Grand, classic and cohesive

The Modern Farmhouse style of architecture seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary elements, resulting in a home that is the perfect combination of old and new.

This style satisfies the desire for both modern functionality and the comfort of traditional design and craftsmanship, with the clean lines and minimalist aesthetic creating a bridge between past and present. The Modern Farmhouse beautifully caters to old and new sensibilities. The cohesive, resolved design aesthetic relies on balance and symmetry, and the use of natural materials, a neutral colour palette and an open floor plan.

Modern Farmhouse

Using Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding and Axon™ Cladding painted in neutral colours brings focus to the textures and creates an atmosphere of calm and serenity.

In a blending of concepts, Modern Farmhouse design riffs off the classic foundations of traditional living while allowing for a more modern use of space inside.

This might manifest as traditional exterior aesthetics such as vertical cladding, shutters, and gabled rooflines, with an open-concept interior where the kitchen, living, and dining rooms anchor the layout as one palatial space. Interior furnishing should have hints of both new and classic, such as black or metallic fixtures, organic textures and simple yet grand furniture. The interior style allows for an interplay between heritage charm and modern luxury, with cavernous farmhouse ceilings, natural stone and limestone finishes enhanced by modern lighting and seamless indoor/outdoor living.

Why now?

The increase in regional migration and dissatisfaction with city life fuels aspiration for the Modern Farmhouse house and lifestyle.

The large-format design allows for multi-generational living, accommodating the needs of different age groups under one roof.

Modern Farmhouse

Natural-look materials like vertical joint Axon™ Cladding, contrast with black window frames add definition and sophistication.

Enabled by technology, built environments and designs that cater for hybrid working and leisure, are growing in popularity.

For curated advice on design, materials, colours, styling and Hardie™ exterior cladding solutions that will help bring your own Modern Farmhouse vision to life, read the Design Handbook.

Top image: This style is a contemporary expression of classical farmhouse architecture, combining multiple, interconnecting pavilions in Axon™ Cladding and Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding.