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What is the Modern Farmhouse Style?

May 29, 2019

What is the Modern Farmhouse Style?

Elements of the Modern Farmhouse Type of Home

Warm, cozy and oh-so-charming, the classic farmhouse style is everywhere these days thanks to shows like HGTV’s Fixer Upper showcasing this inviting home style in all its homey glory and many people are choosing this style for their custom home builds more than ever. The modern farmhouse seems to be the bridge that links back to the popular minimalist style of home from the 90s and early 2000s, many folks nowadays are looking to the comfort of tradition and bring into their homes elements that make them feel warm and comfortable with a contemporary feel.

 The Traditional Farmhouse

The traditional farmhouse style of home evokes feelings of comfort and warmth with and inviting feel throughout. It is timeless but informal, traditional and comfortable in a way that really makes you want to stay forever. The classic farmhouse uses natural wood accents with paneled wood walls, wide plank floors and exposed beams.

Vintage furniture, antiques and accessories mixed with traditional fabrics that have floral and paisley patterns are often found in the traditional farmhouse style. Though this style is similar to the country style, it is not as kitschy and is much more sophisticated with more of a minimalistic feel on accessories.

 The Modern Farmhouse Style

The modern farmhouse style is a refreshed take on the classic farmhouse and takes in those same elements and brings them into the interior for the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary. Structurally, the modern farmhouse will evoke the look of a classic farmhouse with gabled roofs and a gabled front facade with a large porch on the front or the back of the home.

Inside, the modern farmhouse offers an inviting open floor plan and takes the relaxed and comforting farmhouse style with modern touches like neutral color schemes, smooth lines and glossy accents. It will contain rustic accents in its contemporary design elements using exposed beams in the ceiling, shiplap wall accents, salvaged wood, barn doors and vintage lighting.

 Elements of the Modern Farmhouse Style 

  • Shiplap Wall Accents
  • Reclaimed Wood
  • Barn Board Detailing
  • Exposed Beams
  • Wrought Iron Accents
  • Rustic Barn Doors
  • Architectural Salvage
  • Wide Plank Floors
  • Vintage Accessories

Examples of Modern Farmhouse Elements in a Custom Home

Barn Board Accent Wall

Barn Door Accent

Rustic Inspired Fireplace

Farmhouse Details & Accents from Kitchen to Family Room

Exposed Wood Beams & Wide Floorboards

Shiplap Wainscoting in Dining Alcove

Interested in a Modern Farmhouse of Your Own?

Check out the modern farmhouses that are available now in the vibrant city of Naperville, Illinois. Click on the link to view our available homes.

Want a Custom Built Modern Farmhouse Instead?

Contact our New Home Specialist for a free consultation and find out how 5th Avenue Construction can build the modern farmhouse of your dreams. Call us at (331) 255-7500 or email us at info@buildwith5th.com.