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Midwest Living Idea Farmhouse Plan


2 Story, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, 2750 square feet.

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$1,500 for Full Size Prints or PDF Version - $2,100 for CAD Version (select option below)

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  • Key Specs

    • 2 Story with Full Basement
    • 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, 2750 Square Feet
    • 2X6 Exterior Wall Construction
    • Roof Truss and Floor Truss Construction
    • Poured Concrete Basement Walls (9' Tall)
    • 9' Main Floor Ceiling Height
    • Exterior Siding Materials - Fiber Cement Siding with Painted Trim


    Building Area

    Square footage calculations include the heated area of the house plan and are measured from the outside face of the exterior wall sheathing.


  • About this Design

    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 to accommodate lookout, walkout or other lot configurations.

  • What's Included

    Our Plan Sets may be ordered in full size prints (5 copies included and mailed), pdf (email) or cad (email) versions.

    Our Midwest Living Idea Farmhouse Plan Set includes drawings and information that your professional building contractor can use to bid and construct your home from.  Drawings are organized on 24”x 36” sheets and include the following:


    • Cover Sheet with Project Image, Notes and Roof Plan (1/8"=1')
    • Foundation / Basement Floor Plan (1/4” = 1’)
    • Main Level Floor Plan (1/4” = 1’)
    • Upper Level Floor Plan (1/4" = 1')
    • Exterior Building Elevations (1/4” = 1’)
    • Building Sections (1/4” = 1’)
    • Interior Elevations of key spaces (1/2” = 1’)
    • Suggested Ceiling / Lighting Plan (1/4” = 1’)
    • Suggested Building Specifications


    Refer to our Plan Info page for detailed descriptions of our Plan Sets.

    Important Information

    Prior to purchasing any of our Plan Sets you must review and agree to our Terms and Conditions.


    Making Changes

    If you would like for us to make changes to the standard plans, call or send an email describing your ideas.  


    Reverse Drawings

    Reverse drawings may also be requested for and additional fee.