The Prettiest Modern Farmhouse We've Ever Seen
Historical details meet up-to-date amenities in this classic design.
Why We Love It
This house draws on the agricultural history of the South, and it illustrates that story in an architectural way that works for urban living. Referring to the sharp-lined Gothic farmhouse structure, architect Mitch Ginn says, “Every little town in the South seems to have one.” It’s such a familiar facade across the rural landscape as well as in the region’s suburban areas and cities. Picturesque details like the trio of steep gables, the wide front porch, clapboard siding, and bold millwork enhance the Southern Gothic character of the design and will stand out in today’s neighborhoods.
Size: 3,416 square feet
All of that old-time charm doesn’t preclude modern customization. This house can be scaled up or down—ideal for families in flux. Although the plan comes as a four bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house, Ginn notes that with an optional bonus suite and a room in the basement, the structure could have six bedrooms plus attic space. The mud hall could be enlarged to become an office or a sunroom, and the original two-car garage could be expanded to three (and still remain hidden from street view). Best of all, the wraparound porch and open family room make it a natural spot for hosting parties.
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Warm up this modern farmhouse with some classic pieces that enhance the homes curb appeal without taking away from its striking lines.
Classic copper will popoff this white house. The lantern shape plays-up the farmhouse elements of the home. Manchester Collection 2-Light Lantern, $218; homedepot.com
With a double front door, you need a double doormat. We love the thick stripe border and classic monogram on this doormat. Classic Border Monogrammed Mat, $79; frontgate.com
Go rustic with a farmhouse planter that could be plucked straight from the countryside. The metal finish plays up its modern senseability. Ring Planter, $149; potterybarn.com