Last updated on May 29th, 2020

These days, it’s impossible to miss the modern farmhouse design, whether you’re online, watching TV, or exploring your town. Plenty of homeowners are wondering how to get the modern farmhouse look in their homes, and while the inside is undoubtedly important, the outside is just as crucial to ensuring your home achieves this style.

From Arizona to Virginia, there are so many variations on the farmhouse look. Explore 24 of our favorite modern farmhouse exteriors below, each showcasing a different take on this popular home aesthetic. 

 

1. Valen 

Arlington, TX

 

Community: Viridian

State: Texas

The Valen’s Key Design Features:

  • Horizontal siding, stucco, and cut stone combined with dark trim and cedar accents
  • Standing metal seam mixed with an asphalt shingle roof
  • Louver accents that add interest to the gables
  • Welcoming wrapped front porch

 

2. Triana

Single-story modern farmhouse design
Gilbert, AZ

 

Community: Legacy at Seville

State: Arizona

The Triana’s Key Design Features:

  • An appealing combination of board and batten siding, horizontal siding, and stucco
  • Dark trim against a modern white color scheme
  • Standing metal seam roofs mixed with flat tile
  • Low pitch gabled roofs; exposed rafter tails; gable brackets

 

3. Stanley

Luxe modern farmhouse streetscape
McLean, VA

 

Community: Retreat at McLean & Mehr Farm

State: Virginia

The Stanley’s Key Design Features:

  • Dark windows for a dramatic contrast against the soft-colored stone
  • Glass doors across the front of the home to fill the entry with light
  • Modern garage canopy accents for an unexpected finish

 

4. Evans

Serene farmhouse exterior
Lehi, UT

 

Community: Canyon Point at Traverse Mountain – The Summit Collection

State: Utah

The Evans’ Key Design Features:

  • White color scheme and white windows that give the home a clean, monochromatic look
  • A fresh combination of board and batten siding, horizontal siding, and painted brick
  • Gable bracket details; exposed rafter tails at standing seam roofs; dormer stacked above entry
  • Barn style coach lights above garage for additional exterior lighting

 

5. Geneva

Stunning farmhouse design in Virginia
McLean, VA

 

Community: Retreat at McLean & Mehr Farm

State: Virginia

The Geneva’s Key Design Features:

  • Unique metal roof accents
  • Master bedroom suite balcony for an outdoor retreat
  • Expansive glass doors across the front of the home 
  • A mix of soft-colored stone and dramatic dark windows and blue siding for exquisite contrast

 

6. Weston

Wide modern farmhouse layout
Queen Creek, AZ

 

Community: Whitewing at Whisper Ranch

State: Arizona

The Weston’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten siding with luxurious dark brick
  • Dark trim and white body color schemes for additional contrast
  • Low pitch gabled roofs with flat tile
  • Gable bracket details
  • Dormers stacked over large front covered entry with striking red front-entry door 

 

7. Tyndall

Modern farmhouse in Arizona
Queen Creek, AZ

 

Community: The Crossings at Meridian

State: Arizona

The Tyndall’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten siding with horizontal siding
  • Window shutters that create contrast
  • Eye-catching cantilevered second story gable over garage
  • Bracket gable details; red front-entry door 
  • Barn lamp-style sconce centered over the garage to provide practical and aesthetic lighting

 

8. Hollister

Modern farmhouse exterior
Holly Springs, NC

 

Community: Addison Pond

State: North Carolina

The Hollister’s Key Design Features:

  • White board and batten siding complemented by white-painted brick for an elegant, tonal, modern color scheme
  • Welcoming metal-roofed porch complemented by grand glass double doors

 

9. Midwood

Red farmhouse exterior design
Surprise, AZ

 

Community: Sterling Grove

State: Arizona

The Midwood’s Key Design Features:

  • An exquisite exterior combination of board and batten siding, stucco, and stone for the perfect modern farmhouse look.
  • Two-tone contrasting body color with eye-catching dark trim
  • Barn door-style shutters to give a rustic feel to the home’s exterior

 

10. Yuma

Luxe farmhouse streetscape
Parker, CO

 

Community: The Hills at Parker

State: Colorado

The Yuma’s Key Design Features:

  • A fresh exterior that combines board and batten, horizontal siding, and stone
  • Dark body and white trim to create prominent contrast
  • Window shutters that add to the rustic aesthetic
  • A mix of hip and gable roofs with asphalt shingles

 

11. Crestone

Beautiful farmhouse design
Parker, CO

 

Community: Toll Brothers at The Timbers

State: Colorado

The Crestone’s Key Design Features:

