 2008

RedBend Building: New Developer Offers Eclectic Styling

Don McBride was one of the first developers of the famed Irvine Ranch in Newport Beach, California. He was twice honored with a Gold Nugget Grand Award by the National Association of Home Builders for achievement in architectural design and land use projects throughout the West while working for Crown Pacific Homes.

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In Your Dreams – A Celebration of the Carmel Lifestyle
Recycled Treasures and Character

“Careful use of an architectural antique or simply a unique piece personalizes a home, surprising the eye and delighting the artist in everyone.”

The moment I saw it in the back corner of a salvage yard, I knew I had to buy it. For over 20 years I toted
it around, waiting for the right place and time to use it.

My prize relic? A beautiful bronze porthole.

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