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A warm and rustic lake house designed for entertaining in North Carolina

rustic lake house exterior with a large pond

Blue Heron is a custom-designed lake house by Locati Architects, situated along Lake Wylie, a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina. This entire home is centered around entertaining, boasting spectacular views of the lake from expansive windows throughout.

Created as a dream house for its inhabitants, a large pond at the front of the house provides a striking water feature that draws guests up to the home. Inside you will find warm and inviting living spaces and the kind of attention to detail that we love about the work of Locati Architects. Continue below to see the rest of this impressive dwelling…

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Locati Architects BUILDER Whitlock Builders INTERIOR DESIGNER Locati Interiors

rustic lake house exterior

What We Love: This exceptional North Carolina lake house provides its inhabitants with idyllic indoor and outdoor living spaces that are perfect for hosting unforgettable gatherings. The strategic use of wood and stone materials infuses the open and spacious floor plan with inviting warmth. We especially love the living room with its lofty ceilings and expansive walls of glass that frame the natural beauty that surrounds this amazing home.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this sprawling lake house do you find most inspiring? Is there anything you would change if this were your personal residence? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of North Carolina: Step into an old world craftsman in North Carolina devised for aging in place and A warm and inviting European inspired house in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

rustic lake house exterior

rustic lake house backyard patio with a fire pit

rustic covered porch with outdoor dining and lounging

rustic covered porch with outdoor lounging

rustic covered porch with outdoor lounging

rustic living room with a large chandelier

rustic living room with a fireplace

Above: The living room features soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that captures tranquil views of the tree canopy outside.

rustic dining room with large walls of glass

Above: The living room has doors that open to the outdoor deck to bring the party outdoors where you will find dining and lounging areas.

rustic living room with a large chandelier

rustic dining room looking toward the living room

rustic kitchen

Above: This exquisite kitchen features an inviting fireplace and a pizza oven.

rustic kitchen

rustic kitchen

rustic home bar

Above: A home bar is perfect for those who love to entertain.

rustic home elevator

Above: An elevator was integrated into the design for aging in place.

rustic family room

Above: The basement level is the ultimate entertaining space with a pool table, ping pong table, dart board, shuffleboard, and bowling alley.

rustic basement with a bowling alley

rustic basement with a bowling alley

rustic basement with a shuffleboard

rustic lake house foyer

rustic home office

rustic staircase

rustic living room

rustic living room

rustic living room

rustic home theater

rustic home theater

rustic bedroom with a fireplace

rustic modern closet

rustic bathroom

rustic bathroom

rustic basement wine cellar and tasting room

rustic basement wine cellar

rustic garage

rustic garage

rustic garage

rustic garage

rustic lake house exterior at dusk

rustic lake house exterior with landscaping

rustic lake house exterior with landscaping

rustic lake house exterior aerial view

PHOTOGRAPHER Stanley Capps Photography

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Jennifer Lee
6 months ago

I love every detail in this house. I am available as a guest for rent, just say the word!

Ann Cheney
6 months ago

One of the most beautiful homes I’ve ever seen. Guests could seriously get lost in it.