The farm house plans featured here are designed for today's lifestyles, but retain the charm and character of yesteryear. Clapboard siding and covered porches lend authenticity to the designs. Interior spaces feature open floor plans and soaring ceilings to meet the demands of 21st century living.
The design below evokes the spirit of historic farmhouses dotting America's Mid-Atlantic region. Located near Char- lottesville, Virginia, "Claymore" blends traditional symmetry with modern simplicity. Architect David Neu- mann, of Neumann Lewis Buchanan Arch- itects, infused the design with a timeless quality that is des- tined to perpetuate the area's rich archi-
Claymore consists of a central block with extended wings -- all of which are clad with white clapboard siding beneath a red metal roof. Paired windows flank the front entry, sheltered by a welcoming porch.
Claymore's symmetrical exterior design extends to its 2,500 square foot interior. At front and center is a large living/dining room with two fireplaces and a soaring cathedral ceiling. At the back of the room, three sets of French doors lead to a bluestone terrace flanked by screened porches. A guest room and master bedroom suite occupy opposite ends of this striking single level residence.
"Field of Dreams" evokes 19th century Midwest prairie vernacular archi- tecture in a modern farmhouse design by Jean Rehkamp Larson. Elegant in its simplicity, the two story home features a covered front porch -- part of which is screened -- as well as a covered walk that extends halfway along one side. Large double-hung windows and double French doors flood the airy interior with natural light.
The main level encompasses 1,275 square feet and features an open floor plan with kitchen, dining room, living room, library, half bath and mud room. A fireplace anchors the spacious living room, which opens onto a screen porch.
Level 1: 1,275 sq. ft.
Three bedrooms and two full baths occupy the upper level's 995 square feet of living area. The master suite includes a separate bathtub and shower, as well as a large walk-in closet.
Level 2: 995 sq. ft.
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A front facing gable and wraparound open porch with adjoining screen porch define a farm house facade in western Wisconsin. De-
signed by Marc Sloot of Sala Architects, "Holly Ridge Farmhouse" rests atop a ridge overlooking the Rush River Valley near the village of Ellsworth.
Photos at left & below
by Troy Thies
Clad with sustainable fiber-cement siding that replicates board and batten, the picturesque 1 1/2 story hobby farm getaway features a combination of double-hung, casement and awning windows. Shed dormers pierce the roof on either side of the gable to maximize upper level living space.
The spatially efficient farm house plan features 1,973 square feet of living area on two floors. Level 1 boasts a "working farm" kitchen with plenty of room for canning, cooking and baking. An entry hall, family room, den, 3/4 bath and large screen porch round out the main floor.
Upstairs, an open loft area leads to two bedrooms and a commodious bath with dual sinks and separate tub and shower.
Inspired by 19th century outbuildings and coach houses, the "Bennington" is a picturesque two story cross gable design from Yankee Barn Homes. Large mullioned windows in each gable end illuminate the second floor living quarters with abundant natural light. A charming cupola crowns the roof.
The first floor is designed primarily for storage and parking and can accommodate up to three vehicles. A utility room, laundry room and 3/4 bath also occupy this level.
High ceilings, expanses of glass, and an open floor plan belie the Ben-
nington's modest 1,142 square feet of living area. Douglas fir timbers provide spatial delineation as well as structural support.
Photo Above: Bennington Great Room
In addition to the soaring great room with adjoining kitchen and dining areas, a bedroom and full bath occupy Level 2.
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