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19 Modern Country Farmhouse Features  [Farmhouse photos]

Posted by Stanton Homes on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 06:07 AM

What does a Modern Country Farmhouse have? New Custom Home Designs in the Raleigh region

What makes White Country Farmhouses the most popular architectural design for custom homes in NC?

White Modern Country Farmhouses are one of the most requested custom architectural designs in North Carolina right now.

Whether prompted by a homebuyer’s return to nature, yearning for a simplistic life, or comfort inspired by a country home, White Modern Country Farmhouses are a popular blend of contemporary and traditional artistry that's in high demand.

Here are 19 features common to modern country farmhouses, with photos from new Raleigh white modern country farmhouses. 

 

#1 modern country farmhouse feature: White exterior

Although modern country farmhouses can be painted any color, white is by far the most poplar color. Whether it speaks to the quest for purity in lifestyle or merely harkens to a sense of simplicity, many homebuyers believe white is just right for this architectural style.

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

#2 modern country farmhouse feature: Big covered porches

Big covered porches that extend over the majority of the front of the home (and often continue around the side and back) are one of the most common reasons people choose this kind of floor plan. Especially in North Carolina, where lifestyles often encompass indoor/outdoor living, a covered front porch says “stay a while.”

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

#3 modern country farmhouse feature: Dormers

Dormers are often a feature of modern country farmhouses. They serve to break up the roofline, bring additional natural light into the upper floor, and add country appeal.

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses 

 #4 modern country farmhouse feature: Metal roof

Full metal roofs can be a pricey custom feature, so a popular option is metal accents for a portion of a roof (especially over the front porch) on modern country farmhouse homes. This Raleigh custom home is an example of a modern white farmhouse exterior with black metal roof accents: 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses 

#5 modern country farmhouse feature: Screen porch

A big screen porch is another way of adding outdoor living to a home that’s especially popular with modern country farmhouse plans. They add more ability to enjoy the countryside – in a relatively contained environment.

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses 

#6 modern country farmhouse feature: Open kitchen and great room

The simplistic nature of a modern country farmhouse encourages get-togethers. There is a lot of emphasis on big spaces for gatherings, with focus on the kitchen and great room. The beams across two ceilings in this photo also illustrates the appeal of wood in this style of home.

 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses 

#7 modern country farmhouse feature: Big island

Big islands are a constant in modern country farmhouses - serving as a gathering place as well as a focal point, with large surfaces designed for multiple activities. In the photo below of a modern country farmhouse kitchen, the built-in bench is part of the island cabinetry. 

 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses  

#8 modern country farmhouse feature: White cabinets

The clean and basic nature of a white modern country farmhouse design is often continued inside, with white cabinets the number one choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses 

#9 modern country farmhouse feature: Industrial or artistic style lighting

Exaggerated lighting is a common request for modern country farmhouses, like this photo of pendant lights over the kitchen island. Note the apron front sink, too - read on for more photos of this highly sought after feature in custom homes.

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

#10 modern country farmhouse feature: Big pantry

With all the family and friends that love to hang out in your new home, you’ll need a big pantry with custom storage – one of the most popular features in most modern country farmhouses. This pantry photo illustrates how shelving can be designed to fit the kinds of products you want to place there, when you build a custom home.

 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses 

#11 modern country farmhouse feature: Apron sink

Although this is a custom feature that does not come standard in every modern country farmhouse, it is one of the most eye-catching focal points. Some people even call it a “farmhouse sink” because it suits this kind of home so well. (See two more white apron front sinks in farmhouse features #9 and #13.)

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses 

#12 modern country farmhouse feature: Free standing tub or squared-off rectangular tub

The simplistic nature of a modern country farmhouse continues in the master bath, where bathtubs can be whimsical or contemporary with equal ease.

 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses 

#13 modern country farmhouse feature: Lots of windows

Since many modern country farmhouses are built in the countryside, it isn’t just a quest for more sunlight that makes lots of windows a popular request. It’s also a feeling of being one with nature – without neighbors a fraction away to block the view.

