Modern Farmhouse in Chicago Suburbs

Today’s modern farmhouse tour would make Joanna Gaines proud. It carries her signature black and white farmhouse style and is located not far from where I live.

Large double front doors let in plenty of natural light through their windows. I’m not a fan of exterior doors that don’t have a window. If privacy is needed, simply add a shade like you see here.

Modern Farmhouse Entry with Double DoorsPhoto by M House Development


The nearby staircase also receives a lot of natural light. The gathering of wall lanterns at bottom left add a cozy touch.

Modern Farmhouse Staircase with RunnerPhoto by M House Development


Painted white woodwork pairs with subway tile in the modern farmhouse kitchen. Dark counter tops and wood floors keep the kitchen from looking cold and sterile. And I love that hood vent!

Large White Farmhouse KitchenPhoto by M House Development


I’m lovin’ the look of window inserts painted black while the trim around the window is left white.

Large White Farmhouse KitchenPhoto by M House Development


Today’s modern farmhouse has an open floor concept. Right off the kitchen is the farmhouse table and to the left is the family room. A subtle wallpaper softens the open room while adding visual interest.

Farmhouse Style Dining Room in Chicago SuburbsPhoto by M House Development


The family room houses a collection of black and white furniture with a simple black chandelier overhead. I love all the windows in this home. That’s a thing of mine – I have to live in a house with plenty of windows. Maybe it’s because I’m claustrophobic.

Farmhouse Style Family Room in Black and WhitePhoto by M House Development


What do you think of interior doors painted black? I’m thinking of painting some of my interior darks a super dark shade of gray – almost black but not quite. I can always paint them white again if I don’t like the look.

Farmhouse Hallway in Black and WhitePhoto by M House Development


Complementary patterns appear in one of the bathrooms. Subway tile, a striped shower curtain, and a buffalo check floor play well together.

Black and White Modern Farmhouse BathroomPhoto by M House Development


A modern farmhouse fireplace warms the master bedroom. So romantic!

Farmhouse Style Bedroom with Canopy BedPhoto by M House Development


The master bathroom is a dream come true! I like that the commode has its own separate room – and the tile floor is so pretty.

Gorgeous and Spacious Master Bedroom in Black and WhitePhoto by M House Development


A free standing tub enjoys a pretty “disco” chandelier.

White Free Standing Bath TubPhoto by M House Development


A bit of color makes its appearance in the spacious laundry room. I’d enjoy washing and folding clothes a whole lot more if I had a room like this to do it in. 

Large Laundry Room with Navy Blue CabinetryPhoto by M House Development


The laundry also serves as a mud room of sorts. There’s a space to hang jackets, store shoes, and place hats and gloves in cabinets or drawers.

Navy Blue Mud Room Coat RackPhoto by M House Development

Is this modern farmhouse by M House Development missing anything? It seems like perfection to me!

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Vintage Farmhouse Tour

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  1. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    This great! Love black and white. My very favorite is the black and white bath (I am a quilter, so I like stripes/checks together).

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  2. I don’t know…just doesn’t say HOME to me. But I love the orderliness of the spaces.

  3. I just love it all . Great lighting. I also love the black frames.

  4. I’ve been very apprehensive about painting our doors black or a dark color but have wanted to for a super long time. Who know, maybe this is the year! Loved the tour.

  5. Kim Lennie says:

    I’m one for lots of windows too I like the outdoors to come in. But as I did like some of the features I did find this house a little too modern for me.

  6. Look at Rhoda’s house from Southern Hospitality. I’m her last house her doors were dark brown and in her new house there black or charcoal. Just beautiful.

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love all those windows for the natural light to come in.

  8. I’m afraid this house is much too white for me. I don’t mind white painted walls in smaller homes, but in a home this large, it’s like a too bright lightbulb that is on constantly. I do love the subtle color in the family room wallpaper, the color in the bathrooms and the color in the laundry. The family room is my favorite room of all – calm but warm. I love black or charcoal painted doors when the walls are white, although I like them white to match the trim when there is color on the walls. I also like the black painted window inserts and wish I had them in my large sliding glass door rather than white.
    It is a beautiful home and I’m sure will be loved by whomever lives there.

  9. Char Fisher says:

    The home is beautiful and I love the kitchen…..but just a little too sterile for my taste. I like warm woods, etc to make it more warm and cozy. I am from the old school I suppose. I enjoyed the tour though as I love to see what others are doing as far as decorating. Personally I like the “old farmhouse look”…LOL but that is just me. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Katrina Tschida says:

    I love this look, especially the doors and windows. Could you tell me what company built those?

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