24 Trendy Modern Farmhouse Exterior Styles

By Toll Brothers 5 minute read

Last updated on November 25th, 2020

These days, it’s impossible to miss the modern farmhouse design, whether you’re online, watching TV, or exploring your town. Plenty of homeowners are wondering how to get the modern farmhouse look in their homes, and while the inside is undoubtedly important, the outside is just as crucial to ensuring your home achieves this style.

From Arizona to Virginia, there are so many variations on the farmhouse look. Explore 24 of our favorite modern farmhouse exteriors below, each showcasing a different take on this popular home aesthetic


1. Contrasting warm and cool materials 

Large modern farmhouse home with wood accents
Arlington, TX

Model: Valen

Community: Viridian

State: Texas


The Valen’s Key Design Features:

  • Horizontal siding, stucco, and cut stone combined with dark trim and cedar accents
  • Standing metal seam mixed with an asphalt shingle roof
  • Louver accents that add interest to the gables
  • Welcoming wrapped front porch


2. Dark dramatic craftsman detailing

Single-story modern farmhouse design with craftsman styling
Gilbert, AZ

Model: Triana

Community: Legacy at Seville

State: Arizona


The Triana’s Key Design Features:

  • An appealing combination of board and batten siding, horizontal siding, and stucco
  • Dark trim against a modern white color scheme
  • Standing metal seam roofs mixed with flat tile
  • Low pitch gabled roofs; exposed rafter tails; gable brackets


3. Steep contemporary roof pitches

Luxury modern farmhouse with steep roof pitches
McLean, VA

Model: Stanley

Community: Retreat at McLean & Mehr Farm

State: Virginia


The Stanley’s Key Design Features:

  • Dark windows for a dramatic contrast against the soft-colored stone
  • Glass doors across the front of the home to fill the entry with light
  • Modern garage canopy accents for an unexpected finish


4. Variety of materials for visual depth including painted masonry and timber accents

Modern farmhouse with white painted brick
Lehi, UT

Model: Evans

Community: Canyon Point at Traverse Mountain – The Summit Collection

State: Utah


The Evans’ Key Design Features:

  • White color scheme and white windows that give the home a clean, monochromatic look
  • A fresh combination of board and batten siding, horizontal siding, and painted brick
  • Gable bracket details; exposed rafter tails at standing seam roofs; dormer stacked above entry
  • Barn style coach lights above garage for additional exterior lighting


5. Well balanced with the use of course stone and sleek metal roofing

Stunning farmhouse design in Virginia
McLean, VA

Model: Geneva

Community: Retreat at McLean & Mehr Farm

State: Virginia


The Geneva’s Key Design Features:

  • Unique metal roof accents
  • Primary bedroom suite balcony for an outdoor retreat
  • Expansive glass doors across the front of the home 
  • A mix of soft-colored stone and dramatic dark windows and blue siding for exquisite contrast


6. Warm neutrals

Large ranch modern farmhouse home
Queen Creek, AZ

Model: Weston

Community: Whitewing at Whisper Ranch

State: Arizona


The Weston’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten siding with luxurious dark brick
  • Dark trim and white body color schemes for additional contrast
  • Low pitch gabled roofs with flat tile
  • Gable bracket details
  • Dormers stacked over large front covered entry with striking red front-entry door 


7. Classic white color scheme with dark shutters and a dramatic door color

Modern farmhouse in Arizona with a white color scheme
Queen Creek, AZ

Model: Tyndall

Community: The Crossings at Meridian

State: Arizona


The Tyndall’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten siding with horizontal siding
  • Window shutters that create contrast
  • Eye-catching cantilevered second story gable over garage
  • Bracket gable details; red front-entry door 
  • Barn lamp-style sconce centered over the garage to provide practical and aesthetic lighting


8. Large glass filled entry

Modern farmhouse with a white on white color scheme and painted brick.
Holly Springs, NC

Model: Hollister

Community: Addison Pond

State: North Carolina


The Hollister’s Key Design Features:

  • White board and batten siding complemented by white-painted brick for an elegant, tonal, modern color scheme
  • Welcoming metal-roofed porch complemented by grand glass double doors


9. Bold vertical entry material and courtyard fencing

Maroon modern farmhouse exterior design
Surprise, AZ

Model: Midwood

Community: Sterling Grove

State: Arizona


The Midwood’s Key Design Features:

