Artistic Contractors’ Mid-Century Modern take on the Lake Home

Artistic Contractors
Photo by: Mitchell Kearney

Artistic Contractors, the luxury custom home builders out of Charlotte, takes their name seriously: To achieve the quality their clients wants, they combine artistry with the best available building processes to create one-of-a-kind homes.

This Denver, NC project, completed late summer of 2016, is an example of that. With a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired, Mid-Century modern aesthetic, the Lake Norman house is functional but beautiful.

A guiding principle behind the entire project was to “bring the outside in,” to use a more natural, outdoorsy feel for this modern approach. To do this, the team at Artistic Contractors used the same materials from the outside of the home – stone and wood – and incorporated it into the interior, for a monolithic, seamless look. They also created the expansive windows to take full advantage of the lakefront property.

From the statement-making stone wall to the rich red cedar wood ceiling and the floor-to-ceiling windows, the Denver design is a little bit West Coast and a little bit Lake Norman, with a whole lot of elegance, style, and carefully-selected touches. Artistic Contractors is bringing surprising new takes on home building all across the greater Charlotte area.


  1. The furniture is from furnitureland south.  The dining room table is part of the Phillips Collection.

  2. Pendant lighting over kitchen counter – “the NAVA pendant” by Shakuff

  3. Wood Sculpture – part of the Phillips Collection from Furnitureland south

  4.    Backsplash – New Ravenna Peridot Tile sold by Renaissance Bath and tile 

  5. Floor lamp – Restoration Hardware