The rise of the Modern Farmhouse style reflects an embrace of simplicity and practicality. Its look is simple and clean, while offering the versatility to be customized with personal preferences and thoughtful changes. Today’s Modern Farmhouse designs have an urban edge that mixes well with other styles while retaining the warm, approachable feel of more traditional designs.
“Farmhouse is an overall design that people can really play with; they don’t feel like they have hard-and-fast rules that they absolutely must apply,” said Marc Sloot, AIA, senior associate at SALA Architects. “Part of the ongoing appeal for the Farmhouse style is that people feel they can express their own originality, whether on the more traditional end or the more contemporary end. It still has the characteristics that feel comfortable, but they’re able to put their own stamp on it.”
With that in mind, we developed five variations of the Farmhouse style, with assistance from Sloot and SALA Associate Marta Snow, AIA, that move from traditional and classic to modern and edgy.