Growing Demand for Farmhouse Plans

Maybe you’ve noticed the growing fondness for farm houses in real estate, because we sure have! This style of home is currently one of our most popular house plans, and its fan base is only growing larger by the day. What draws people to farm houses is their modest yet distinctive architecture, designed to help families enjoy the simpler things like taking a load off on a breezy front porch at the end of a long day and sharing dinner around a dining room table. In these hectic modern times, ordinary moments like these can be hard to come by, so it’s no wonder many homeowners are finding a way to instill some old-style normality into their lives with classic floor plans and charming exteriors.

In our effort to offer the perfect home for every one of our customers, we have been expanding our Farm House Plan Collection, and we know our vast selection has something that you’ll love. To help show off the versatility of this style, here are a handful of our newest farm houses—you’ll find both small and expansive homes, traditional and open floor plans, and a range of architectural flavors to consider!

A quaint small home, House Plan 9696 has a traditional layout and is perfect for young families and first-time buyers.

House Plan 9697: A Modest Country Cottage

Coming in at 1,622 square feet, this unassuming plan is definitely smaller than today’s average new house, but it lacks for nothing and would make a fantastic home for a young family. You’ll notice its charming exterior includes a wraparound porch, a humble gabled roof shape, and plenty of multi-lite windows. House Plan 9697 is elegant in its simplicity, and it looks like it could have been plucked from a prairie homestead or an old New England orchard.

Inside, the home has a rather traditional floor plan. The main level includes all shared spaces, divided by a central staircase. The front entry opens into the formal living room, which is rectangular in shape and perfect for facilitating conversation with the right furniture arrangement. The dining room is on the opposite side of the stairs, and it’s plenty large enough to accommodate a table that can seat the whole family and guests. The kitchen is located at the back of the house and includes an island with a range and bar seating—which is a very popular feature often seen in contemporary designs. The back door comes into the kitchen and there’s also a coat closet, making this an informal entry for a family on the go. Finally, there’s a full laundry room and half bath to round out the first floor.

The second story contains all three bedrooms. The master suite has its own private bathroom with his and her sinks and a separate tub and shower, with a walk-through closet separating it from the sleeping space. The two other bedrooms are a good size and there’s a full bathroom located between them. What’s special about this grouped bedroom layout is that none of them actually share a wall—they are all separated by the stairs and bathrooms, so this is one of the most quiet and private traditional floor plans you can get in such a compact package!

House Plan 9772 has a charming traditional farm house exterior that hides its contemporary floor plan and amenities.

House Plan 9772: A Modern Interior Within a Classic Farm Façade

This home is a bit larger than average at 2,964 square feet, and it combines the simple farm house style homebuyers most want to see with the modern amenities and design they want to invest in. Its gables and covered porch fit the traditional scheme, and that’s even carried through to the detached office and garage connected by a breezeway, but inside you’ll find wide open spaces and private suites that help it fill the demands of families with older children.

The expansive shared space of the great room is located entirely on one side of the foyer. From front to back, the family room, dining area, and kitchen are lined up and all within view on one another without any dividing barriers to fragment the space. There are plenty of windows along the exterior walls to light up these areas, and you can create distinct living zones or let the design flow with your choice of furniture. Keeping up with demand, the kitchen includes island seating, and nobody will ever feel disconnected from the family space while cooking. There’s also a more private bonus space upstairs, perfect for a home gym or game room, which helps to balance the open floor plan.

The bedrooms are split between the two stories, with the massive master suite on ground level, making it perfect for parents who intend to age in place. The bathroom has all the amenities, and there is plenty of storage space between the two walk-in closets, so this is a fully-loaded retreat for the owners. Upstairs, the other two bedrooms are large and also include their own private full bathrooms, so everybody has an individual haven. With plenty of communal and separate spaces, House Plan 9772 provides what the modern family wants most.

ENERGY STAR approved and with plenty of Craftsman appeal, House Plan 9759 caters to both practicality and style.

