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.

This Farmhouse is a Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Dream
From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with...
Explore a Prefabricated House For Sale in England That's Clad With Cor-Ten Steel
Perched along the banks of the River Ouse near the historic English town of Lewes is a Cor-Ten steel house with a "carved-away"...
Go Off-Grid in This Prefabricated Cor-Ten Steel Cabin
Available for as low as $55,000, the Artist Bothy is a multipurpose, prefab hut designed to promote a creative spark in residents.
Nature Drove the Design of This Sculptural, Cor-Ten Steel House in Northern California
Nature informs every aspect of a Northern California residence.
Historic Gasworks Cottage With a Modern Cor-Ten Steel Addition Hits the Market
Overlooking the English countryside in the Cotswolds village of Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, this historic property marries...
This Renovated Scottish Farmhouse With Sinuous Interior Walls Is a Jaw-Dropper
A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating...
A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
Merging Old and New With These 10 Modern Renovations in Scotland
The thought of Scottish homes often conjures a vision of stone row houses nestled together on cobblestone streets, rolling green...
Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete
An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.
Dwell Home Tours: A Renovated 17th-Century Farmhouse in Scotland
A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating...
A Renovated Farmhouse in the Hamptons Hits the Market at $2.8M
Nestled on an organic farm, this modern farmhouse in East Hampton features separate guest quarters and a horse barn.
Weathered Steel Clads a $4.7M Home Near London’s Kew Gardens
A modern construction in the historic context of the Kew Green Conservation Area in southwest London, the award-winning Kew House...
An Astounding Steel-Clad Home Under a Railway Viaduct in London Asks $1.4M
An award-winning live/work space that currently holds a family residence and photography studio defies the constraints of the...
A Steel Mesh Curtain Wraps Around This Renovated Australian Home
Taking a cue from Japanese architecture, Hiro-En House in Melbourne features a deep veranda shaded by a stainless-steel mesh...
On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech
In a leafy Toronto neighborhood, a Cor-Ten–clad family home is wired for the future.
Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and...
This Cor-Ten House in Brazil Would Not Be Complete Without its Giant Home Library
A modern dwelling by Brazilian design firm Atria cohesively embraces simplicity and abstraction.
Stay in a Modern Tin Cottage on Scotland’s Isle of Skye
On the northwestern tip of Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a vacation rental that's inspired by the region’s traditional “crofter...
Steel the Scene
Two architects collaborate on a modular compound that celebrates an unspoiled Sonoma landscape.
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.