American Farmhouse Home Style

Overview

While this style evolved from New England Colonial houses, it is often associated with the Midwest, where it was popular when that region was being settled. Often, this home style was fairly basic, but when stylistic elements were added, they tended to be borrowed from the Victorian style.


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  • Influenced by Colonial and Victorian styles
  • Tall, narrow double-hung windows
  • Bay windows and window groupings
  • 2-over-2 grille patterns

Colors & Finishes

American Farmhouse style colors reflect the limited choices available to homeowners during the style's evolution, as well as colors that were popular in other architectural styles. The rich, earth-tone colors from the Victorian color palette, plus the whites and pastels of Colonial Revival homes, are often borrowed for American Farmhouse style homes.
American Farmhouse Home Style Window Color Finishes

Color Combinations

Follow the color combination matrix below to mix and match the rich, earth-tone colors in the American Farmhouse style and create your exterior window options. Andersen A-Series exterior trim is available in 11 colors, so you can match or complement your window and door colors to create a variety of looks. With E-Series/Eagle products, match or contrast the trim of the windows and doors with any of 50 exterior colors, custom colors and anodized finishes.
American Farmhouse Home Style Color Combinations

Trim

American Farmhouse style windows typically have 4 1/2" to 5 1/2" flat board trim on the sides and head with a 1 3/4" sill nose. A simple drip cap at the head is appropriate, although a small cornice is occasionally used for added style.


To achieve that authentic American Farmhouse styling, or to create a variance all your own, A-Series products provide a choice of three exterior trim profiles and three head trim options; with 11 colors to choose from. For a historically accurate look, our E-Series/Eagle windows and doors are available with up to 5 1/2" flat trim and comes in 50 exterior colors, custom colors, and anodized finishes.

American Farmhouse Home Style Exterior Trim

Hardware

American Farmhouse style window hardware takes its design cues from the Victorian style. However, since the American Farmhouse style is deeply rooted in practicality, only the less ornate examples of Victorian style window hardware are appropriate.


Like its window hardware counterparts, American Farmhouse style door hardware uses the less ornate examples from the Victorian style. Andersen offers a choice of hardware the complements American Farmhouse style homes. Newbury hardware features clean lines and suggests the practicality for which the style is known. For a more ornate look that these homes often borrowed from the Victorian style, Whitmore offers graceful curves with a decorative rope border.

American Farmhouse Home Style Window Door Hardware

Pattern Book

Pattern books from the Andersen Style Library present quintessential details of the most popular American architectural styles, with an emphasis on window and door design. The result of years of research, they exist to make it easier to create homes with architectural authenticity. Get the American Farmhouse Home Style Pattern Book

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