Farmhouse plans generally bring to mind an old-fashioned sense of home, with plenty of room for a growing family. The typical modern farmhouse house plan presents a porch for outdoor living, and a second story with dormers for additional light. Interior layouts vary widely to accommodate today's desire for flexible floor plans. Wood-frame construction and decorative details provide a homey feel to these plans.
The typically large footprint of the Farmhouse plan is best suited for good-sized lots (though some new farmhouse plans have been streamlined for narrow lots) and can be found in most regions of the country.