American Farmhouse style
First emerging in the Midwest in the mid-1800s, the American Farmhouse style ranges from small, simple structures to more elaborate homes bordering on Victorian. Our American Farmhouse is a modern interpretation of this classic home style.
Essential design elements
The American Farmhouse style is typically one-and-a-half to two stories and features asymmetrical massing with a gable at the front of the house. These homes feature simple detailing, open floor plans with central chimneys and often include wraparound porches.
The front door is located on the porch and is traditionally a single, paneled door. Side doors and back doors are similar to front doors but do not have sidelights. While patio doors were not used in original American Farmhouse style homes, these doors can be appropriately styled for today’s houses.
The traditional American Farmhouse style window is a double-hung window that is taller than it is wide. Accent windows may also be used, particularly in gable locations.
More on this home style
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.