Artisan Style Watch: Modern Design

The Artisan Home Tour showcases homes that are one-of-a-kind, eye-catching, and beautiful—all crafted by the Twin Cities’ most exceptional builders and remodelers. Each of the homes draws from different inspirations and styles, specially crafted for the owners’ tastes and vision.

Take a look at some of the style inspiration that awaits you behind the doors of the homes on this summer’s tour.



This Artisan abode takes a modern twist on the traditional Mediterranean style. These types of houses focus heavily on open floor plans with an elegant natural white stucco veneer punctuated with tall, narrow, black casement windows and doors. The glossy black Italian clay roof tile shines above like a tiara.

Since this style draws from warmer climates, it tends toward bright, airy spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows and easy access to the outdoors. The neutral walls and fabrics are the perfect backdrop for the pops of colorful and artistic features around every corner.



Colonial homes are traditionally designed as family homes, centered around the kitchen and living room, with lots of space for bedrooms. A modern take on this style maintains these qualities, with living spaces flowing directly to the kitchen, leaving plenty of space for families to create memories!

In this Artisan remodel, a contemporary take on a Colonial fireplace surround is balanced by an understated stepped black granite surround facing the dinette.

This style of home leans into beautiful, classic colors and styles, like black granite and walnut cabinetry. The design is sleek and simple, allowing the exquisite craftsmanship to shine.



Simple. Clean. Easy. Walking into this home, you’ll notice the style favors an open floor plan with wood box treatment on the ceiling, hand-blown light fixtures, and large windows to let in plenty of natural light. White oak flooring complements the windows to create a bright, timeless look.

This style is often easier to maintain, as many ranch homes favor single-level living and a finished basement rather than multiple floors. Contemporary ranch-style homes focus on a seamless transition from the indoors to a large outdoor patio and backyard, perfect for hosting or having a bonfire.


If you prefer a minimalist look, look no further than the midcentury modern style. This remodeled Artisan home focuses on organic materials paired with clean lines and neutral tones. The goal of the interior design was to keep a bright, fresh, Scandinavian feel. This was accomplished with sheetrock wrapped around the windows with minimal visual distractions and natural maple to add a touch of warmth throughout. This minimalist, inviting look welcomes you to add your personal flair to the home, such as the bold wallpaper and colors that shine in spaces with lighter use.


The Artisan Home Tour offers all these styles and so many more. Whatever you are looking for, you will find a style that suits you perfectly and allows you to live life to its fullest.

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