Farmhouse front doors and windows

Recommendations for your Farmhouse

Farmhouse-style homes have been around for centuries, originating in Europe before becoming popular in America in the 1700s. Rectangular in shape and usually two stories, the first American farmhouses were often built by the families who lived in them, so they were designed to be practical and to allow for additions to accommodate growing families.

Like traditional American farmhouses, modern farmhouse styles incorporate signature design elements such as large, covered porches and simple, neutral color palettes. Modern farmhouses also showcase exterior features such as vertical board and batten siding, metal roofing, and lots of windows.

Attributes of a Farmhouse Style home

Practical and pristine

Farmhouse style homes typically share these common features.

  • Primarily white, with contrasting shutters or window and door trim
  • Simple, practical architecture
  • Board and batten siding as an accent, or sometimes as the primary siding
  • Metal roof
  • Large, covered porch

Popular styles for Farmhouse front Doors

Casual and comforting

When you’re looking for farmhouse front doors, you want options that stay true to the charm and character of the American farmhouse style. ProVia offers these recommendations for farmhouse doors.

Popular Farmhouse Windows

Let the natural light in

Farmhouse style homes are known for their abundance of windows that brighten the house with plenty of natural light. In keeping with the early American farmhouse style, the windows in modern farmhouses feature minimal grids to help maximize light. Double-hung windows are a practical and popular option, although other types of windows can be utilized as well.

Popular Glass options for Farmhouse front doors & windows

Enhance your door or windows

If you’re looking for glass options for your farmhouse doors or windows that will enhance the unique characteristics of a farmhouse-style home, we recommend these practical, simple styles:

Popular Finish options for farmhouse front doors & windows

Explore color

White is often the predominant color featured on modern farmhouse styles, which makes contrasting door and window colors such as deep browns or black stand out sharply. Warm brown door colors can add a welcoming feel to an otherwise stark color palette.

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Farmhouse gallery

See the home exterior product options other homeowners have selected for their farmhouse-style homes.

Explore popular exterior house styles

Architecture at a glance​


Cape Cod

  • 1 or 1 ½ story with dormer windows and a steep roofline
  • Clapboard siding
  • Practical and uncomplicated in design


  • Two story, salt-box style home
  • Symmetrical architecture
  • Double hung windows with grids
  • Steep, side-gabled roofs


  • Occasional wide, overhanging eaves
  • A covered front porch
  • Pillars lining the entry
  • Double hung windows


  • Primarily white, with contrasting shutters or window & door trim
  • Simple, practical architecture
  • Large, covered porch and metal roof


  • Clean lines and geometric shapes
  • Natural materials like wood, stone and exposed concrete
  • Flat or low-pitched gable or shed roof


  • Arched entryways or windows
  • Barrel tile roofs
  • Light-colored stucco walls
  • Woodgrain doors, typically in rich colors


  • Mix of half timbers, stucco, stone or brick with decorative entryways
  • Steep slate roof with dormers & gables
  • Tall, narrow, multi-paned windows


  • Asymmetrical design
  • Large wrap-around porches
  • Ornate decorative trim
  • Towers, turrets and dormers

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