  • An exquisite exterior combination of board and batten siding, stucco, and stone for the perfect modern farmhouse look.
  • Two-tone contrasting body color with eye-catching dark trim
  • Barn door-style shutters to give a rustic feel to the home’s exterior


10. Exterior highlighting the use of natural materials with rich warm stone, wood doors, and wood shutters

Modern farmhouse exterior with stone, wood doors and wood shutters.
Parker, CO

Model: Yuma

Community: The Hills at Parker

State: Colorado


The Yuma’s Key Design Features:

  • A fresh exterior that combines board and batten, horizontal siding, and stone
  • Dark body and white trim to create prominent contrast
  • Window shutters that add to the rustic aesthetic
  • A mix of hip and gable roofs with asphalt shingles


11. Dark craftsman detailing

Modern farmhouse exterior with a craftsman style
Parker, CO

Model: Crestone

Community: Toll Brothers at The Timbers

State: Colorado


The Crestone’s Key Design Features:

  • A stunning exterior that mixes board and batten, horizontal siding, and striped stone
  • A low-pitched gable roof
  • Dark trim beautifully contrasted against a white body 
  • Shed roofs over a window and a large dormer stacked above the entry


12. Contemporary craftsman farmhouse exterior

Superb modern farmhouse exterior
McLean, VA

Model: Woodberry

Community: Retreat at McLean & Mehr Farm

State: Virginia


The Woodberry’s Key Design Features:

  • Metal roof accents for a sleek, modern feel
  • Glass doors across the front porch to fill the first floor with light
  • Beautiful bedroom balcony for an outside retreat


13. Transitional blending of traditional and modern

Innovative modern farmhouse exterior
Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Model: Sunningdale

Community: Toll Brothers at Rolling Hills Country Club

State: California


The Sunningdale’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten, stucco, and stone exterior for a luxe urban style
  • Dark trim with a white body to accentuate contrast
  • Flush gable roofs; flat tile mixed with standing seam accents
  • Wide front entry with gorgeous cast stone detail


14. Farmhouse exterior with barn lighting

Charming farmhouse design in Arizona with barn lighting on the home's exterior
Queen Creek, AZ

Model: Savannah

Community: The Crossings at Meridian

State: Arizona


The Savannah’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten and stucco exterior with white-on-white monochromatic color scheme
  • Standing metal seam shed roof accents with flat tile
  • Bracket gable detail; window shutters; barn lamp-style sconces centered above the garage
  • Blue front entry door to provide a pop of color


15. Tonal blue-gray color palette

Farmhouse design featuring stone and vinyl
Parker, CO

Model: Yale

Community: The Hills at Parker

State: Colorado


The Yale’s Key Design Features:

  • Board and batten, horizontal siding, and stone exterior
  • Two-tone body with white trim to create a layered yet unified look
  • Steep gable roofs with asphalt shingles
  • Column wrapped front porch and stone pedestals to complete the luxurious exterior


16. Transitional mix of classic style and modern farmhouse

Coastal farmhouse design
Jacksonville, FL

Model: Crestview

Community: Toll Brothers at Shearwater

State: Florida


The Crestview’s Key Design Features:

  • A welcoming exterior that combines board and batten, horizontal siding, and stucco
  • White-on-white with contrasting accents to give the home an airy and tropical look 
  • Turquoise front entry and garage doors with lamp-style sconces centered above the garage


17. Modern farmhouse with a colorful exterior

Modern farmhouse with a light blue exterior
Aldie, VA

Model: Ahrens

Community: Lenah Mill

State: Virginia


The Ahren’s Key Design Features:

  • Metal roof accents for a touch of modern drama
  • On-trend blue siding and dark windows for an updated farmhouse look


18. Modern ranch

Dark gray
Surprise, AZ

Model: St Helena

Community: Sterling Grove

State: Arizona


The St Helena’s Key Design Features:

  • Stunning board and batten and stucco exterior
  • Dark body with white trim that allows for the full width front porch to notably stand out
  • Flat tile with metal roof accents
  • Exposed column hardware for a rich finish


19. Modern farmhouse with a contrasting exterior

Modern farmhouse exterior with contrasting colors
Aldie, VA

Model: Hersch

Community: Lenah Mill

State: Virginia


The Hersch’s Key Design Features:

