Savings Meets Style: 5 Marvelous Modern Farmhouses Under $500K
All hail, Chip and Joanna Gaines! The “Fixer Upper” superstars helped bring the modern farmhouse look to the forefront of American home design. These home styles are clean and crisp but also possess a warm, homey charm.
It’s difficult to break into the “classic” home design category, yet modern farmhouse has accomplished that at warp speed. As popular as the modern farmhouse style has become, it’s great to see you don’t have to be an HGTV guru to afford one. Oh sure, celebrities often favor the multimillion-dollar variety, but the rest of us can also find the same style at reasonable price points.
Case in point: these five modern farmhouses we’ve found on the market, all listed at less than $500,000. Even better, a budget price tag doesn’t mean skimping on anything you love about the home style. All of these listings have the natural wood details, sliding barn doors, farmhouse sinks, and high-beamed ceilings any self-respecting farmhouse lover has come to expect.
So snag some clever design ideas from these five enchanting homes. Some are brimming with inspiration. Others are brand new and might just tempt you to make an offer.
Whatever your intentions, we guarantee you’ll love looking at these five fresh, modern farmhouses—all available for a steal.
1. 5205 Hollyhock Rd, Douglasville, GA
Brand-new build: This three-bedroom, 2.5-bath, modern farmhouse is absolutely adorable. Bonus? The home is new construction, so it’s a blank canvas where you can explore your decorating dreams. The luxury vinyl plank flooring and white cabinetry are neutral enough to accommodate any color scheme.
The first floor features a wide-open, light-filled great room with a distinctive fireplace and a kitchen full of stainless steel appliances. There’s also a half-bath. On the second floor, you’ll find the bedrooms, including a primary suite with an en suite bath and a walk-in closet.
The location is convenient, as well. This half-acre property offers quick access to the local interstates and is just 40 minutes from downtown Atlanta and the airport. The lot boasts a grassy lawn, mature trees, and plenty of potential.
2. 9407 Radio Rd, Houston, TX
Country in the city: Believe it or not, this one-of-a-kind abode with country vibes galore sits on a woodsy, 1-acre lot within Houston‘s city limits. With three bedrooms and 2.5 baths arranged throughout 2,112 square feet, this updated abode comes with plenty of space for easy living inside and out.
This unique home was custom built in 1981 but has been recently renovated with fresh interior and exterior paint; new bedroom carpet; and updated plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. And given the area’s increasingly typical weather events, it’s also important to note that the home has never been flooded.
Unique design features include double-height ceilings, a charming reading nook under the stairs, an open kitchen with an island and open shelving, plus abundant windows. The upstairs primary suite also has high ceilings and a bathroom with a double vanity and a two-person shower. Luxury and location—score!
3. 58691 North Ave, Ray Township, MI
Surprisingly spacious: This four-bedroom, three-bath, two-story home is 2,010 square feet. But that doesn’t include the partially finished basement that runs the length and width of the house. Plus, the place sits on a nearly 5-acre, wooded lot with a creek and wildlife galore.
And don’t let the fact that this home was built in 1960 fool you: It’s been completely updated with that signature, black-and-white, modern farmhouse color scheme. There’s also new board-and-batten siding; brand-new, GE stainless steel appliances in the open kitchen; quartz and granite countertops; and hardwood flooring throughout.
Best of all, the living space extends to the double-story porch and balcony, with extraordinary views of the property and beyond. The buyer could even add a workshop, gallery, or studio to the property because it’s zoned as industrial/residential. It seems the ideal work-from-home dwelling does exist.
4. 19425 SE 125th St, McLoud, OK
Outstanding in Oklahoma: This 2,000-square-foot, single-story home has all the classic, modern farmhouse features: multiple solid-oak, sliding barn doors; oak shutters; and oak trim throughout—all made of trees from this 5-acre property. Don’t worry, though. There’s still plenty of foliage beautifying the lot.
The home boasts two bedrooms and two baths, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink (what else?), stained open shelving, a large island, and a spacious pantry. Other fine features include a primary suite with a walk-in closet, built-in dressers, and a spa-inspired bath.
The property even has a pond with an island for fishing (yes, an island) and a large, concrete patio with a fireplace. In addition, there are two full RV parking pads with hookups, two septic tanks, two water wells, and a commercial water heater—so you can accommodate plenty of family and friends for lively campouts.
5. 45 Rigging Loop, Minnesott Beach, NC
Lakeview looker: Say hello to this pretty pied-a-terre that blends modern farmhouse style with classic coastal cool. And don’t worry about rising waters; this brand-new, three-level, three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home is elevated 21 feet above sea level. Delightfully, there’s covered parking underneath, ideal in inclement weather.
Inside, an open layout combines the living, dining, and kitchen areas on the main floor. Nearby, there’s also a pantry, laundry room, powder room, and the main suite, which has a custom-tile shower, double vanity, and walk-in closet. The top floor features two more spacious, en suite bedrooms, plus a front dormer that would make a sweet office nook.
As part of the new Arlington Place gated community on the Neuse River, the home comes with amenities including a clubhouse, pool, sports courts, trails, parks, creek docks, a lake with a beach, an additional river beach area, a boat ramp, dog park, boardwalk, and day docks.