Farm House Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

The term Farm House as a property type in Washington Metro can bring differing images to mind, from small and simple to the type of plantation manor that evokes an era of genteel affluence. As an architectural type, farm houses (also spelled as a single word) in the area range from 18th century Colonial center-hall to 19th century Greek Revival with columns to early 1900's Queen Anne (the latter being a subset of Victorian). But while there is not one truly definitive style, you're most apt to find the farm house term associated with Victorians with wraparound porch and railings. 

Farm houses (also known as folk houses) were homes in rural locations, usually designed for practicality and to function around a farming lifestyle. Some were built by the owners themselves and others by local builders. Sometimes landowners picked a style from a pattern book or catalog and very often, the homes went through a long period of mixing, matching and additions or wings to the sides or back. A great majority of farmhouses came with porches. Another commonality has been the effects and ravages of time – exposure to storm water, mold, roof-rot, the harsh sun and structural problems stemming from ad-hoc additions tend to take their toll. To learn more about Farmhouse style homes in Washington DC metro area, start browsing the active MLS listings below!

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Photo of Listing #FX9941052

1013 Turkey Run Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$2,800,000

MLS#: FX9941052
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2173 Sqft, 1.44 Acres
Residential

2036 Rhode Island Ave

MCLEAN, VA
$2,349,000

MLS#: FX9999363
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
7092 Sqft, 0.34 Acres
Residential

4125 34th St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,972,800

MLS#: AR9971284
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
5691 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

4825 Derussey Pkwy

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$1,895,000

MLS#: MC10029794
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4750 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

1834 Kirkwood Pl

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,849,000

MLS#: AR10054971
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
1400 Sqft, 0.24 Acres
Residential

4825 Derussey Pkwy

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$1,799,000

MLS#: MC10077587
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4750 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

3005 Franklin Rd N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,799,000

MLS#: AR9991254
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
3110 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9944372

2776 Chain Bridge Rd

VIENNA, VA
$1,699,000

MLS#: FX9944372
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
5511 Sqft, 0.82 Acres
Residential

3020 West Ox Rd

OAK HILL, VA
$1,699,000

MLS#: FX9997206
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
3252 Sqft, 4.81 Acres
Residential

816 Park Ave

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$1,650,000

MLS#: FA9936920
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4600 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

2615 Powhatan St

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,645,000

MLS#: AR9795515
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
868 Sqft, 0.13 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC8501951

13321 Manor Stone Dr

DARNESTOWN, MD
$1,599,000

MLS#: MC8501951
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
6667 Sqft, 5.45 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9972622

12231 Chapel Rd

CLIFTON, VA
$1,595,000

MLS#: FX9972622
4 Bed, 4 Bath
5893 Sqft, 5 Acres
Residential

816 Park Ave

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$1,595,000

MLS#: FA10074355
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4600 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR9978634

1801 Nelson St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,569,000

MLS#: AR9978634
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
4332 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

 

Farm House Style Homes in Washington DC Most of the earliest homes in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia were farm houses. By definition they tended to be on large plots of land and associated with various agricultural industries from the tobacco trade to dairy to the constant need for wheat and corn. They were sometimes located near the Potomac River or its tributaries and grist mills. Sometimes they were in the vicinity of railroads, sometimes simply out in the middle of nowhere. As Washington Metro moved into the modern age of residential development, things began to change. Land became subdivided, new homes were built and old ones were leveled. Some farmhouses survived, many more didn't.

Enough of history lessons, where do you buy the perfect farm house and what's it going to cost? The existing inventory isn't high but it covers a lot of geography. There's properties in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun in Virginia, as well as Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland. There's fewer in DC but they do exist. Low-six figure listings are rare with a majority occupying the high-six and seven-figure territory. Still too general? Take a few minutes and browse the search engine. If you make your money in the tech sector and want that farmer's life, it's doable – a couple million and you're in with a historic home, stables and a pool. Plus the crops of course.

 

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Listing information last updated on October 21st, 2017 at 2:32am EDT.