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 #MDMC664810

11 E Lenox St

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$3,595,000

MLS#: MDMC664810
6 Bed, 6 Bath
4891 Sqft, 0.26 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAAR147282

3516 Valley St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$2,799,900

MLS#: VAAR147282
7 Bed, 7½ Bath
7066 Sqft, 0.33 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAAR103724

3411 N Woodrow St

ARLINGTON, VA
$2,749,917

MLS#: VAAR103724
6 Bed, 7 Bath
6737 Sqft
Residential

1736 N Albemarle St

MCLEAN, VA
$2,695,000

MLS#: VAFX1061910
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
8294 Sqft, 0.35 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #1009993150

4674 25th St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$2,174,500

MLS#: 1009993150
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
6200 Sqft, 0.27 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MDMC664032

4412 Walsh St

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$2,150,000

MLS#: MDMC664032
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3096 Sqft, 0.17 Acres
Residential

2256 N Wakefield St

ARLINGTON, VA
$2,000,000

MLS#: VAAR149694
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
5668 Sqft, 0.21 Acres
Residential

5013 35th St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,950,000

MLS#: VAAR150278
6 Bed, 7 Bath
6427 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

7127 Merrimac Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$1,899,995

MLS#: VAFX365958
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
5804 Sqft, 0.74 Acres
Residential

6506 Engel Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$1,899,000

MLS#: VAFX1067788
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
6793 Sqft, 0.29 Acres
Residential

8808 Chalon Dr

BETHESDA, MD
$1,800,000

MLS#: 1005047211
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
8000 Sqft, 1.01 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1053132

1813 Lansing Ct

MCLEAN, VA
$1,799,000

MLS#: VAFX1053132
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
5829 Sqft, 0.25 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX998766

123 Oak St Sw

VIENNA, VA
$1,749,000

MLS#: VAFX998766
5 Bed, 7½ Bath
4615 Sqft, 0.33 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MDMC659512

5311 Tuscarawas Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$1,679,000

MLS#: MDMC659512
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4967 Sqft, 0.36 Acres
Residential

6006 Cornell Ave

GLEN ECHO, MD
$1,650,000

MLS#: MDMC664258
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
4227 Sqft, 0.17 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 June 20th, 2019 at 3:45am EDT.