The Modern Farmhouse

Modern Farmhouse Plan by Ahmann Design Inc.

Today’s hottest house plan style is the Modern Farmhouse and they’re selling in all shapes and sizes. Why is this trend making a comeback? Thanks to HGTV shows like Fixer Upper and House Hunters, popularity for farmhouse details like shiplap and subway tile back splashes have seen a huge surge in popularity. Modern Farmhouse home designs are being built in everything from small ranches to sprawling 2-story homes and virtually everything in between.

The interior farmhouse details are also spilling into the exterior finishes and we’re getting a lot of requests for vertical and shake siding in white with black accents like windows, doors, trim and gutters. In 2017, we began introducing farmhouse plan designs and that has continued to be one of our top selling styles. The farmhouse style can also be less expensive to build as often there are only small stone accents or no stone at all. With the increase in popularity board and batten siding, the farmhouse style has become modernized without losing the charm that people think of when they see an old farmhouse.

Modern Farmhouse Interior

Open concept floor plans have also been designed into this updated style. Traditional farmhouse designs often had a staircase just off the entry with separate rooms for the kitchen, bath and living rooms around it on the main floor. Today, the kitchen is usually open to the main living area and the master suite can also be situated on the main level. Hardwood floors have become more and more affordable and are a definite must in a farmhouse home, and often are used on the entire main level. Other updated features include accent walls of shiplap, central fireplaces, granite counters and subway tile backsplashes. Grays and whites are the hues of choice and look to be sticking around for some time. The neutral gray pallet provides the perfect backdrop for pops of color through the use of furniture, pillows and accent walls. And, paired with the natural wood tones of wood beams, accent walls and floors, the modern farmhouse delivers on every front.

Modern Farmhouse Exterior

Here’s a quick list of the interior and exterior finishes of a modern farmhouse:

Modern Farmhouse Plan Interior
  • Shiplap accent walls either painted or natural
  • Wood floors
  • Wooden beams
  • Stone fireplace surrounds
  • White kitchens
  • Subway tile backsplashes
  • Neutral color pallet with wood tone and bright color accents
  • Board and batten vertical siding
  • Exterior stone accents or all siding
  • White siding with black accents on doors, windows and gutters
  • Ranches and 2-story designs
  • Cozy porches

The bottom line is that if you like the farmhouse style, chances are that you’ll LOVE the updated version of this style. Check out our farmhouse plans and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll be happy to search our unpublished library, modify and existing plan or custom design a Modern Farmhouse for you.

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