Admittedly, farmhouses aren't everyone's cup of freshly squeezed whole milk, but when we saw two new listings on the market appealing appealing to two very different aesthetics, we couldn't help ourselves. Plus, neither of these houses require scraping up millions to purchase so relatively so, they're perfectly within reason.
This is the farmhouse made for city-slickers who liked watching "Little House on the Prairie" but hate even the idea of going camping. This 4-bed, 2.25-bath home in the Central District exudes a kind of modern farmhouse vibe without feeling like you've been thrown into the wilderness -- a sunshine-y kind of place that perhaps welcomes berry pickers and jam/pie making. (On a side note, it also has a custom-built library that has hidden storage!) And while the 4,500 sq. ft. lot isn't conducive to raising cows or even a flock of poultry, it has room enough to feature a carriage house/shop out back. The price to live in chic farmhouse modernity is going for $489,000.
Listing: 209 15th Ave. [Windermere]
While this pseudo mid-twentieth century build isn't nearly as shiny and glamorous as its competitor, it certainly constitutes more as a legit farmhouse. As a 4-bed, 1,970 sq. ft. home in Renton, this place features a ton of open space that accommodates a walk-in pantry, vaulted ceilings, a hot tub, and a fireplace. The inside is pretty, sure, but it's the outdoors that are worth writing home about. Situated on 1.26 acres, this farmhouse comes with a huge porch and deck, fruit trees, a barn, stable, gated entry, and a pasture, just in case all those horses that you're equipped to have want somewhere to roam. And it looks like the real deal is cheaper: farmhouse living in Western Washington looks like it'll run you a mere $329,990.
Listing: 20531 SE 192nd St. [Redfin]