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Simple Country Home Plan - The Midwest Living Idea Farmhouse

A modern farmhouse design with front porch, open floor plan and a craft room!

1 story

Our Midwest Living Idea Farmhouse plan was designed by Ron Brenner of ron brenner architects in Stillwater, Minnesota.  The home design; inspired by images of the traditional Simple Midwestern Farmhouse was produced as one of two “Idea Houses” sponsored by Midwest Living Magazine in 2003. This simple country home plan features a welcoming front porch, a modern open floor plan and an above garage craft room.

This home plan’s exterior is of a classic Greek revival variation of the Farmhouse style. It is characterized by its simplicity of form, elegant proportions and attention to detail. Gables, sheds and dormers dominate the Farmhouse style. A gracious front porch with delicate columns invites you inwards.

The main open floor plan accommodates dining, kitchen and living areas. A two level cabinet with bench smartly separates the dining area from the entry foyer. The stairs positioned in the center of the plan provides convenient access to the three upstairs bedrooms. A multi-purpose bonus space above the garage, which we call the “craft room,” accommodates zones for laundry, work, crafts and television viewing / game playing.


The Midwest Living 2003 Idea Farmhouse plan comes with a full basement foundation. The basement is unfinished but indicates rough in locations for a future bathroom. The plan could easily be adapted by your local Architect or Builder to accommodate lookout, walkout or other lot configurations.


Due to licensing agreements this home cannot be built in Washington, Ramsey, Dakota, Scott, Anoka, Carver or Hennepin Counties in Minnesota.

2 story, 3 Bedrooms, 2 ½ Baths, 2750 SF

Midwest Living  Idea Farmhouse

Planning Set

$1100.00 (one hard copy)

Enhanced Const. Plans

$1600.00 (PDF)

Enhanced Const. Plans

$2100.00 (CAD)

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