  • Welcoming stone front porch
  • Dark windows for elegant contrast with white siding and warm stone hues


20. Tonal off white modern farmhouse exterior

Modern farmhouse with an off white exterior
Reno, NV

Model: Baldwin

Community: Caramella Ranch

State: Nevada


The Baldwin’s Key Design Features:

  • Eye-catching mixed exterior design with board and batten, stucco, and stone
  • Beautiful two-tone body with white trim
  • Contemporary entry elements; metal roof accents
  • Flat roof with a striking stone entry


21. Warm monochromatic exterior

Modern farmhouse with a monochromatic exterior
Aldie, VA

Model: Fincastle

Community: Lenah Mill

State: Virginia


The Fincastle’s Key Design Features:

  • Metal roof accents 
  • Warm trim accents paired with soft siding and stone color schemes with contrasting dark windows for an elegant exterior


22. Modern transitional

Modern transitional farmhouse with dark blue exterior
Surprise, AZ

Model: Calistoga

Community: Sterling Grove

State: Arizona


The Calistoga’s Key Design Features:

  • An inviting exterior that mixes board and batten, stucco, and painted brick 
  • Two-tone body with fresh white trim
  • Front-facing gable roofs with a hipped main roof
  • Gable bracket details and shed roof accents
  • Enclosed entry courtyard that creates curb appeal


23. Modern craftsman farmhouse

Craftsman style modern farmhouse exterior
Ellicott City, MD

Model: Rockledge

Community: Toll Brothers at Turf Valley

State: Maryland


The Rockledge’s Key Design Features:

  • Bold white board and batten with gable trim brackets
  • White trimmed and light-filled bay window
  • Traditional stone porch entry 


24. Modern farmhouse with a warm transitional exterior

Front exterior
Reno, NV

Model: Austin

Community: Caramella Ranch

State: Nevada


The Austin’s Key Design Features:

  • A stylish exterior featuring a combination of board and batten, stucco, and stone
  • A striking two-tone body with dark trim
  • Asphalt shingle roofs
  • Recessed windows with sophisticated panel detailing

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    1. Robert H. says:

      Number 4) on your list Evans at Canyon-Point-at-Traverse-Mountain/The-Summit-Collection is in Utah not Arizona.

    2. Rachel Joshua says:

      Is there a virtual tour / floor plan that exists for the property shown at the top of this web page. By design it looks like ‘The Weston’ however the layout is clearly different with front door being set back in the center of the property. Thank you.

    3. Harvey says:

      Do you have plans to build additional adult communities in Monroe and or Monmouth county NJ

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Harvey, we do not currently have plans to build more active-adult communities in these locations, but we encourage you to explore our array of current active-adult communities in Monmouth county on our website here – https://bit.ly/3hlWpbg

        Please let us know if there’s anything else we can help with, thanks!

    4. LeahHamman says:

      Such a helpful article! Thank you!! Can you tell me what black & white paint colors are used in #22 (Calistoga, Sterling Grove, AZ)? Also, advice on where to get shed roof accents made for above windows? I’d love to modernize my house & add a few of these touches. 🙂

    5. Jovanna miller says:

      Do you have the floor plans for #1. Valen??

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Jovanna, you can explore an array of floor plans for the Valen on our website here – https://bit.ly/2S3FzUq

        Scroll down and you will see the floor plans and a dropdown menu to select which community you would like to see.

        We hope this helps answer your question!

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    10. Carrolyn Barber says:

      Do you have any floorplans in the Raleigh, N.C. area that are mostly one level, no three bedrooms on upper level? We need about 3200 sq, ft, three or four bedrooms, three baths, garage two-car,? Price range is 500,000 to 750,000. Anything available?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Carrolyn, please explore this list of Toll communities in and around Raleigh, NC: https://bit.ly/3bIw3B0

        Filters have been attributed to reflect your criteria. We hope this helps answer your question, and please let us know if there’s anything else we can help with. Thanks!

    11. Sarah says:

      Trying to locate the floor plan for home #1. Every link takes you to the scaled down model of this home. Do you have the exact floor plan for that specific home available to look at?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Sarah, that particular model home is from a sold-out community. You can explore the standard floorplan for the Valen and the many additional features available on our website here. We hope this helps answer your question. Thanks!

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