Traditional farmhouse home designs harken back to the romantic rural builds of the colonial period. During the 17th century agriculture played a significant role among the immigrants who settled in the country. They built their houses where they worked, on the farm and coined the term ‘farmhouse’ for what became a typical style of the time. Today, the farmhouse is an architectural design beloved by new homeowners who love the style of a practical home with a classic look.
Typical farmhouse exterior design details can bring added character with board and batten siding mixed with Hardie panel siding, ensuring a low maintenance, high-quality result. Additional style is made possible by incorporating standing seam metal roof on the attached garage and asphalt shingles on the main house, as is depicted in our sample farmhouse design. This layout lends itself nicely to a courtyard at the rear, offering the luxurious feel of true indoor-outdoor living while enhancing your entertaining options.
The traditional farmhouse style has undergone a transformation with today’s homeowners but typically retains both rustic and modern design elements including open porches and an abundant use of natural materials. Additional featured may include pitched gable roof, cathedral ceilings, and bay windows offering abundant nature light. These homes are built for today’s families in mind and it is a style that is well suited to a contemporary floor plan.
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