In recent years, the allure of owning a farmhouse has surged. People increasingly seek a break from the hectic urban life, desiring to retreat into nature for tranquility and relaxation. These rural havens are transformed into cozy vacation spots surrounded by lush greenery and picturesque views. As cities grow more crowded and parks become scarcer, the appeal of serene spaces to enjoy nature intensifies.

A farmhouse embodies a unique blend of architectural charm, rural ambiance, and functional versatility, setting it apart as an iconic symbol of countryside living. It is a residential property in the agricultural surroundings.


There are several types of farmhouses and instinctively one type but in many beautiful types and categories. Designers love to experiment with these types, creating stunning and captivating designs. There are no hard and fast rules or precise definitions for each category, so let’s explore a few popular styles to spark your imagination.

Coastal Farmhouse – This style combines the rustic charm of traditional farmhouses with the relaxed and breezy vibe of coastal living. It typically features elements such as weathered wood, natural textures, neutral colors, and nautical accents. It often incorporates elements inspired by the seaside.

French Farmhouse – It typically features elements such as exposed wooden beams, stone or brick accents, wrought iron fixtures, and antique furniture. This style often incorporates natural materials and earthy tones, evoking a sense of warmth and authenticity.

Scandinavian Farmhouse – It is basically inspired by the house of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. It has clean lines, light and airy spaces, natural materials such as wood and stone, and a neutral color palette. This style often prioritizes simplicity, functionality, and natural light.

Contemporary Farmhouse – It is all about simplicity, functionality, and minimalism, while still maintaining the cozy and inviting feel. It may also include elements of industrial or mid-century modern design, creating a unique and stylish aesthetic that combines the best of both worlds.

Remember, there’s no limit to creativity when it comes to mixing and matching elements from different types of Farmhouses. So whether you’re drawn to the tranquil allure of coastal living or the sleek lines of contemporary design, there’s a farmhouse style waiting to be discovered that perfectly suits your vision and lifestyle.

Purpose and Planning

Whether intended as a weekend getaway, a retirement home, or a rental investment, constructing a farmhouse construction requires careful planning, especially regarding costs. From selecting the perfect farmland to designing a farmhouse that balances aesthetics, decor, and functionality, numerous decisions impact your budget.

If you’re planning to buy a farmhouse, here are key factors influencing the design and construction costs:


The cost of land is a primary factor. It varies significantly based on the location…

  1. Rural Land –  Generally more affordable but might lack infrastructure.
  2. Semi-Urban Land – Moderately priced with better access to amenities.
  3. Prime Locations – Expensive due to proximity to urban centers and developed infrastructure.


Before purchasing land, several legal and registration fees must be considered:

  1. Attorney fees
  2. Notary fees 
  3. Surveying fees
  4. Land Registry fees
  5. Transfer tax
  6. Processing fees
  7. Brokerage fees and many other costs are accumulated in these types of land buying process. 


Site Analysis and Surveying Crucial for understanding land terrain, levels, and features through “Topographical Surveys” and investigating soil composition and stability through “Geotechnical Surveys.

  1. Architectural Design in which we have many designs that are very important in the farmland purchase process. Firstly “Conceptual Designs” are the initial sketches based on the owner’s requirements. “Schematic Design” which is preliminary designs that include basic floor plans and exterior views. And the most important “Construction Documents” where all the specifications and detailed plans of the construction are provided.
  1. Engineering Services – “Structural and Civil Engineering” involves designing the structural framework of the building, planning for drainage, grading, and utilities. 

[And nowadays the drawings and designs for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) are provided by the architects themselves]

  1. Landscape Design – This involves three crucial stages. “Site Planning” includes the layout of gardens, pathways, and other outdoor spaces. “Planting Design”, a selection of plants, trees, and other landscaping elements. And the most vital is “Irrigation Design”, which plans for efficient water usage and irrigation systems.
  1. Interior Designing – This includes from “Spatial Planning’’ to the final touches of “Finishes and Furnishings”
  1. Project Management – This is crucial in property development, it involves “Overseeing the construction process”, “Detailed costing and financial planning”, and “Developing timelines for project completion”  making sure all the different parts come together harmoniously to create the final masterpiece.

Each of these categories involves specific expertise and costs that contribute to the successful development of the land.


  1. Civil Work – This includes the foundation, structure, masonry, plastering, and roofing.
  1. Material Costs – 
  • Bricks and Cement: Essential for the foundation and walls. 
  • Steel: Used for reinforcement.
  • Sand and Gravel: Required for concrete mix
  • Luxury Elements: Elements like marble, sapphire,stones for elevating the space according your taste
  1. Labor Costs – Labor costs vary by region but generally account for about 20-30% of the total construction cost.

It’s important to keep in mind that the costs of building a farmhouse can differ a lot depending on where you’re building, how big the project is, and what materials you use. So, giving an exact estimate is tricky. But, knowing the main factors can help you plan better. Generally, the cost of building grand farmhouses commences around Rs. 4000 per square foot, adjusting based on factors such as space requirements, amenities, and other considerations. Before starting, do some research and find out the prices in your area. This way, you can prepare and budget more accurately for your dream farmhouse.


When building a Farmhouse you have to first find out that the land is even permitted to build commercial, industrial or residential property. It’s important to check if the land is suitable for construction, as some agricultural areas may have restrictions against building structures.

You’ll need to apply for a “Change of Land (CLU) application” and submit it to the relevant office for approval. The rules vary from state to state, but generally, a minimum of 1 acre of farmland is required, with only 10% of the land allowed for the farmhouse, while the rest must remain as open space. 

[Additionally, the Farmland should only be for personal use or you can use it for farming and growing crops.]


  • Himachal Pradesh – The mountains offer peace and cool weather
  • Uttrakhand – The hills have clean air and beautiful views.                                                      
  • Punjab – The flat land is fertile and easy to farm.
  • Maharashtra – The diverse landscape has good soil and climate for crops.
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands – The islands have fresh air and scenic beauty.
  • Kerala – The green fields and backwaters are perfect for growing crops.
  • Tamil Nadu – The warm climate and fertile soil support many types of farming.
  • Coorg – The coffee plantations and hills provide a peaceful setting.
  • Nandi Hills –  The pleasant climate and scenic views are ideal for a farmhouse.
  • Goa – The beaches and relaxed lifestyle make it a great place to live.

Building a farmhouse is a substantial investment, requiring meticulous planning and understanding of various cost components. With the right approach, it can be a rewarding endeavor, providing a serene retreat and potential financial returns.


At Gouri Ekmeet Designs, we love designing farmhouses as it provide a canvas for our boundless creativity. Who wouldn’t love crafting grand spaces that captivate and inspire?

We take care of every detail, with our expertise in end-to-end project management from design to construction. This ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for you. Sit back and relish the journey as we transform your vision into reality. With our proven skills you can trust us to deliver exceptional results from start to finish.

We are committed to using only premium materials, ensuring that your farmhouse stands the test of time, and ensuring durability and longevity for generations to come. Our decade-old team of skilled workers will make sure your farmhouse construction project is not only functional but also gives an opulent feel. 

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