The Evolution of Today’s Traditional Farmhouse
In the United States, the real estate market can be divided into three broad categories and demographics: urban, suburban, and rural. The urban housing market continues to offer the ubiquitous high-rise condominiums, rowhouses, and other space-conserving options such as duplexes. The suburban housing market allows for more breathing space where a traditional house design is embraced, and neighborhoods consist of moderate to somewhat lavish upper-middle-class single-family homes.
The suburbia of single-family homes that are generally on the outskirts of large cities is enticing because these traditional homes almost always feature actual yards that provide opportunities for landscaping and personalized curb appeal. Unfortunately, over time, these suburban homes continue to be built on remarkably small lots and close together.
To enjoy having more space so you can build a small garden, have room for the children to play, or in order to own a large breed of dog, the real estate buyer must look into rural options. Keep in mind that rural areas lack assistive Home Owners Associations (HOA’s) and the convenience of metropolitan living that is close to city workplaces, shopping spots, and other amenities.
Over a decade ago, consumers began to be drawn into an interesting and clever concept: farmhouse style homes. This type of home design marries rural charm and urban amenities.
Farmhouse House Plans and Design
A general definition of this design is a beautiful home that has a farmhouse aesthetic. They often provide an inviting front porch and feature a gabled roof along with white or light wood or vinyl siding with darker trim. However, farm style house plans don’t end when you walk inside; the country theme and charm permeate the interior design and décor.
There does appear to be a color theme/palette that is conducive not only to the farm style house exterior architecture itself but also to the interior design and décor. White and light colors that are highlighted and outlined by contrasting dark colors often prevail in farmhouse design schemes.
For example, kitchens are favored in light colors such as ivory trimmed with contrasting chocolate browns or slate blues. Outside architecture favors pale natural and neutral siding, such as a calm beige, with dark intense colors for the shutters and trim work. These features tend to draw the eye for impressive curb appeal.
Common materials used in the traditional house style emphasize painted or natural furnishings rather than the varnished pieces that prevailed throughout much of the 20th century. Pastels, neutrals, and light colors are used throughout. To boost the farmhouse feel, many homeowners add plaques and signage in the interior, especially in the kitchen and dining areas, touting the wholesomeness of family. Painted woods and other natural
paneling often prevails over the bricks and vinyl siding commonly found on the outside of other homes.
As for farmhouse floor plans, most houses are two stories. The kitchen is usually the biggest focal point in farmhouses and includes lots of counter and cabinet space. Master bedrooms in farmhouses can be found on the first floor most of the time.
Styles That Fall Within the Farmhouse Décor Realm
The farmhouse décor “trend” has burgeoned into something much more than just a trend or a fad; in fact, it has proven to have impressive longevity. A visit to social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest will show you an infinite list of DIY décor and building inspiration ideas that are shared throughout the entire world.
Farmhouse style homes have a floor plan and a structure that are perfect for those interested in home design. They also fit with various design styles, including vintage, boho, and shabby chic, making them great for DIY interior designers who want to experiment with the latest trends.
What to Expect From a Raleigh Farm House for Sale
Farmhouse chic is prevalent in Raleigh, NC, and although you may not wish to leave your cozy farmhouse abode in your free time, Raleigh offers a range of educational and entertaining sites. In and around Raleigh, you and your family can set out to enjoy the following attractions:
- Pullen Park, which was established in 1887 as the area’s first public park
- The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, which is among the four largest science museums in the southeastern United States
- JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State, which features plants from over 50 countries
- William B. Umstead State Park, a 5,600-acre respite from the concrete of the city
- Raleigh Beer Garden, a perfect spot for beer enthusiasts
- The Morgan Street Food Hall & Transfer Co. Food Hall, a foodie’s paradise
Live a Luxurious Country Lifestyle Affordably in Raleigh’s Mornington Estates
If a relaxing farmhouse appeals to you and you are looking to purchase a home in or around Raleigh, your personal utopia is close at hand. It is no secret that Raleigh has become one of the most attractive places to live and work in the United States, and the housing market has been struggling to keep up with the demand. In order to help alleviate this issue, Mornington Estates has started planning and building several stages of hybrid suburban/rural estates in Southern Wake County. There are plenty of available lots to choose from, and you can choose from a variety of home designs and floor plans.
The Mornington Estates communities currently have options of housing plans that include traditional home designs, farm style house designs, and farm style houses of various layouts. These brand-new communities give the feel of living in the country while maintaining the convenience of suburbia; moreover, the affordability of such a utopia is within reach to most people living in Raleigh or planning on relocating to the area.
If you want to find the perfect Raleigh farm house for sale, where you will never feel “stacked” on top of other residents or sitting immediately next to your neighbor, these new communities are for you. These brand-new built-to-spec homes offer open floor plans that will embrace a large family or lend a cozy homeplace to a single inhabitant who chooses to host family and friends from time to time.
The homes offer the coveted spacious yards extending from screened porches and decks, as well as picturesque windows that provide breathtaking views of Raleigh’s beautiful scenery as it changes throughout the seasons.
Your Farmhouse Style Dream Can Become Your Reality
It is realistic and affordable to live out the dream of owning your own farmhouse home when you are looking for the best in Raleigh. Contact us today at Mornington Estates to schedule a viewing or to discuss how we can make your home shopping a memorable and pleasant event. We want to make sure you get the perfect home that meets all of your needs.