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Our 12 Favorite Farmhouses Across America

A well-built farmhouse will never go out of style. The rustic interior offers old-fashioned beauty, while the views of rolling hills and lush forests provide tranquility. What’s more, many of these renovated farmhouses offer modern details, from open living spaces to luxurious master bathrooms. Check out these 12 awe-inspiring farmhouses that will have city dwellers and rural folk alike daydreaming about the country life.

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Lush Estate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Photography: Tom Crane Photography; Design: Archer & Buchanan Architecture

Built almost 300 years ago and updated in the 1930s by renowned architect Walter Durham, this stone farmhouse in Chester County, Pennsylvania, has been carefully stabilized and restored by Archer & Buchanan Architecture to its former glory. Constructed of local stone, the working farmhouse and its outbuildings sit near a spring-fed pond on 26 acres of lush landscape.

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Barn-Inspired Luxury in Montgomery, Vermont

Located on a several-hundred-acre plot near the Cold Hollow mountains in Montgomery, Vermont, this red farmhouse sits in striking contrast to the tree-filled skyline. Beneath the home’s gray roof and crisp white trim lies a sheltered porch and light-filled sunroom. Inside the traditional exterior, you’ll find distinctive wood paneling and modern amenities like a whirlpool tub and sauna, as well as an open-plan kitchen and living area.

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Updated Stone House in Ottsville, Pennsylvania

Zillow Digs home in Ottsville, PA

Situated near Ottsville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, this fully restored stone farmhouse is an awe-inspiring mix of old and new. The beautiful stonework exterior and carriage house-style garage

sit on a rolling manicured lawn that leads to a private pool. Inside, rustic details—such as exposed stone and wooden beams—bring drama to the open living areas.

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Horse Farm Hideaway in Hillsdale, New York

Nestled in the lush green hills of the Berkshires near Hillsdale, New York, this classic three-story home boasts a generous front porch and three picturesque dormers. The newly renovated colonial, which was once a renowned horse breeding facility, still serves as a working farm. Visitors will see barns on the premises and spot horses roaming the more than 200 acres of pastures.

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Contemporary Country Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Neely Architecture

A stunning blend of farmhouse and modern styles, this renovation by Neely Architecture is the very definition of contemporary country. The original stone farmhouse connects to straight-edged outbuildings along a verdant hillside. In the interior, ultra-sleek bathrooms and clean-lined kitchen cabinetry are a gorgeous contrast to the stone walls. Wood and stone play against each other throughout the home, creating a stylish mix of rustic and modern.

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Family-Friendly Retreat in Moneta, Virginia

This attractive house near Spring Lake in Moneta, Virginia, is situated between two private lakes and affords ample space to run and play. Fish, canoe, or swim in the nearby pond, or drive minutes to wineries, orchards, and an archery facility. Behind the home’s modern exterior, visitors will find three bedrooms and generous common areas, including a kitchen that opens onto a wood-detailed living room and a sunroom for napping with a view.

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Design-Forward Farmhouse in Northwest Connecticut

Photography: Theo Coulombe; Architect: Rafe Churchill, Hendricks Churchill, LLC; Builder: Seth Churchill, Churchill Building Company, LLC

This renovation of an 1820s farmhouse in northwest Connecticut by architect Rafe Churchill of Hendricks Churchill and Seth Churchill of Churchill Building Company is tastefully quirky. The elegant exterior boasts oversize windows and a gracious side porch that looks out on a wide green lawn. Country meets modern in the interior furnishings, wallpaper, and unusual paint colors—including black molding in the dining room, handsome deep-blue walls in the library, and a chipper kelly green on the front door.

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Classic Colonial in Westport, Connecticut

Design: Thiel Architecture + Design; Constuction: RC Kaeser & Co Construction

This grand colonial-style farmhouse in Westport, Connecticut, was designed by Thiel Architecture + Design and built by RC Kaeser & Co. The exterior may seem simple, but it shelters a surprisingly large space filled with all manner of modern amenities. The inspiring interior includes a bright-white kitchen with a huge island and subway tile, a luxurious spa-style bathroom, and open living and dining spaces that flow gracefully into each other. 

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Cool and Quirky Residence in Denver, Colorado

This exuberantly painted farmhouse in Denver, Colorado, has a wraparound porch that looks out on forested hills. Inside, thoughtful paint and art treatments bring the small space to life. Every room is furnished with antiques that bear a history and character of their own.

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Cleaned-Up Country Abode in Richmond, Virginia

Smith & Robertson

This new construction by Smith & Robertson, located on a grassy hill in Richmond, Virginia, possesses all the character of a vintage home. The interior incorporates farmhouse details like beadboard, decorative molding, and traditional kitchen cabinets. The welcome addition of modern must-haves, such as a spacious laundry room and secret storage spots, adds functionality to the home’s many charms.

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Spacious Space in Clarksburg, Massachusetts

This rambling 18th-century farmhouse in the Berkshires sits on 40-plus acres of leafy hills. The porches offer 360-degree views of the mountains and fields surrounding the peak-roofed abode. Although the interior has been updated, period furnishings give a nod to the past.

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Red-Roofed Wonder in Smugglers' Notch, Vermont

Located near Stowe and Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont, this cheerful farmhouse features a bright red roof over crisp white siding. Yellow benches on the porch, simple landscaping, and stone details all contribute to the home’s subtle charm. Exposed beams and wide-planked floors indoors create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

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