Artisan Crafted Homes

January 16, 2024

Artisan Crafted Homes brings over 25 years of home building expertise to discerning clients, promising quality craftsmanship and a personalized approach.

Founded by Duncan Ray, a North Carolina native with over 25 years of experience in the custom home and remodel business, Artisan Crafted Homes stands as a beacon of quality and craftsmanship in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle market.

Graduating from NCSU and an esteemed member of the Wake Home Builders Association and the HBA Remodelers Council, Duncan Ray has dedicated his career to creating homes that are not just structures but sanctuaries of beauty and happiness.

Specializing in custom homes and renovations, Artisan Crafted Homes, LLC prides itself on a collaborative approach, ensuring each project is a reflection of the client's vision and lifestyle.


Building More Than Homes: Building Trust

Clients of Artisan Crafted Homes consistently praise the builder's attention to detail, integrity, and commitment to service.

The company's reputation is further solidified by features in prestigious publications like Architects + Artisans, showcasing their modern, innovative designs.

What truly sets Artisan Crafted Homes apart is their emphasis on building relationships, ensuring a personalized and rewarding building experience.

Notable Neighborhoods

Artisan Crafted Homes has made a significant impact on the Raleigh-Durham Triangle market, building homes that offer both luxury and comfort. Here are some of the neighborhoods where their craftsmanship shines:

Country Club Hills in Raleigh:

  • Located in Raleigh, Country Club Hills is a community that embodies sophistication, with homes that offer a seamless blend of luxury and comfort.

Hayes Barton in Raleigh:

  • This neighborhood is a beautiful mix of historic charm and modern luxury. Homes built by Artisan Crafted Homes in Hayes Barton respect the area's rich heritage while incorporating contemporary amenities.

Wakefield in Raleigh & Wake Forest:

  • Stretching across Raleigh and Wake Forest, Wakefield offers an exceptional living experience. The homes built by Artisan Crafted Homes are designed for modern families, combining elegance and functionality.

Sunset Lake in Fuquay Varina:

  • In the peaceful neighborhood of Sunset Lake in Fuquay Varina, homes built by Artisan Crafted Homes capture the tranquil essence of the area, offering residents a peaceful and luxurious living environment.

Budleigh in Raleigh:

  • Budleigh is a neighborhood where the timeless charm is enhanced by the exquisite homes built by Artisan Crafted Homes. It's a blend of classic aesthetics and modern living.

Country Club Villas in Raleigh:

  • Country Club Villas offers luxury, low-maintenance living. The villas built by Artisan Crafted Homes are elegant and convenient, set against the backdrop of one of Raleigh's prestigious country clubs.

North Ridge in Raleigh:

  • North Ridge is a neighborhood where luxury living is at its finest. The residences built by Artisan Crafted Homes epitomize grandeur and sophistication.

Artisan Crafted Homes are more than just houses - they offer a lifestyle defined by luxury and unparalleled craftsmanship.

Design & Customization

Tailored Designs for Discerning Clients

Artisan Crafted Homes, LLC offers a range of home styles, from contemporary to traditional, with a focus on modern, efficient living spaces.

The customization process is detailed and client-focused, offering extensive options for finishes and materials to ensure each home is as unique as its owner.

The portfolio showcases homes that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical and sustainable.

Construction Process

A Commitment to Excellence

The construction process at Artisan Crafted Homes, LLC is marked by a dedication to craftsmanship and quality.

The builder engages in a transparent, communicative relationship with clients, providing regular updates and ensuring that every detail aligns with the client's vision.

Innovations in construction are evident in the efficiency, quality, and durability of their homes.

Insider Tips

Maximizing Value and Style

When working with Artisan Crafted Homes, clients are encouraged to engage in the design process, leveraging the builder's expertise in selecting quality materials and integrating modern technologies for a home that is not only beautiful but also efficient and sustainable.

The builder's focus on prime locations and innovative designs also suggests strong potential for resale value.


As a 17 year veteran real estate agent and 30 year resident of the Triangle area, I've worked with countless homebuilders over my career.

When it comes to Artisan Crafted Homes, LLC, I can confidently recommend them for an exceptional home building experience.

My top tips for maximizing your satisfaction with Artisan Crafted Homes: engage actively in the design process and communicate clearly on your vision and preferences from day one.

The more input you provide upfront, the better they can deliver your dream custom residence.

Also, take advantage of their expertise in materials and technologies - investing a bit more here can save you money for years through lower maintenance and energy bills.

As for saving money directly when building with Artisan Crafted, don't overcustomize just for the sake of it.

Think through what design elements are really important to your lifestyle.

Upgrades like automation and electrification may cost more initially, but deliver significant long term payoff through convenience and efficiency.

With over 25 years expertise and a sterling reputation, Artisan Crafted Homes brings peace of mind that your most important investment will also become your family's most cherished home for generations to come.

I'm confident entrusting them to exceed your expectations.

Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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