Texas Leads the Trends in Modern Farmhouses

Texas architecture led the way and made its mark on the nation with its cult following of modern farmhouses. Now, it’s taking the lead yet again. By intermixing craft elements and minimalistic elegance, this iconic signature style continues to impress! Whether you’re building in the Lone Star State or elsewhere, see why Texas modern farmhouses are so popular.

Out with Stark Black and White & In with Warm, Cozy Earth Tones 

House Plan 5006 – An elevated farmhouse with deep monotones across the exterior and light wood accents.

Perhaps the landscape of black and white farmhouses became excessive, or maybe homeowners want to avoid creating potentially cold designs. Whatever the reason, there’s a sudden rise in palettes that bring depth and warmth to modern farmhouses. 

We’re seeing facades and interiors with matte blacks, deep grays, and navy blues. Inside, some areas have their own distinct designs, such as monochromatic media rooms. Dark ribbed metal hip roofs and dark garage panel doors are at the top of the list for elevated class.

Windows, Windows, Windows

House Plan 6934 – A bright farmhouse that uses its windows and metal roof to achieve exceptional curb appeal.

Large, black framed windows will continue to be a mainstay of modern farmhouses into 2023 and beyond. If you want to vary your design, explore different window frame colors to find the right fit for your vision.

Windows are being utilized to dress up exteriors. Consider the size, shape, and layout to add drama inside and out. Of course, they also add warmth, bring in views, and aid in efficiency by providing natural light. Clerestory windows on shed dormers and even just high up on the walls are seeing a revival; it’s a huge trend in the South as people build with intention to let the sun liven up their homes.

Arts and Craft Revival

House Plan 7871 – A great example of what the elevated modern farmhouse will be in 2023 with its use of mixed materials. Note the dark palette from the ribbed metal roof to the lap and board-and-batten siding punctuated by light wood trim and millwork.

Whether it’s a desire for extra homey touches or just unique elements without huge costs, more people want their homes to incorporate clever nooks and built-ins.

Wall hutches and other furniture pieces, curved doorways and windows, exposed wood beams, niches for art, and industrial fixtures all do their part to underscore classic farm home style. On the flip side, trends like tray ceilings and the fully open floor plan concept are slowly being phased out in today’s newest designs.

Functionality and Livability

House Plan 9944 – A transitional farmhouse that features an open floor plan with 2-story great room and plenty of windows to blend indoor/outdoor living areas.

Open layouts won’t entirely fade away, but more homeowners are interested in compartmentalizing some spaces these days. With more people working from home and kids having screens galore for school and play, providing rooms that allow focus has never been more important. 

While maintaining combined great room spaces, you’ll see more dens, ensuite bedrooms versus shared hallway baths, and small computer nooks by kitchens on the rise.

Additional amenities you will continue to see include:

  • Safe rooms in master closets
  • Butler pantries
  • Hidden pantries
  • Spice kitchens
  • Clerestory windows
  • More private ensuite bedrooms, less Jack and Jill
  • Pet care stations  
  • Private patios off master suites
  • Gallery hallways for minimizing noise
  • Second floor laundry rooms near bedrooms
  • Space for stackable washer and dryer sets inside master closets
  • Screened porches and terraces for gardens 
  • Outdoor kitchens

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Christine has over a decade of experience as a house plan and floor plan expert. Outside of providing her expertise to customers to help them find and build their dream homes, her passion and knowledge of the home building industry allows Christine to guide families and builders through all of the important steps from finding plans to building custom homes that meet the expectations of today’s new home owner. Christine’s years of knowledge of the diverse trends and needs of the modern homeowner has made her into an authoritative and trusted voice in the online house plan community.

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