The Modern Farmhouse That's Fit For The Whole Family

The Abbey Place house plan is built to last.

Farmhouse style is here to stay. Southerners can't get enough of the hallmark shiplap walls, cozy wooden accents, and comfortable interiors of this Joanna Gaines-approved decor trend. With wide front porches (usually lined with rockers), peaked gables, and tall windows, farmhouses deliver big on curb appeal. That's just one of the reasons why we love the Abbey Place (SL-2055) house plan. This modern farmhouse, created by North Carolina-based Crowe Design & Associates, is just as charming outside as it is inside.

The facade features classic elements of farmhouse style that will make any passersby swoon. A covered front porch (which is begging for a pair of chairs for alfresco hangouts) invites guests to come on in. As you enter through the front door, a long, narrow foyer leads to a light and airy great room, with an open kitchen and living area. Located in the heart of the home, this central gathering space is ideal for entertaining. Adjacent to the great room sit the dining room and screened porch (because what's a Southern home without an indoor-outdoor living area?).

Abbey Place offers 3,830 square feet for the whole family to spread out. This plan offers plenty of bedrooms to accommodate multiple generations under one roof. On the first floor, a bedroom with full bath can sleep overnight guests or elderly family members. Opposite of the ground level's communal areas, the second floor offers four bedrooms so everyone can have a place to retreat. Two bedrooms share a bath, while the third bedroom over the porte cochere has two closets for extra storage. The spacious primary bedroom has an adjoining bath with walk-in closet. Over the two-car garage, a bonus room (with a full bath) that's accessible via a rear staircase off the kitchen could be converted into a private apartment.

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