5 Marvelous Modern Farmhouses With Yesteryear Prices

It’s refreshing to see that you can get a recently remodeled home with a popular, up-to-the-minute farmhouse style at a very vintage price.

We’re talking prices ranging from an ultralow of $130,000 to just under $500,000. And a newly updated residence doesn’t necessarily mean a new build. Some of these abodes have been around for some time, including one that was built in 1872.

Some say HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are responsible for the modern farmhouse surge, as their show “Fixer Upper” was among the first to introduce many U.S. homebuyers to the style. But in fact, the “modern farmhouse” has been and remains one of the most popular home styles in the nation. The design is everywhere—you’ll find it in sunny Southern California beach houses as well as in swanky New York apartments.

As for these five modern farmhouses that we’ve picked out, we found them to be both charming and well-priced. Who knows how they might inspire you?

Price: $489,000
Lovely on the lake: Shiplap? Check. Sliding barn door? Check. Farmhouse sink? Check. Distressed-style beams and gabled roof? Check and check again! Built in 2020, this pristine, modern farmhouse checks all the classic boxes and then some.

The two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,554-square-foot lake house also has luxurious features, including quartz countertops, herringbone subway tile, automatic blackout blinds, high-speed internet, and, perhaps best of all, lake views.

The home is located on Diamondhead Lake, only about 30 minutes from Des Moines, making it a sought-after vacation spot. But with its sturdy concrete walls, spray-foam insulation, and energy efficiency, it’s also the ideal place to live year-round.

Dexter, IA



Price: $464,900
Work-from-home wonder: This two-story gem has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths in

That’s not the only thing this black-and-white modern farmhouse, built in 2020, has to offer. There’s also the classic open floor plan and the kitchen with white Shaker cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances.

Clarksville is only about 40 minutes from Nashville, but it has its own appeal, with historical brick buildings and a riverwalk.

Clarksville, TN



Price: $399,900
What’s old is new again: You don’t see homes like this very often. Originally built in 1872, this beauty has been completely rebuilt and upgraded. Modern perks include an updated kitchen with a Sub-Zero fridge and JennAir oven.

With four bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,340 square feet of living space, the place has plenty of room for the whole family. It comes with a three-car garage with a sizable workbench and a storage loft that could be converted into a game or hobby room.

A beautiful, reclaimed-brick interior wall has been preserved from the original house. Many of the windows and much of the woodwork look original in style as well. The double-corner, half-acre lot allows for entertaining and recreation—with room to add a pickleball court.

Caledonia, MN



Price: $350,000
Relax in Travelers Rest: This 1970s home was so recently updated you can practically smell the fresh paint. The next owner will enjoy the luxury vinyl plank flooring underfoot, fill up the brand-new, stainless-steel refrigerator, and cook up a feast with the sparkling Samsung stove.


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