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Creative and Cozy Countryside Homes

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Paul McCartney sang it best on Ram: "I look high, I look low // I'm lookin' everywhere I go // lookin' for a home in the heart of the country." In honor of the epic search for that idyllic rural abode, we've corralled 10 modern spaces that are sure to get you house hunting.

“This is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, almost domestic, and...
The kids room is outfitted with built-in bunk beds.
Doors and triple-glazed casement windows from Loewen work hard to form a tight thermal envelope.
Though small, Treanor’s house feels spacious thanks to an open kitchen and a tranquil mezzanine.
Adding 290 square feet to this already small (just 566 square feet) black A-frame in Brecht, Belgium, was all the local...
For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition...
In Sweden, architect Bengt Mattias Carlsson created a pavilion adjacent to a residence dating from the late 1800s.
A wood-burning stove from Harvia, of Finland, heats the sauna.
Built-in benches function both as seating and as spare beds in the living room.
Blocked from the wind, a deck at the rear of the house is a favorite place for sunbathing and also shelters planters of...
A narrow building next to the main structure houses storage and an outdoor kitchen.
The restrained 820-square-foot interior is defined by the angular ceiling.
North Haven locals nonplussed by Bobbie Callahan and Ed Hayes’s unusual retreat lit upon its cinematic qualities,...
Campbell’s Little Bird swing flies high alongside modern classics like the Eames shell chairs and Saarinen Tulip table.
Arba, the architecture firm founded by Jean-Baptiste Barache and Sihem Lamine, designed a 1,786-square-foot residence...
Glass doors printed with a serigraphy technique (above) are on two sides of the house.
Prefab house in Muskö,...
The home is made up of two parts: a rear wing containing the studio and a guest room, and the north-facing living...
The kids, Archie, Linus, and Olive, stand in the kitchen, beneath the strand board–clad stairwell that leads to the...
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