When I ran across this Georgia Farmhouse plan by Max Fulbright Designs it took me back to my hometown roots where white farmhouses are a dime a dozen.
I’m drawn to the simple lines and all white paint. Both provide a simplicity that I seem to crave. Or maybe it’s just that I crave being back home where my family still lives.
The wrap around front porch would be perfect for watching the sun rise across the pond on our farm.
And I love the wide steps leading up to the porch. I can see sitting on the steps, playing fetch with Lucy, while watching Stew putter around on his tractor. This city boy/country living image kinda reminds me of Green Acres.
The Back Exterior
The two things you can always count on in an East Tennessee summer are high humidity and mosquitos so a screened in porch is a must.
On the side of the house you can see the optional two car garage. I’m sure Stew would want to make that into a 3 car garage because you know, men and their toys…
Inside the Georgia Farmhouse by Max Fulbright
The main level is an open concept floor plan with lots of natural light and a big fireplace which divides the living and eating areas.
The floor plan (minus the fireplace) reminds me of a lot of the beach houses we’ve stayed in…a casual, relaxed atmosphere that’s perfect for large groups.
I have mixed thoughts on the fireplace being smack dab in the middle of the room. I wonder if I would find it annoying after awhile.
I think I would have to talk to some people who have a similar floor plan and get their opinions on it before I could commit to building this house.
Another thing to consider in this Georgia Farmhouse floor plan, is the lack of wall space for furniture, bookcases, china cabinets, etc. You know, the things we hide Grandma’s treasures in. If you’re ok with blocking some windows or being a minimalist, then this won’t be an issue for you.
The Upper Level of the Max Fulbright Georgia Farmhouse
The master bedroom was located downstairs and you have two additional bedrooms and a shared bathroom upstairs. The catwalk is open to the downstairs and each bedroom has large windows to take advantage of the pretty views.
This Georgia Farmhouse plan is smaller than some of the others I’ve shared; however, a basement would add extra storage and entertainment space.
And remember, it’s more cost effective to iron out these details with your architect and builder prior to starting the building process. A couple of extra thousand dollars up front to get your dream house will be worth it in the long run.
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