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

#14 modern country farmhouse feature: Drop zones

Countryside living can mean more mud and more clutter to drop off at the door. Drop zones are one of the most sought after features in every new home – but in modern country farmhouses, they can seem essential.

 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

#15 modern country farmhouse feature: Ample storage throughout the home

As you can see in these photos, built in storage is tucked into a variety of rooms in many modern country farmhouses. Each cubby, shelf and cupboard is designed for the use of its placement, in today’s custom homes.

 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses 

#16 modern country farmhouse feature: Raised ceilings

Big spaces that define modern country farmhouses don’t stop with window walls and gathering spaces. Raised ceilings in great rooms, master suites, kitchens and other rooms are also designed to create a feeling of spaciousness.

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

#17 modern country farmhouse feature: Country style trim

Whereas most custom homes come with two piece crown molding, modern country farmhouse trim packages can be more subtle with simple, straight lines. 

 Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

Ship lap is another popular trim trend for Raleigh white farmhouse designs. And here are more of the wood beams that can add a rustic or contemporary touch to custom homes.

 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

#18 modern country farmhouse feature: Hardwood floors and stairways

Hardwood floors are the most popular choice of flooring in modern country farmhouses, especially in all of the main floor gathering areas. It’s easy to clean and has natural wood appeal intricate to country living.

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

#19 modern country farmhouse feature: White wainscoting 

While not all walls in modern country farmhouses are white (grey is actually the most requested color right now) it’s common to have a specific wall with wainscoting, board and batten, or ship lap that adds personality and draws the eye to a specific area.

 

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Farmhouse Pictures | Building a Farmhouse in Raleigh

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Farmhouse Photos Part 3: Master Bed, Bath, Closet and Laundry Room Ideas

Which of these two farmhouses fits your personality best? These Raleigh homes are built from the same Max Fulbright floor plan, called the Low Country Farmhouse. Compare the selections side-by-side (paint colors, light fixtures, granite counter tops, cabinets, kitchen layouts, and everything else inside and out!) to find which farmhouse design you would build!


Farmhouse Bathroom Design - Vanity #1:

The farmhouse master bathroom has a linear footprint with a shared his and her vanity along one wall and tub/shower along the opposite wall.

  • 18x18 ROCK CREEK GLACIER tile floor
  • ASH MARBLE counter top
  • MAPLE cabinets with CRANBERRY stain and BLACK glaze, full overlay, laminate interiors and dovetail soft close drawers

Farmhouse Bathroom Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Bathroom Design - Vanity #2:

  • 18x18 EKKO RUGGED BROWN tile floor
  • CAROLINA CREAM counter top
  • MAPLE cabinets with ANTIQUE WHITE paint, full overlay, laminate interiors and dovetail soft close drawers

Farmhouse Bathroom Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

 

Farmhouse Bathroom Design - Tile Tub and Shower #1:

The first farmhouse bath connects the tub surround and shower, leaving space for a shared bench inside the shower. Note the tub faucet on the side of the tub.

  • 13x13 ROCK CREEK GLACIER tile tub and shower
  • 3x3 SEA OTTER tile shower floor
  • Linear mosaic tile accent in shower

Farmhouse Bathroom Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Bathroom Design - Tile Tub and Shower #2:

The tub in the second farmhouse bath is a touch larger. There is no bench in the shower, leaving space for the tub faucet on the shower side.

  • 10x13 EKKO RUGGED BROWN tile tub and shower
  • Linear mosaic tile accent in shower at eye level

Farmhouse Bathroom Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Master Bedroom Design #1:

What type of windows do you want in your master bedroom? How about a trey ceiiling?

These windows are tall, extending almost to floor level. The trey ceiling is a simple design, with white crown molding.

Farmhouse Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Master Bedroom Design #2:

Compare these master bedroom trey ceilings - this one has a ribbon accent (Sherwin Williams 6106 KILIM BEIGE paint). Three windows are raised in this bedroom, for a square craftsman look that leaves space for the bedroom furniture below.

Farmhouse Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Walk in Closet Design #1:

How big is a walk in closet? What types of storage are most important in a master closet?

