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Old Country Farmhouses are Back and Better Than Ever!

If you can’t get enough of HGTV’s Fixer Upper (and who can blame you?), you probably already know that rustic farmhouses are making a comeback on the real estate market. But you don’t have to live far from Raleigh to find your own modern farmhouse — there are plenty of these homes available in the Triangle!

So, What Exactly is a “Modern Farmhouse”?

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Natural textures and rustic décor are prominent in modern farmhouses

Modern farmhouses are homes that seamlessly blend rustic décor and architecture with contemporary amenities and floor plans, and the result is amazing. While each home is different, modern farmhouses typically feature:

  • neutral colors and textures, such as wood and metal
  • exposed beams and hardwood floors
  • open kitchens with granite/quartz counters and stainless steel appliances
  • furniture that has a “well-loved” look (chipped paint, distressed wood, etc.)
  • vintage or farm-inspired decorations and accessories
  • exteriors using wide vertical boards overlaid with narrow strips (“board and batten siding”)
  • front porches

Essentially, these homes combine the latest and greatest new construction trends with a touch of timeless country charm. No wonder modern farmhouses are growing in popularity!

You’ll Find Modern Farmhouses in These Local Communities

rocking chairs on a wide front porchFrom the heart of Raleigh to the suburbs of the Triangle, you’ll find modern farmhouses just about anywhere in our area. Here are a few places to look if you have your heart set on living in a country chic home.

Modern farmhouses in Apex: If you’re truly looking for the best of both worlds, Apex is a great place to find a cute rustic home. The new Stillwater community is tucked in a scenic part of town close to the American Tobacco Trail, while the new Colvin Park community is closer to shopping centers and a golf course off of Ten-Ten Road.

Modern farmhouses in Cary: New communities such as Indian Wells bring country-style living to the growing suburb of Cary. In addition to its beautiful homes, Indian Wells also offers a beautiful wooded setting.

Modern farmhouses in RaleighChic country living has come to the heart of Raleigh! You’ll find modern farmhouse-style homes in new construction communities like Highland Hills, but you’ll also find these types of homes in established areas like Mordecai.

Thinking of Building Your Own Farmhouse?

We can help! We’re familiar with all aspects of buying new construction homes, so we’ll help you find a reputable builder, pick the perfect location, and assist you with all of the details. Read our blog post to find tips about purchasing a new home.

Contact Us — We’ll Help!

Have your heart set on a modern farmhouse in the Triangle? Considering buying a new home and want more information? Give us a call and let’s talk!

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