House Plan 9759: A Home Designed with the Finer Details in Mind

With three bedrooms and 2,150 square feet, this plan will serve the needs of the average family, but closer inspection reveals that it is something special. First, the exterior walls are two inches thicker than usual, giving more space for insulation and helping to create a more efficient household right off the bat. Second, the Craftsman-inspired exterior embellishes the plainer farm house aesthetic and puts this home in a very desirable niche category.

You will appreciate the built-in features around House Plan 9759 that more easily integrate your life into the place you call home. There are bookshelves incorporated on both sides of the fireplace in the living room, and in the upstairs balcony area. The gallery hallway that separates the spaces at the front of the house—the kitchen and dining room—from the living room in the back, and that connects the two-car garage through the home to the master suite on the far side, has two wall niches for displaying whatever you like. A buffet opposite the kitchen and the walk-in pantry behind it provide plenty of storage. And far beyond just functional design, you’ll find coffered ceilings enhancing the space overhead as well!

The ground-level master suite offers the same great amenities that many of our new plans have, with a fully-loaded bathroom and separate closets. Notably, the two bedrooms upstairs also include their own walk-in closets. They share a Jack and Jill bathroom with a linen closet as well, so the kids have ownership of their own facilities. Finally, there is also a half bathroom attached to the laundry utility room, so guests won’t have to encroach on anybody’s private space.

Two master suites, indoor and outdoor kitchens, and communal space on both floors make House Plan 9722 something to talk about.

House Plan 9722: An Accommodating Large Farm House

The 3,186 square feet of this home are split between four bedrooms and a good mix of modern and traditional shared spaces. Designed with accessibility and convenience in mind, you will find that House Plan 9722 answers the needs of homeowners who want an in-house in-law suite. With a master suite on each floor and an elevator to open to house to everybody regardless of age or mobility, this is a fantastic choice for multigenerational families, or any with a range of physical abilities.

The first story boasts an eat-in galley kitchen with a glass wall on one side that opens to the back patio—where there happens to be an outdoor kitchen that makes hosting summer parties a breeze. It also has a door connecting to the attached garage, so unloading groceries couldn’t be easier. On the other side of the home, there’s a powder room, a large great room, and a smaller, more formal parlor, catering to both modern and traditional design sensibilities. The master suite is at the back of the house and includes a spacious bathroom with a big stall shower, and the walk-in closet is wide with an entrance to match.

Upstairs, the second master suite has a slightly smaller bathroom with the same features, and it has two separate closets. The suite also has a balcony with private access. There is an open activity room on this floor, which helps to spread communal space and is great for kids. The two secondary bedrooms across the plan are both a good size, and a full bath is conveniently located between them. Another notable feature of this home is its second story laundry room, perfectly positioned for the majority of the household’s laundering needs. Don’t forget the elevator makes bringing everything else up pretty easy, too!

With six bedrooms and plenty of space, House Plan 9756 is a grand colonial farm house perfect for large families.

House Plan 9756: A Six-Bedroom Estate Home

At 6,858 square feet, this colonial-style farm house has room for everything. Open and traditional living areas, formal dining and eat-in kitchen accommodations, and a screened porch in addition to a patio make this capacious home stand out. It also has an office, bonus space above the three-car garage, and a game room. And wrapped up in a stately Mid-Atlantic exterior, House Plan 9756 shows just how refined a farm house can be!

The bedrooms are split between the two stories to provide both easy access and privacy. The master suite is located on the main level, and its bathroom has all the amenities including two large walk-in closets—one of which can serve as a safe room. The other bedroom on this floor is a smaller suite that would make a great nursery or a guest room. The four bedrooms upstairs have plenty of square footage that any kid would be happy to have. Two of them share a Jack and Jill bathroom with private sinks, and there is a full bathroom near the other two across the loft. It is clear that this home is suited for large and growing families with children of any age.

The design of this plan has divided shared and private quarters more definitively than most. There is a powder room on each floor, and two staircases make it possible to access the second-story game room without going past the bedrooms. The bonus room also has its own stairs through the garage, separate from the main house. In a family large enough to fill this amazing home, these considerations will certainly be appreciated by everybody.