Architecture and design ideas for modern farmhouses, barns, and modern out buildings represent a wish to get back to the land. Here we present ideas for renovating old buildings as well as examples of new modern construction in the country.

8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream
The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.
8 Modern American Farmhouses
With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone...
8 Distinct Ways of Living in Japan
Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.
8 Ways to Organize Your Books with Storage Cubbies
Everyone dreams of owning an expansive home library filled with thumbed-through classics, but a cubby and library card is often...
8 Ways to Refresh and Personalize Your Kitchen
From updating hardware and faucets to layering colors and textures, here are some ideas to kickstart a kitchen makeover that...
8 Structures and Spaces That Use Mirrored or Reflective Surfaces in Interesting Ways
Mirrors have long been associated with magic and illusion.
1860s Stable Modernized in Melbourne
On a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two...
8 Inspiring Minimalist Bathrooms
Streamline your plumbing and simplify your bathing ritual with inspiration from these minimalist bathrooms in the Dwell canon.
Modernizing An Historic House in the Pyrenees
How Spanish Architects generated a new and contemporary space for living while respecting its historic envelope.
Modern Farmer's 10 Ways to Update the Classic Farmhouse
Print quarterly, website, and online marketplace dedicated to the art of farming and the people doing it well, Modern Farmer,...
8 Inspirational Island Prefabs
The idea of island living is as aspirational as it gets.
8 Modern Driveways
These various modern homes prove that the driveway is just as important to a piece of architecture as the rest of the design.
A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials
Caleb Johnson Studio combined materials recovered from a vintage farmstead, as well as a midcentury modern teardown, to create...
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
8 Stylish London Apartments
Many Londoners are known for having a well-honed sense of style, so it’s no surprise that Dwell has covered a number of...
12 Modern Ways to Decorate With Flowers
Though some may believe that flowers are more fit for traditional interiors or country homes, there's actually lots of modern...
8 Modern Paneled Rooms
In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood.
8 Subterranean Homes That Are Out of This World
Though it's not typical, building a home underground can offer an alternative way of living that may fit with the lifestyle...
A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
8 Modern In-Law Units
You may recognize an Accessory Dwelling Unit (or ADU) by one of its many other names, including in-law unit, granny flat, laneway...

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