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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.)

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#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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Vote for Your Favorite "Farmhouse" Colors| Raleigh Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 05:08 AM

What is the best color for a Farmhouse Exterior?

Which exterior colors are the most popular for a farmhouse style home? Which are more requested in Raleigh new homes? See photos of brown, tan, white, yellow, red, and gray farmhouse exteriors below.


Brick Farmhouse Exterior with Wrap Around Front Porch - Tans and Browns

Brick Farmhouse Exterior | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

Two story farmhouse floor plans are built for family and friends to gather - with a spacious kitchen, open great room with cozy fireplace, and dining area large enough for a long farmhouse table. This Raleigh new home, a version of the Daniel, has an old-fashioned sense of home with a lot of modern updates.

See interior farmhouse photos of these farmhouse floor plan elements, in the Daniel.

White Farmhouse Exterior with Traditional DormersWhite Farmhouse Exterior | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

From the white apron sink in the island kitchen to the light blue master bath with cantilever tub, this first floor master suite home speaks to a classic farmhouse style.

See interior photos and get the floor plan for this white country farmhouse, the Carwile, here.

 

Yellow Farmhouse Exterior and Red Front DoorYellowFarmhouse.jpg

This yellow farmhouse exterior stands out, with double window dormers, a rocking chair front porch, black shutters, and sunburst window above the red front door.  

Red Farmhouse Exterior on a French Country Home with Stone Accents

Red Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

 

What's the difference between "American" and French Country farmhouse designs? The nonsymmetrical curved roofline, strong red siding color, steep pitch roof, small pane windows, and stone accents are French Country exterior design elements.

See a photo gallery of this red French country farmhouse, the Country Manor, here.

 

Sand and Brown Farmhouse Exterior with Three-Sided Wrap Around Front Porch

Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

The vaulted great room opens to the island kitchen, breakfast nook, and formal dining. A first floor master suite has an elegant trey ceiling, his and hers walk in closet. The island kitchen also offers a "Costco size" walk in pantry, with mud room style laundry around the corner.

See interior photos of this traditional farmhouse, the Low Country Farmhouse, here.

 

Yellow Farmhouse Exterior with Red Metal RoofYellow Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

It's hard to find a more traditional look than a yellow farmhouse with red metal roof. 

Reminicent of a barn, this Raleigh farmhouse style home is fully wheelchair accessible - from the concrete path that leads from the front patio to the backyard to the kitchen, bathrooms, hallways, and living areas.

See a photo gallery of this yellow farmhouse, the Blackhawk - click here

 

Gray Farmhouse Exterior with Three-Sided Wrap Around Front PorchGray Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

This Farmhouse plan has a traditional feel inside and out with a main floor master suite, large kitchen island open to the great room, separate dining and breakfast rooms, and three secondary bedrooms upstairs with a small loft overlook to the vaulted great room. The front porch wraps around three sides of the home, with a separate covered patio in the backyard. 

See interior photos of this traditional farmhouse, another version of the Low Country Farmhouse, here.


What color would you pick for your farmhouse?  Vote here!

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Compare these two farmhouses, side-by-side, and see what a difference your paint, cabinet, and fixture selections can make in the SAME farmhouse house plan (a Max Fulbright design): 



Do you want to live in a Raleigh Farmhouse style home?

Send us the name of a floor plan that is close to what you want, and we can help you to modify the floor plan layout to give you a farmhouse that fits your wish list:

  • 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

Get our top 10 first floor master house plans, here.

Top 10 Floor Plans | Raleigh New Homes


 

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Yellow, Red, Grey, and White Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Raleigh Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

What is the best color for a Farmhouse Exterior?

Which exterior paint color are the most traditional for a farmhouse? Which are more popular in Raleigh new homes? See photos of white, yellow, red, gray, and beige farmhouse exteriors below.


Brick Farmhouse Exterior with Wrap Around Front Porch

Brick Farmhouse Exterior | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

Two story farmhouse floor plans are built for family and friends to gather - with a spacious kitchen, open great room with cozy fireplace, and dining area large enough for a long farmhouse table. This Raleigh new home, a version of the Daniel, has an old-fashioned sense of home with a lot of modern updates.