The first farmhouse includes built in shelving in a wall that divides the his and her closet space. The farmhouse plan includes TWO windows in the master closet.

Farmhouse Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Walk in Closet Design #2:

Instead of extra shelves, the second farmhouse includes a second hanging rod for short clothing and a towel rack - for storing your shower towl in the dressing area of this huge walk in closet layout.

Farmhouse Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Laundry Room Design #1:

Do you want a large laundry room with folding counter top?

Farmhouse Laundry Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Laundry Room Design #2:

Or a mudroom style laundry with built in sink, expanded counter top, and extra storage cabinets?

Farmhouse Laundry Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

 

 


COMPARE MORE PHOTOS IN THESE RALEIGH FARMHOUSE PLANS:

Miss the first two parts to this Raleigh farmhouse story?

Click here for Part One of this post (farmhouse exterior, kitchen)

Click here for Part Two of this post (farmhouse great room, dining room, entry)

 


 

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Farmhouse Design | Raleigh Farmhouse Homes Part 2

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Farmhouse Photos Part 2: Great Room and Dining Room Ideas

Which of these two farmhouses fits your personality best? These Raleigh homes are built from the same Alan Mascord floor plan, called the Low Country Farmhouse. Compare the selections side-by-side (paint colors, light fixtures, granite counter tops, cabinets, kitchen layouts, and everything else inside and out!) to find which farmhouse design you would build!

Farmhouse Great Room Design #1: Built in Cabinets

What's your favorite kind of storage, open shelves, bookcases, cabinets, or all three?

The first farmhouse continues the accent paint into the open shelving, for an upscale design/build look. The fireplace has a black slate surround with custom site-built wood mantel, painted white.

  • SW 7512 PAVILION BEIGE - main wall paint color
  • SW 7514 FOOTHILLS - accent wall paint color
  • STANDARD WHITE trim

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Great Room Design #2: Built in Shelving with Two-Step Layout

The second farmhouse also has a black slate surround with custom site-built wood mantel, painted white. The open bookcases in this great room are more subtle, with a two-step layout.

  • SW 6106 KILIM BEIGE - main wall paint color
  • SW 6108 LATTE - accent wall paint color
  • STANDARD WHITE trim

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

 

Farmhouse Great Room Design #1: Window Wall

Two French doors lead to the backyard concrete patio with roof. The great room, kitchen, and breakfast are open (with a column added to the breakfast room to mirror the kitchen island design).

  • RED OAK hardwood floor stain
  • Site finished hardwood floors made of 2 1/4 inch Solid Oak

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Great Room Design #2: Window Wall

These double French doors lead to a backyard screen porch. The open kitchen / great room / breakfast room keep an airy flow.

  • GOLDEN OAK hardwood floor stain
  • Site finished hardwood floors made of 2 1/4 inch Solid Oak

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Dining Room Design #1: Archways

  • "STANTON" Mid Sized Chandelier in BURNISHED BRONZE
  • SW 7512 PAVILION BEIGE - main wall paint color
  • SW 7514 FOOTHILLS - low band paint color

Farmhouse Dining Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Dining Room Design #2: Chair Rail Trim on Columns

  • "BARCLAY" Mid Sized Chandelier in CHESTERFIELD BROWN
  • SW 6106 KILIM BEIGE

Farmhouse Dining Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

 


COMPARE MORE PHOTOS IN THESE RALEIGH FARMHOUSE PLANS:

Click here for Part Three of this post - and see photos of the Master Bedroom, Bathroom, and Laundry Room. Be able to answer these questions:

What color counter top is best in the bathroom? How many windows should be in your master bedroom? What is a trey ceiling? How large should my walk in closet be? Sink or no sink in the laundry room?

Top 10 Floor Plans | Raleigh New Homes

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Farmhouse Photos | Raleigh Farmhouse Floor Plans Part 1

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Photos of Farmhouse Designs in Raleigh, NC:

Which of these two farmhouses fits your personality best? These Raleigh homes are built from the same Max Fulbright floor plan, called the Low Country Farmhouse.

