The modern farmhouse is now the aesthetic of choice for new-home builders across the country. The much-maligned McMansion has been replaced, and Tuscan-inspired turkeys have overstayed their moment in the sun.
Defined by neutral color schemes, clean lines, natural wood finishes, comfortable, functional spaces, an occasional industrial accent, and the generous use of shiplap, modern farmhouses offer a stylish combination of contemporary style and cozy family living.
For home shoppers in love with farmhouse style, these homes are now available in all corners of the country. Builders have embraced the desire for these types of homes, popularized by Chip and Joanna Gaines and their (former) show, HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.”
In fact, it was relatively easy to find 10 homes on the market turned out in all their modern farmhouse finest. Each offers a twist on the trend, but they all are exactly in line with what today’s buyers are looking for. Slide open the barn door and have a look…
Modern farmhouse meets the Valley: Tucked on a tree-lined street, this new, light-filled modern farmhouse is an example of elevating the style to target deep-pocketed buyers. The five-bedroom home includes high-end extras like a floor-to-ceiling wall of wine in the dining room, a custom fireplace, modern upgraded lighting, and smart home technology. The backyard includes a pool, spa, poolhouse, built-in barbecue, and added greenery for privacy.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Windy City modern farmhouse: Located close to Chicago, this five-bedroom home was completed this year. It features a wide-open floor plan filled with natural light. Droolworthy home features include lockers in the mudroom, a family room with a fireplace that opens to the kitchen, and a breakfast room. Exterior finishes like white siding and black metal roofing are telltale modern farmhouse touches. A large yard with a deck out back is made possible by the roomy half-acre property.
Buckeye modern farmhouse: This Shaker-style modern farmhouse with a sweet yellow front door was recently finished. There are about 4,000 square feet of living space sitting on an acre and a half of rolling green grass. Interiors are warmed by hardwood floors, hand-hewn beams, and custom cabinets. The interior spaces are flooded with natural light, courtesy of walls of windows. A sunroom opens to a large outdoor paver patio, and the two-car garage includes plenty of extra storage.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Modern farmhouse meets Southern charm: Completed last year, this four-bedroom modern farmhouse sits on just under an acre-and-a-half lined with trees. Guests are greeted by a glorious front porch and then enter into a lovely home lined with neutral colors, hardwood floors, and a beautiful brick fireplace.
Modern farmhouse with a twist: Set in an exclusive, 53-home community carved out of citrus groves, this home brings modern farmhouse chic to the desert. The four-bedroom home was completed last year and sits on a lot with north-south exposure, to avoid too much desert sun.
Modern farmhouse in the Lone Star State: Impeccably clean lines, walls of windows flooding interiors with light, and a muted color palette give this farmhouse the feeling of being so light that it’s almost cloudlike. Behind gates in the Rivercrest Bluffs neighborhood, this four-bedroom has high ceilings, barn doors, views of the Trinity River, access to trails, and—yes—a putting green in the backyard. What’s more country than that?
Forth Worth, TX
Modern farmhouse near the sea: Completed nine months ago, this custom-built, four-bedroom home has luxe features throughout. You’ll find 7-inch wood-plank floors, quartz countertops, custom crown molding, and custom cabinets in the den. Out back, the nearly half-acre lot includes a paver patio and fire pit for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.