Farmhouse style homes were originally simple and functional structures where a family lived while they worked together on the farm. You don't have to be a farmer to live in today's farmhouses, but they're still great homes for growing families.
Spacious family rooms, open kitchens, and welcoming wraparound porches are just a few of the features that makes a farmhouse a great family home. A rustic and eclectic decor fits a farmhouse well, and is a perfect backdrop for displaying family heirlooms.
When it comes to layout, farmhouses have a wide variety of options. Check out six of our favorite farmhouse plans below. If you're interested in buying any of these plans, simply click on the title links for more information and pricing.
1. Woods Cottage Farmhouse by Southern Cottages
This spacious plan welcomes you with a wide covered porch into a foyer flanked by a formal living room and a family room. The family room leads to a dining area that is open to the island kitchen. The master bedrooms is on the main floor with access to the covered porch in back. Upstairs you'll find three more bedrooms and a den.
2. Rustic Farmhouse by House Plans and More
This rustic farmhouse offers a unique exterior with both galvanized metal and shaker siding. Enter through the wraparound porch, and inside you'll find a spacious great room with a fireplace. The kitchen is separated by a breakfast bar with extra seating. The dining room has access to a covered grilling porch in the back. The master is on the main floor, with two bedrooms and a sleeping loft upstairs.
3. Cedarwood Farmhouse by House Plans and More
This farmhouse has a full-width covered porch entry for a country style touch. Inside the family room features a high ceiling and prominent corner fireplace. The kitchen with an island counter and garden window makes a convenient connection between the family and dining rooms. The hallway leads to three bedrooms all with large walk-in closets. A covered breezeway joins the main house and the garage.
4. Plantation Farmhouse by Southern Cottages
This charming farmhouse has a walk-up wraparound porch with a designer railing. Inside the open floor plan includes the island kitchen, dining room with access to the back porch, and spacious living room with a fireplace and built-in entertainment center. The master bedrooms and office complete the main floor. A vaulted ceiling at the staircase connects with the upstairs “rooms in the roof” each with its own dormer.
5. Country Cottage Farmhouse by Southern Cottages
This Country Cottage layout, designed for efficiency and livability, also has special features such as a wrap-around porch and a walk-out roof deck. The dining room, living room, and kitchen all share an open layout. Two bedrooms are on the main floor, with an additional two bedrooms upstairs.
6. Modern Farmhouse by The Red Cottage
This modern farm house has a large open, entertaining area on the main floor and all three bedrooms on the second floor - an especially nice feature for a young and growing family. The living room and dining room share an open layout and access to a covered porch. The office features french doors. Upstairs the master bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet. Two upstairs family bedrooms share a bathroom.
7. Compact Farmhouse by The Red Cottage
This small and efficient farmhouse uses every square inch of living space. Enter into the living room that is open to the U-shaped kitchen. The dining space is separated from the kitchen by a peninsula counter top. The hallway leads to a family bedroom and the master bedroom that share a bathroom.