As one of the fastest-growing communities in the south, the city of Auburn, Alabama is known among homebuyers for having the perfect blend of modern conveniences, small-town charm, and laid-back country living. As new neighborhoods spring up around the area, Lowder New Homes and other area builders are taking their cue from Auburn’s rural feel and country surroundings, offering a number of farmhouse-style homes for sale in Auburn, Alabama. These new construction homes provide the space, functionality, and flexibility modern homeowners are looking for, all within a timeless look and feel that harks back to simpler times.
What Makes a Home “Farmhouse Style?”
Modern farmhouse-style homes draw inspiration from the large, highly functional homes that housed the farmers, their families and often their farmhands. New construction farmhouse-style homes today are often identified by some or all of the following characteristics:
- Open floor plans with room for hospitality
- Large, eat-in kitchens
- Casual and formal living and dining
- Oversized entrances (originally built to accommodate larger numbers of people)
- Covered porches
- Transitional spaces (e.g., mudrooms for leaving boots and work clothes)
- Flexible spaces (adapted to different uses)
- Natural materials like wood and stone (often with a weathered or distressed look)
- Inspiration from vintage or rustic architectural styles
Farmhouse-style homes don’t follow a specific guide as to features and functionality, and as such, they can take a wide range of forms and architectural styles. Rather, it’s more about feel and function than about a specific look or layout.
Examples of Farmhouse-Style Floor Plans
Lowder New Homes is currently building in the new Summerlin neighborhood known for its variety of farmhouse-inspired floor plans. Let’s look at a few new home construction examples of the types of farmhouse-style floor plans available in this subdivision:
The Oxford is a bright and airy floor plan with a great room, kitchen with a large island and a walk-in pantry, luxurious master suite with soaking tub and walk-in closets, an upstairs loft space, a screened-in porch, and so much more.
The Rosemary is an inviting Craftsman-style entrance with covered porch, plus an open kitchen with a large island, great room with gas fireplace, and outdoor living space with screened-in back porch.
The Bridgewater is a large, 4-bedroom floor plan with wraparound front porch, open-concept floor plan with formal and casual dining, flex space and spacious, screened-in back porch.
Combined Function and Comfort
While the farmhouses of yesteryear often traded comfort and visual appeal for function, today’s farmhouse-style homes don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. Farmhouse homes can offer luxury finishes and high-quality materials without sacrificing the flexibility of design.
If you’re thinking of buying a farmhouse-style home in Auburn, Alabama, we invite you to take a closer look at the desirable Summerlin neighborhood with luxury homes starting from the mid $370s. For more information on available floorplans and available properties, give us a call at 334-270-6789.