Bring Country Charm To The City With Urban Farmhouse Plans

Characterized by large (often wraparound) porches and big kitchens with gathering space nearby, the farmhouse is a classic sight in American country communities. Today, city and suburb dwellers can also enjoy these features with urban farmhouse designs. These homes embrace the characteristics of the farmhouse while offering their owners updated amenities and deign elements that appeal to urban dwellers.

Urban Farmhouse Plans Enjoying Renewed Popularity

The urban farmhouse plan has seen a renaissance in interest from people building their own homes, as city dwellers seek to embrace a bit of the country life. These house plans bring the character and charm of the country to the city and suburbs, featuring:

  • - Large front porches wrapping around the home
  • - Steeply pitched roofs with dormers and gables
  • - Vertical board and batten board
  • - Metal roofs and accents
  • - The overall look of a farmhouse
  • - Large, open interiors
  • - Generous living areas
  • - Covered back porches

With these features, it's no wonder that farmhouse designs are becoming so popular - especially among those living a busy urban life.

Urban Farmhouse Architecture Creates a True Gathering Place

Why are urban farmhouses enjoying a renewed popularity? The architecture and design of urban farmhouse plans naturally create a gathering place for families, making these homes the place where busy families come together to reconnect. They also have intrinsic charm, offering something unique in a cityscape with many similarly styled homes. Curb appeal is high in these properties as well, helping preserve their value.

Consider The Nelson (House Plan W-GOO-1416), as an example. The large, welcoming porch on this house plan invites family to sit back on a rocking chair with a glass of iced tea while catching up with one another. Inside, a foyer opens into a spacious great room, with a formal dining room and kitchen to the side, and a large covered porch. This is the ideal space for family get-togethers. The Maxwell (Home Plan W-GOO-1453) has a similar design, yet puts the bedrooms on a second floor next to a large bonus room, allowing the main floor to be the primary entertaining area.

Trust Donald A. Gardner Architects for Urban Farmhouse Floor Plans

If the charm of urban farmhouse architecture has caught your eye, Donald A. Gardner Architects has a number of urban farmhouse designs for your consideration. Browse these plans here, or use the advanced search to find a plan that has the features you need and want. By buying from the architect directly, you get a better plan with less frustration and less cost. Start shopping for urban farmhouse plans today!

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House Plan The Leslie
House Plan The Leslie
  • 2583Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

Vertical siding meets metal roof accents to bring modern style to this angled Ranch design. The angled orientation of the master suite creates a private retreat that is surrounded by windows. Couples will enjoy the dual sink vanity, separate walk-in shower and freestanding bathtub, and a spacious walk-in closet. The floor plan is open with an easy flow between the great room, kitchen, and dining room. A drop-zone and pantry offer storage and organization for busy lives. Three additional bedrooms round out this family-friendly design while front and rear porches invite outdoor relaxation.

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House Plan The Alice
House Plan The Alice
  • 2529Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This neighborhood-friendly design features a modern farmhouse exterior and a narrow footprint. The gourmet kitchen is designed around a cook-top island, features an adjacent pantry, enjoys double ovens, and has a window over the sink. The master suite is downstairs with a bedroom/study and two additional bedrooms are upstairs with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. An optional rec room and bathroom provide additional living space and a bonus room with walk-in closet makes a perfect guest suite.

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House Plan The Maxwell
House Plan The Maxwell
  • 2763Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 1.5Stories

This modern farmhouse boasts a narrow footprint and front entry garage to easily fit on smaller lots. The open floor plan is thoughtfully arranged with an angled island kitchen overlooking the great room and a single dining space to the rear. A spacious master suite and bedroom/study with private bathroom are downstairs while two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and oversized bonus room complete the second floor.

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House Plan The Nelson
House Plan The Nelson
  • 2294Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

Tapered columns frame this country porch and a front-facing dormer accents the roof. The kitchen is the center of this design and overlooks the dining room. The great room is cozy with a fireplace and coffered ceiling and opens to the rear porch. Positioned for privacy, the master suite is located away from high traffic areas. A three-car garage and large utility room appeal to modern homeowners.

