By Charles Richardson
The farmhouse home design has been an increasingly popular trend over the past few years. Americans, seemingly of every age and interest, have been drawn to the idyllic image and pastoral simplicity that it evokes. As for the term, farmhouse was derived originally as a description of location rather than style. A farmhouse was basically any home built on a vast expanse of land or large agricultural tract. Over time the simple, no-nonsense design elements typical of such a rural dwelling were exemplified by an unpretentiousness and functionality that city dwellers adopted as a matter of practical taste.
What characterizes a farmhouse home design?
Characteristics of a farmhouse home design
- Pitched, gabled roofs with dormers
- Large front and back porches
- Open floor plans
- Spacious kitchens and living areas
- Simple lines and no-frills exterior
- Bedrooms clustered together (often on upper floors)
- Simple wood and brick exteriors
- Interior wooden floors throughout
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