See interior farmhouse photos of these farmhouse floor plan elements

 

  • Two island kitchen (one center island, one wall island with an eating bar in the great room)
  • Two-sided stone fireplace shared between the great room and backyard screen porch
  • Home theater and pocket office work play and work side-by-side
  • Walk-through shower with two entries
  • Mudroom style laundry with built in sink
  • Second story deck
  • Detached garage connected with a walkway - and living space above the garage

White Farmhouse Exterior with DormersWhite Farmhouse Exterior | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

From the white apron sink in the island kitchen to the light blue master bath with cantilever tub, this first floor master suite home speaks to a classic farmhouse style.

See interior photos and get the floor plan for this white country farmhouse, here.

 

Interior farmhouse photos include: 

  • Kitchen open to the great room with wainscoting columns and built ins designed to fit a piano
  • Home office in place of original formal dining room plan
  • 1st floor master bedroom
  • Buddy bath upstairs for the kids to share
  • Huge mudroom with cabinets, sink, counter tops, and kids art area

Yellow Farmhouse Exterior with Red Front DoorYellowFarmhouse.jpg

This yellow farmhouse exterior stands out, with double window dormers, a rocking chair front porch, black shutters, and sunburst window above the red front door.

 

Farmhouse floor plan ideas:

  • Yellow painted walls with windows in each room (in addition to sun room off the kitchen)
  • Interior glass French doors
  • Side entry garage (to make room for the front porch)
  • White kitchen appliances to match the white cabinets
  • Built in entertainment center / bookcase in living room

Yellow Farmhouse Exterior with Red Metal RoofYellow Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

It's hard to find a more traditional look than a yellow farmhouse with red metal roof. 

Reminicent of a barn, this Raleigh farmhouse style home is fully wheelchair accessible - from the concrete path that leads from the front patio to the backyard to the kitchen, bathrooms, hallways, and living areas.

See a photo gallery of this yellow farmhouse (and get a floor plan layout) - click here

 

Interior photos include an island kitchen, rustic "pantry" glass door, dining room nook, barrel vault hallway, and wheelchair accessible bathrooms with roll-under cabinets and zero threashold showers. 

Red Farmhouse Exterior on a French Country Home with Stone Front Accents

Red Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

 

What's the difference between "American" and French Country farmhouse designs? The nonsymmetrical curved roofline, strong red siding color, steep pitch roof, small pane windows, and stone accents are French Country exterior design elements.

See a photo gallery of this red French country farmhouse, here.

 

Interior Farmhouse Photos include: 

  • Basement level with game room and bath
  • Master suite with private exercise room
  • Separate kitchen / breakfast nook
  • Pocket office, butler's pantry
  • Two sided living room fireplace

Sand and Brown Farmhouse Exterior with Three-Sided Wrap Around Front Porch

Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

The vaulted great room opens to the island kitchen, breakfast nook, and formal dining. A first floor master suite has an elegant trey ceiling, his and hers walk in closet. The island kitchen also offers a "Costco size" walk in pantry, with mud room style laundry around the corner.

See interior photos of this traditional farmhouse, here.

 

Gray Farmhouse Exterior with Three-Sided Wrap Around Front PorchGray Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

This Farmhouse plan has a traditional feel inside and out with a main floor master suite, large kitchen island open to the great room, separate dining and breakfast rooms, and three kid's bedrooms upstairs with a small loft overlook to the two story great room. The front porch wraps around three sides of the home, with a separate covered patio in the backyard. The "Costco" style pantry is large enough for long-term storage of canned goods grown on the acreage farmland where this home sits outside of Raleigh, NC.

See interior photos of this traditional farmhouse, here.

 

Compare these two farmhouses, side-by-side, and see what a difference your paint, cabinet, and fixture selections can make in the SAME farmhouse house plan (a Max Fulbright design): 

What color would you pick for your farmhouse?  Vote here!

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Farmhouse House Plans:

These farmhouse house plans are great examples for how to build a home designed around country living in North Carolina. You'll find farmhouse plans with:

  • Outdoor living space: front porches, side porches, patios, screen porches
  • Dormers in upstairs bedrooms, game rooms, and/or bonus rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible kitchens, bathrooms, and living areas
  • Red metal roofing, stone and brick siding
  • Side entry garages (that help emphasize the large fronts of farmhouse designs)
  • Color combinations that Joanna Gains would be proud of


Do you want to live in a Raleigh Farmhouse style home?

Send us the name of a floor plan that is close to what you want, and we can help you to modify the floor plan layout to give you a farmhouse that fits your wish list:

  • 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

Get our top 10 first floor master house plans, here.

Top 10 Floor Plans | Raleigh New Homes


 

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