The Farmhouse has been one of the most popular architectural styles in American History. As families grew, elements were added to the house to accommodate the expanding family. As a result, farmhouses often have an “additive” quality to the massing. Current trends within the farmhouse style show a contemporary evolution of the traditional farmhouse. This transitional farmhouse maintains elements of the traditional style, including simple, additive massing with prominent gable roof forms. Ornamentation is simplified and contemporary. Brackets often support standing seam metal accent roofs. The distinguishable elements of the farmhouse style include the use of metal for the roof and accents, clean roof lines, and the simplification of the exterior materials such as board and batten, lap siding, and stone veneer.
•Generous Front Porches with Wooden Posts
•Steep Gable-end Roof Pitches
•Standing Seam Metal Accent Roofs
•Simple, Additive Forms
•Thin Fascias, Deep Overhangs
•Gable End Vents
•Vertical Window Compositions