New Build Modern Farmhouse Home Tour with Jessica of The Old Barn

We’re back with another home tour and I’m thrilled to be sharing one so amazing. If you’re new to the Farmhouse Living blog, once a month mom and I share a home tour of another homebody that has tons of inspiration to give.

Today we’re share Jessica of The Old Barn’s new build modern farmhouse. Jessica and her husband built their home in 2019 and she designed the floor plan herself. The flow of the floor plan is amazing and there is so much intention with every single space. If you’re in the market for a floor plan Jessica sells hers on her website. I can’t wait for you to see all the thought she put into the home.



Let’s start with the exterior! The home exterior is white board and batten with a red brick water table for function and interest. Board and batten has become popular in home exteriors as the modern farmhouse style has grown in popularity, but we also love that it’s classic and has a history. Before plywood, builders used the widest boards they could make from a tree. They attached the wide boards vertically and then covered the seam with a narrow (cheaper and easier to find) batten strip to keep the elements out. Although this style is considered more modern today, we don’t see it going out of style any time soon.

You’re instantly welcomed by the big front porch. I love the natural wood front doors and the soft blue tone shutters. The palette here is classic and so inviting. Jessica, how often can I come over for coffee on the porch? ☕️


One of my favorite parts of Jessica’s home is that it lures you in. It’s an open concept, but the entry draws you into the main spaces. I love the way Jessica says this in the video tour. You’re immediately greeted with character from the millwork on the wall and the leaded glass transom that leads you into the next space. Jessica said she found this at an architectural salvage place and had to grab it.

In the entry, when you look to the right you see a gorgeous office with a coastal touch. Jessica and her husband DIYed the built in’s in this room. I love this because it shows that you don’t have to complete every single detail when building a home.


This room is magic! The gorgeous ceilings with beams and v-groove immediately draw your eyes up. The big windows invite nature into the space. The fireplace adds an extra dose of cozy. It truly feels like a getaway.

In the video you’ll hear Jessica talk about the beams on the fireplace came from an 1800’s farmhouse adding another layer of character to this new build. You’ll see she featured these beams in another area of the house as well.

I love that her furniture here is all classic. Nothing too trendy, but still so in style with the traditional farmhouse touch. If you’re looking to stay in style for a long time simply shop Jessica’s living room.


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I need y’all to mentally prepare yourself here because this one is a BEAUTY! This farmhouse kitchen has a European flair that is so Pinterest-worthy. The first thing that caught my eye is these gorgeous quartzite countertops. She even used the stone to give an apron to the sink giving a node to the traditional farmhouse sink in a very unique way. Having a sink this pretty might make you WANT to do the dishes.

The next detail that had me swooning was the beams that she also used in the living room on the fireplace. The frame the sink and add the perfect amount of warmth to the all-white kitchen.

Another notable feature was the big gorgeous vent hood with the herringbone tile. You’ll notice that Jessica used two 30” ranges rather than one 60”. This saved her thousands of dollars but still gives the same look and function. I loved this hack so much.

Her dining is in the middle of the kitchen and dining giving plenty of space to entertain, but also practically accessible for everyday meals. The dining room also has a touch of coastal with the detailing on the chandelier and the painted blue buffet piece.


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The master bedroom feels like an oasis. It brings the board and batten look inside and all the neutral tones makes it feel extra cozy. I love the pendants over the bed. It’s such a unique way to dress up the room.

In the video, Jessica highlights the symmetry in her bathroom. I would buy Jessica’s floor plan just for the bathroom alone. It feels like a spa and tucks the functional aspects away in the right places.


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Jessica called the upstairs the wild west. This is where the kiddos hang out. I love how Jessica said that she lets the kids make their own choices in their rooms. Of course, you see a designer touch in all the rooms upstairs, but you see contributions from the kids in each room.


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Jessica thank you SO MUCH for letting us tour your beautiful home. It’s packed with character and inspiration and we’d like to come over every day and hang out if that’s okay 😋If you want more inspiration make sure to follow Jessica on Instagram at @The.Old.Barn and she also shares helpful tips on her blog. We hope you enjoyed!

You can view more home tours by following the link here. If you are interested in being featured on the Farmhouse Living blog with a home tour you can reach out here! We’d love to get to know you.

📷 Many of these photos are pulled off Jessica’s Instagram mixed in with a few I took.


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  1. Lovely!! Can you please share where you purchased master bed? There are two different beds in both pics. Love both but looking forward the one without the nail heads. Thank you!!

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