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House Plan The Ella
House Plan The Ella
  • 2863Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This urban farmhouse creates an eye-catching composition with a combination of vertical and horizontal siding and an arched portico with large double doors and a Palladian window above to bring natural light to the foyer. An open floor plan seamlessly blends the great room, dining room, and island kitchen. Luxury features include a spacious utility room, three garage bays, and a screened porch with a fireplace and grill. A full bathroom accompanies each bedroom including the bedroom/study.

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House Plan The Camille
House Plan The Camille
  • 3187Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

This Urban Farmhouse features a vertical board-n-batten exterior with metal roof accents and gables highlighted by decorative brackets. The front porch is welcoming with twin columns that frame the front door. The gourmet kitchen contains an over-sized island with a prep-sink and an additional serving bar overlooks the vaulted great room. An angled pantry provides plenty of storage and a spectacular bayed-dining room is sure to impress. A utility room is conveniently located near the stairs for laundry drop-off and pick-up to the upstairs bedrooms. The spacious master suite opens to a luxurious bathroom with a freestanding bathtub and a walk-in shower. Two closets allow separation for season items, or perhaps a shoe closet. A second-floor balcony overlooks the great room and foyer below. One bedroom offers a walk-in closet and private bath while two other bedrooms have walk-in closets and share a bathroom. A bonus room and third floor bonus attic provide space for hobbies and entertainment.

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House Plan The Justine
House Plan The Justine
  • 2300Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This exterior offers Urban Farmhouse appeal with board-and-batten siding and metal roof accents. A front porch creates a cozy greeting to this narrow-footprint home. The U-shape kitchen features a center island and a window above the sink brings in natural light. The dining room is framed in columns that create separation from the great room. The master suite is located just steps away from an over-sized utility room. Enjoy outdoor living with a screened porch and patio. Two bedrooms are upstairs with a full bathroom and a massive bonus room with a walk-in closet provides expansion opportunities.

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House Plan The Gatlin
House Plan The Gatlin
  • 3654Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

This two-story Urban Farmhouse creates instant curb-appeal with prominent gables and board-and-batten siding. With a front-entry garage and a width of only 50 feet, this design works well on narrower lots. The floor plan revolves around a gourmet kitchen with center island and additional counter space overlooking the great room. A breakfast nook and a spacious walk-in pantry are nearby while the dining room serves larger dinner parties. The great room creates a feeling of warmth with a fireplace and a coffered ceiling. Opening to outdoor living, find a porch, patio, and screened porch with its own fireplace. A bedroom and study complete the first floor. An upstairs loft features built-in shelves for an extensive book collection. The second-floor master suite offers a vaulted ceiling, two walk-in closets, and the master bathroom enjoys a freestanding bathtub. Two bedrooms are accompanied by two full bathrooms and a bonus room with closet provides the opportunity for an additional bedroom. The utility room is convenient to the upstairs bedrooms.

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House Plan The Liam
House Plan The Liam
  • 3625Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This Urban Farmhouse exterior mixes vertical and horizontal siding and is highlighted with metal roof accents and an exposed stone chimney. This house plan features multiple gables that create instant curb-appeal and a front entry garage works well for narrower lots. The gourmet kitchen features a large island and a bar with prep-sink that services the great room. A breakfast nook is available for casual meals while a separate dining room with buffet niche is great for entertaining. This floor plan meets every need with a powder room for guests, a walk-in pantry, spacious utility room, and a mud room with storage and bench seating. The master bedroom is topped with a tray ceiling and opens into a spa-quality bathroom and a walk-in closet with ample space for two wardrobes. The study completes the first floor and enjoys French doors and built-in shelves. Upstairs, three large bedrooms each have a walk-in closet. One of the bedrooms has a private full bathroom while the other two bedrooms share a bath with a double-sink vanity. The bonus room could function as a guest suite or storage area and has its own closet. The second-floor media room makes the perfect space for games, movies or hobbies.




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