Compare the selections side-by-side (paint colors, light fixtures, granite counter tops, cabinets, kitchen layouts, and everything else inside and out!) to find which farmhouse design you would build!

These farmhouse homes are great examples of how a design/build homebuilder works to integrate every element you're looking for in a new home for your family.



Battle of the "Same" Farmhouse Plan:

Starting with the exterior, see which farmhouse you love most - and then tell us why!

We'll tell you exactly what paint colors, granite countertops, light fixtures, and cabinet styles are used in each - so you can see how Stanton Homes builds "real homes for real people" with their budget and wish list in harmony.

Farmhouse Exterior Style #1: Gray/Black Exterior and Wrap-Around Front Porch with White Columns

Farmhouse designs will have large front porches that often wrap around at least two sides of the home. The Low Country Farmhouse front porch wraps on three sides.

Farmhouse Photos | Raleigh Farmhouse Floor Plans

Exterior Features on Farmhouse #1:

  • "HARVARD SLATE" Gray Vinyl Siding, Black panel shutters
  • "PINEHURST" brick foundation
  • Square porch columns, painted white

Farmhouse Exterior Style #2: Tan/Brown Exterior and Wrap-Around Front Porch with White Columns

Farmhouse Photos | Raleigh Farmhouse Floor Plans

Farmhouse Photos | Raleigh Farmhouse Floor Plans

Exterior Features on Farmhouse #2:

  • "SANDTONE" Dutch Lap Siding, "AUTUM HARVEST" Shake Siding, "FEDERAL BROWN" panel shutters
  • "AUTUMN BLEND" and "MOUNTAIN STONE" stone accents and brick foundation
  • Square porch columns, painted white

Farmhouse Kitchen Layout #1

In the first farmhouse, the kitchen preserves the original layout in the floor plan (included below).

  • Columns divide the kitchen and great room
  • A raised eating bar is included in the island

Farmhouse Photos | Raleigh Farmhouse Floor Plans

Farmhouse Kitchen Layout #2

The second farmhouse kitchen eliminates the columns and raised eating bar. The island is also larger.

  • An expanded island goes from the original 5-6' length to a 7-6' length

Farmhouse Photos | Raleigh Farmhouse Floor Plans

Here is the original Low Country Farmhouse floor plan, copyright architect Alan Mascord:

 

Farmhouse Photos | Raleigh Farmhouse Floor Plans

 

Farmhouse Kitchen Design Selections #1: Raised Eating Bar

Take a closer look at the selections inside farmhouse kitchen #1:

  • "TAN BROWN" granite countertops with a DEMI BULLNOSE edge shape
  • 4x4 "DURANGO" tile backsplash in a diagonal pattern
  • MAPLE cabinets with CRANBERRY stain and BLACK glaze, full overlay, laminate interiors and dovetail soft close drawers

Farmhouse Photos | Raleigh Farmhouse Floor Plans

Farmhouse Kitchen Design Selections #2: Island

And here's what's included in farmhouse kitchen #2:

  • "VENETIAN ICE" granite countertops with a LARGE BEVEL edge shape
  • 3x6 "BONE" tile backsplash with 12x12 linear mixed mosaic vertical pattern above the gas cooktop
  • HICKORY cabinets with CHESTNUT stain, full overlay, laminate interiors and dovetail soft close drawers

Farmhouse Photos | Raleigh Farmhouse Floor Plans



COMPARE MORE PHOTOS IN THESE RALEIGH FARMHOUSE PLANS:

Click here for Part Two of this post - and see photos of the Great Room, Dining Room, and Two Story Foyer. Be able to answer these questions:

What type of built ins are best for my family, in central areas like the living room? What details are important in my formal dining room? Do I like two story foyers?

Best First Floor Bedroom Floor Plans

Building your new Raleigh home with Stanton Homes:

Can't find what you're looking for? Send us the name of a floor plan that is close to what you want, and we can help you to modify a layout to fit your lifestyle:

  • Create special features, like mother in law suites or accessibility.
  • Redesign the exterior. Or the kitchen. Or the master suite. Or just about anything.
  • Add customization to every area of the home

 


 

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