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Top 4 Great Southern Farmhouse Designs

The Great Southern region is Western Australia’s second largest agricultural producer and while the focus may be on grains and livestock, it offers an unmatched lifestyle and a safe, friendly and connected community. 

The region’s 11 local government areas extend some 250 kilometres along the southern coast and encompass productive rural lands that are perfect for those looking for a change of pace and a little touch of paradise. Attractions include rugged coastline, white sandy beaches, forests, wildflowers, wineries and the highest peaks in southern Western Australia. For the 38,000+ people who call the city of Albany home, there’s an abundance of local infrastructure and services to enhance the Great Southern experience. 

If you’re looking to buy land in the Great Southern you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are rural blocks available and our farmhouse-style house designs are perfectly suited. With grand facades, large and expansive windows, open-plan layouts and impressive spaciousness, our farmhouse-style house designs ooze ‘wow’ factor with modern conveniences. 

Here are four farmhouse-style house designs you should consider…

Contemporary

Our clever contemporary designs combine the best of farmhouse style with all the modern materials and finishes you could hope for. Embracing the outdoors, they allow you to capture your stunning views from both the front and rear of your home and can include living spaces that are just right for the lifestyle of today. Like the sound of a home theatre or activity room for the kids? Want a butler’s pantry or chef’s kitchen? Chasing the entertainer’s dream or a light-filled open plan living and dining area? Our contemporary designs let you have it all while still maintaining that beautiful farmhouse feel. 

House designs to consider: 

  • Charles Contemporary – adds a touch of eco-retreat to your rural escape.
  • Bodega Bay – features a welcoming entrance and large master suite.
  • Pickering Brook – offers zoned spaces, bold colours and clean lines for a super stylish finish.
  • Bedford Contemporary – channelling inspiration from rural ski chalets, this design offers the ultimate in farmhouse luxury. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and even a wine cellar!

Hamptons

There’s lots to love about our Hamptons-inspired house designs. With endless living spaces and timeless Hampton’s charm, our designs combine traditional architectural features with sophisticated coastal style. Delight and entertain guests with grand alfresco areas, double entry sliding doors, oversized kitchens complete with a scullery, and bedroom zones positioned to suit both the young and old. Where the country meets the coast, our Hampton’s-inspired house designs are large enough to cater for the masses but also intimate enough for smaller gatherings and time spent as a family. It’s the best of both worlds in more ways than one!

House designs to consider: 

  • Bedford Hamptons – luxurious family living in grand proportions with over 280 square metres of living space. 
  • Bodega Bay Hamptons – an entertainer’s dream, this design features a grand alfresco area in the centre of the home. 
  • Ferguson Valley Hamptons – thoughtfully designed to accommodate a small family it’s split over two-levels and features a striking stone wall for great home appeal. 
  • Charles Hamptons – with its tiled roof, decorative window bars and weatherboard cladding this the epitome of Hampton’s design. 

Federation

Take a trip down memory lane and feel the warmth and character of our federation-style house designs. Choose from iconic federation features like intricate gable panelling, deep reds and dark browns, crisp white ornamental brackets and columns, sweeping verandahs and grand entry halls. Combine this with modern living spaces (think home theatres and open-plan living areas), plenty of storage and spaces to entertain and your federation-style home offers a contemporary lifestyle that’s full of heritage charm. 

House designs to consider: 

  • Pickering Brook Federation – offers plenty of space for the family and an iconically federation-style exterior. 
  • Stables Federation – features a welcoming facade and tons of warmth and character thanks to a front verandah and entry porch.
  • Ferguson Valley Federation – enjoy two stories, an amazing kitchen, and a neutral palette that will never go out of style.
  • Charles Federation – you’ll love the intricate gabel panelling and half-height render and the interior of the home is just as pleasing!

Mid-Century

Our Mid-Century house designs combine clean and bold lines with a perfect contrast of proportions, colours, materials and textures. Homes offer a memorable and striking street presence and are designed to tick the boxes for families of all shapes and sizes. 

Plunkett Homes’ Mid-Century house designs offer architecture in its purest form – simple, functional and eye-catching. They offer seamless indoor and outdoor flow and connect you with nature in the most beautiful way. Homes offer floor to ceiling windows, flat planes, changes in elevation, and a deep appreciation for healthy living – mirroring a northern-European way of life. 

House designs to consider: 

  • Charles Mid-Century – designed to make the most of any aspect with large sliding doors to the front and rear of the open plan living area. 
  • Ferguson Valley Mid-Century – perfectly combines contrast of proportions, colours and materials for a winning Mid-Century design. 
  • Pickering Brook Mid-Century – as typically Mid-Century as you can get – simple, functional and connected to your outdoor spaces. 
  • Bodega Bay Mid Century – think high-end eco resort and seamless indoor outdoor flow. 

Why farmhouse-style? 

The classic Australian homestead has long been a favourite when building on an acreage block and thanks to clever design principles used by Plunkett Homes, you can achieve the farmhouse feel without compromising on contemporary must-haves. 

Farmhouse designs typically look good from all angles and take advantage of an open outlook. You’ll enjoy lots of space, with generous-sized rooms and open plan areas that are perfect for entertaining. The Great Southern is a connected community after all! 


Plunkett Homes farmhouse-style house designs – be it contemporary, Hampton’s inspired, federation or Mid-Century – have maximum functionality in mind and thoughtful touches that take full advantage of the Great Southern way of life. Talk to the team today about choosing a house design that’s right for you and your land.