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July 4, 2013
For many, the 4th of July conjures up thoughts of hot dogs, fireworks, and flags but the 4th of July reminds us of one of the most classic of American dreams—a perfect little home to call your own. Here we take a look at five idyllic modern homes across rural America.
Modern master bedroom with custom-built walnut bed and nightstands

 

Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.

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Originally appeared in Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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Rustic modern farmhouse interior

BLAIR NICHE PROJECT

At just $167 per square foot, this high-design, low-cost barn in rural Wisconsin is an American idyll.

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LIVING IN A 1912 SCHOOLHOUSE

In rural Wisconsin, a family transforms a one-room schoolhouse dating from 1912 into a cozy weekend getaway.

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The Hupert-Kinmont house lies low in a century-old apple orchard, far from neighboring houses. The spaciousness of the rural surroundings is echoed inside.

FERTILE GROUNDS

Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll. And with the voracious design appetites of a family of gastronomically inclined clients, this concrete prefab construction is quite literally a moveable feast of a home.

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Originally appeared in Fertile Grounds
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MODERN IN THE COUNTRY

Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical country fodder—but they would showcase their design sensibility with a not-so-typical modern abode. Enlisting Matthew Coates of Coates Design, the outcome is a modern home that, while striking, is still a natural fit in the country location.

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Originally appeared in Modern in the Country
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Modern master bedroom with custom-built walnut bed and nightstands

 

Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.

Photo by Joe Pugliese.

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