  • A stunning exterior that mixes board and batten, horizontal siding, and striped stone
  • A low-pitched gable roof
  • Dark trim beautifully contrasted against a white body 
  • Shed roofs over a window and a large dormer stacked above the entry

 

12. Woodberry

Superb modern farmhouse exterior
McLean, VA

 

Community: Retreat at McLean & Mehr Farm

State: Virginia

The Woodberry’s Key Design Features:

  • Metal roof accents for a sleek, modern feel
  • Glass doors across the front porch to fill the first floor with light
  • Beautiful bedroom balcony for an outside retreat

 

13. Sunningdale

Innovative modern farmhouse exterior
Rolling Hills Estates, CA

 

Community: Toll Brothers at Rolling Hills Country Club

State: California

The Sunningdale’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten, stucco, and stone exterior for a luxe urban style
  • Dark trim with a white body to accentuate contrast
  • Flush gable roofs; flat tile mixed with standing seam accents
  • Wide front entry with gorgeous cast stone detail

 

14. Savannah

Charming farmhouse design in Arizona
Queen Creek, AZ

 

Community: The Crossings at Meridian

State: Arizona

The Savannah’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten and stucco exterior with white-on-white monochromatic color scheme
  • Standing metal seam shed roof accents with flat tile
  • Bracket gable detail; window shutters; barn lamp-style sconces centered above the garage
  • Blue front entry door to provide a pop of color

 

15. Yale

Farmhouse design featuring stone and vinyl
Parker, CO

 

Community: The Hills at Parker

State: Colorado

The Yale’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten, horizontal siding, and stone exterior
  • Two-tone body with white trim to create a layered yet unified look
  • Steep gable roofs with asphalt shingles
  • Column wrapped front porch and stone pedestals to complete the luxurious exterior

 

16. Crestview

Coastal farmhouse design
Jacksonville, FL

 

Community: Toll Brothers at Shearwater

State: Florida

The Crestview’s Key Design Features:

  • A welcoming exterior that combines board and batten, horizontal siding, and stucco
  • White-on-white with contrasting accents to give the home an airy and tropical look 
  • Turquoise front entry and garage doors with lamp-style sconces centered above the garage

 

17. Ahrens

Light blue and airy home streetscape
Aldie, VA

 

Community: Lenah Mill

State: Virginia

The Ahren’s Key Design Features:

  • Metal roof accents for a touch of modern drama
  • On-trend blue siding and dark windows for an updated farmhouse look

 

18. St Helena

Calming home design with porch
Surprise, AZ

 

Community: Sterling Grove

State: Arizona

The St Helena’s Key Design Features:

  • Stunning board and batten and stucco exterior
  • Dark body with white trim that allows for the full width front porch to notably stand out
  • Flat tile with metal roof accents
  • Exposed column hardware for a rich finish

 

19. Hersch

Impressive modern home design
Aldie, VA

 

Community: Lenah Mill

State: Virginia

The Hersch’s Key Design Features:

  • Welcoming stone front porch
  • Dark windows for elegant contrast with white siding and warm stone hues

 

20. Baldwin

Modern home design
Reno, NV

 

Community: Caramella Ranch

State: Nevada

The Baldwin’s Key Design Features:

  • Eye-catching mixed exterior design with board and batten, stucco, and stone
  • Beautiful two-tone body with white trim
  • Contemporary entry elements; metal roof accents
  • Flat roof with a striking stone entry

 

21. Fincastle

Deluxe home design
Aldie, VA

 

Community: Lenah Mill

State: Virginia

The Fincastle’s Key Design Features:

  • Metal roof accents 
  • Warm trim accents paired with soft siding and stone color schemes with contrasting dark windows for an elegant exterior

 

22. Calistoga

Streetscape in Arizona
Surprise, AZ

 

Community: Sterling Grove

State: Arizona

The Calistoga’s Key Design Features:

  • An inviting exterior that mixes board and batten, stucco, and painted brick 
  • Two-tone body with fresh white trim
  • Front-facing gable roofs with a hipped main roof
  • Gable bracket details and shed roof accents
  • Enclosed entry courtyard that creates curb appeal

 

23. Rockledge

Home streetscape
Ellicott City, MD

 

Community: Toll Brothers at Turf Valley

State: Maryland

The Rockledge’s Key Design Features:

  • Bold white board and batten with gable trim brackets
  • White trimmed and light-filled bay window
  • Traditional stone porch entry 

 

24. Austin

Front exterior
Reno, NV

 

Community: Caramella Ranch

State: Nevada

The Austin’s Key Design Features:

  • A stylish exterior featuring a combination of board and batten, stucco, and stone
  • A striking two-tone body with dark trim
  • Asphalt shingle roofs
  • Recessed windows with sophisticated panel detailing

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