The popularity of farmhouse sinks, aged wood floors, old-fashioned millwork, and barn doors confirms that the country-living look is huge right now. But you don’t have to stop with those details — these full-on farmhouses are so sweet, you might find yourself in the market for a tractor before you know it. From affordable Midwest homesteads to an oh-wow barn renovation in Upstate New York (that shares a ZIP with an Avenger), these farmhouses are straight out of your rural dreams.
This home is as authentically farmhouse on the inside as it is outside. See more photos here.
If you can’t decide between the peaceful country life and the convenience of city living, Milwaukee splits the difference for you — specifically, in Florist Highlands. This small neighborhood is bordered by Interstate 41 and Highway 175 (both of which can get you into downtown in about 20 minutes) and all the shopping you need, but the quiet tree-lined streets have a distinctly rural character.
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1890 farmhouse retains a few standout old details like hardwood floors and wood moldings. Even better, there’s the possibility of making a little extra income with this property: it’s been remodeled into a duplex.
Just when you thought this porch couldn’t be more perfect—it’s got a swing. See more photos here.
Though Indiana’s fourth-largest city is poised for a mini tech boom — lead by the Renaissance District, a mixed-use technology campus that happens to be the largest in the Midwest — there are no plans to pave over history here. Whether you’re into classic cars or magnificent old mansions, you can learn about it all in South Bend. Even the businesses have interesting backstories. The Exchange Whiskey Bar, for example, is in the building of the last bank John Dillinger robbed.
Originally built in 1902, the freshly-updated three-bedroom, two-bathroom home still has a few old details like a stone porch and matching fireplace. (Plus, it looks out onto a cornfield for that picture-perfect farmhouse view.) And appropriately, the farmhouse promises “unusually quiet” neighbors. When things are a little too quiet, you can head up Route 31 and be near the bars and coffee shops of downtown.
Even the wallpaper in this place has that farmhouse feel. See more photos here.
When you want to get the authentic rural lifestyle along with your farmhouse, head to Rector. Technically an unincorporated community, Rector‘s population is only about 600 people. You won’t find chain stores, strip malls, fast food spots, or restaurants. Instead, you’ll run your errands at Barb’s Country Store, a general store with a deli counter (the locals rave about the chili cheese dogs). When you need to stock up on more than the essentials, nearby Route 30 can get you to big-box stores in about a half-hour.
Getting to know neighbors is essential in a tiny town, and luckily this four-bedroom, three-bathroom farmhouse has room for entertaining. You can gather in the formal dining room, relax in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the living room under the wood-beamed ceiling, hang in the stone-floor den, unwind on the screened porch, or party on the patio overlooking the backyard stream. With so many options, your house really will become the best social spot in town.
The big, cozy finished basement is like second home inside this home. See more photos here.
Located near the Virginia-Tennessee border, Abington is a surprising little oasis of culture right off of busy Interstate 81. Your weekends will definitely be spent in good company exploring West Main Street, where you’ll find live music basically everywhere, from cold-pressed juice boutiques (White Birch) to high-design BBQ joints (Bonefire Smokehouse BBQ). If theater is more your speed, you’ll find the state’s best right here at the historic Barter Theatre — famous alumni include Gregory Peck and “Cheers” creator James Burrows.
If you’re looking for a nice buffer zone from the tourist crowd, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is perfect. The six-acre property is in the foothills of the Holston Mountain Range. This circa-1994 farmhouse channels historic style. With room to house livestock or horses, you can really make it a working farm if you’d like. Or, you can just enjoy the view from the huge deck out back.
You can live a pretty lush life in this farmhouse-meets-modern-living home. See more photos here.
The village of Rhinebeck is a picture-perfect Hudson Valley town that seems straight out of a movie. In fact, you just might see a famous face or two here — like Paul Rudd and “The Walking Dead” actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who are co-owners of local candy store Samuel’s Sweet Shop. Venture on the winding roads beyond the small main street, and you’ll see endless countryside, hills, forests, and lakes.
Around one of the region’s most well-known waterways (Long Pond), you’ll find this farmhouse that really is more like its own resort. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom property has a main house, guest house and an in-ground pool on its four acres. It may have been built in 1979, but it looks as if it’s been there for centuries thanks to a handful of authentic details like antique barn beams.
The bronze gates inside this place are really something. As is the sauna. See more photos here.
A What Locals Say respondent summed this famous New York town up best with a simple statement: “There’s nothing like Woodstock.”1 The Catskills town scores high with locals in basically everything you’d want in a new neighborhood, from well-kept surroundings to being able to walk to restaurants (even alone at night). A popular place for artists and musicians, Woodstock‘s history of cultural events continues today. From one of the best annual chamber music festivals (the Maverick Music Festival) to Woodstock Bookstock, there’s always something going on here that can expand your horizons.
This four-bedroom, four-bathroom farmhouse is more than just living space. There’s a penthouse, two apartments, a professional kitchen, and two areas zoned for commercial use. The entire property includes Craftsman-period details, like exposed, hand-hewn posts and beams, bluestone walls, and stained glass windows. The pine floors and the cupola (the little chimney-shaped part on top) date back to the original property, built in 1865.
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1 gchapinjd, 2015 “There’s nothing like Woodstock, New York. Music, unusual people, unusual stores. This little village boasts not one but TWO full-service hardware stores. Not a chain store in sight! And don’t forget the Sunday afternoon drum circle in the Village Green.”
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