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...
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...
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"...
This Cor-Ten Steel Cabin Is a Woodland Escape for the Generations
A couple ask Olson Kundig to build on a family legacy in Vermont.
Nature Drove the Design of This Sculptural, Cor-Ten Steel House
Nature informs every aspect of a Northern California residence.
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.
9 Cor-Ten Steel Homes That Have Aged to Perfection
Over time, these homes have taken on beautiful, earthen tones, settling into their natural surroundings.
A Striking Cor-Ten Steel Home Seeks $3M in Sonoma
Designed by Mork-Ulnes Architects, the Triple Barn House is a rustic retreat made of glass, concrete, and steel.
Entirely Clad in Cor-Ten Steel, This Award-Winning Home by Fred Fisher Lists for $5.9M
Three chic pavilions and a central courtyard, connected by verandas, define this boxy but beautiful residence.
Head to This Cor-Ten Steel Cabin Perched on an Australian Gorge
Oikos is a sculptural hideaway set on a private homestead in Hepburn Springs, where guests can bask in sprawling views while...
A Tiny Cor-Ten Steel Cabin Is in Perfect Sync With the Surrounding Woods
Winkelman Architecture delivers grown-up summer-camp vibes with this unassuming retreat on the coast of Maine.
A Cor-Ten Steel Home Rocks Heavy Metal Vibes in the Netherlands
A multidisciplinary team turns an early 1900s garage in Utrecht into an artful home made of wood, brick, and Cor-Ten steel.
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...
An Architect’s Ojai Home Is an Ode to Italy Wrapped in Cor-Ten Steel
Architect Fred Fisher’s California residence recalls family memories of la dolce vita.
An Architect Builds a Monumental Cor-Ten Steel Prefab for His Family in Arizona
This 5,000-square-foot home made from steel, concrete, and glass took less than five months to build—but it’ll last forever.
A Cor-Ten Steel Retreat Rises From an Iron-Rich Hillside in Sonoma
Triple Barn is a steel-clad retreat inspired by rustic dwellings and the surrounding countryside.
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...
A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
Three Cor-Ten Steel Pavilions Make Up This Art Collectors’ Rugged Retreat
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects design a dramatic home set within their architectural village in Nova Scotia, Canada.
10 Dwell-Approved, New-Old Homes in the UK
These 10 modern renovations take history into account.
A Cor-Ten Steel Home Set on Six Acres in California Wine Country Lists for $2.9M
Designed by Mork Ulnes Architects, this glass, steel, and concrete structure perches above Sonoma County and illuminates the lush...
Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete
An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.
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.
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-Clad Prefab Modules Perch Lightly in Northern California
Two architects collaborate on a modular compound that celebrates an unspoiled Sonoma landscape.
A Blue House Clad With Corrugated Steel Blends Into the Scandinavian Sky
Situated west of Copenhagen in Roskilde, Denmark, the Blå Hus features a bright exterior that shields a wood-clad addition to a...
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
Clad in Stainless Steel, a Commanding Midcentury in England Wants $3.2M
This award-winning, renovated midcentury abode features an arresting, stainless-steel exterior and several courtyards.
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.
A Compact, Steel-Clad Home Slots Into a Narrow Lot in Osaka, Japan
There’s a place for everything in the warm, wood-lined interior of the Toolbox House.
Budget Breakdown: A Steel-Clad Prefab Blends Into a Lush Forest for $665K
A steep hillside and rushing creek define a family’s prefab retreat in New Hampshire.
A Concrete-Clad Farmhouse in Denmark Draws From Local Rural Vernacular
Copenhagen-based architecture studio NORRØN crafts a contemporary farmhouse that takes cues from the region’s traditional...
Man of Steel
The Seattle prince of architectural gizmos is branching out into a new line of hardware fashioned from bars and pipes.
The Iconic, Midcentury Home That Peter Womersley Designed For Bernat Klein Asks $1.02M
Designed by the late-British architect Peter Womersley in 1957 for the celebrated textile designer Bernat Klein, the single-story...
Part Apartment, Part Boutique Hotel, Eden Locke Brings a New Brand of Comfort to Edinburgh
Designed by lauded architects Grzywinski+Pons, the new aparthotel features impeccable interiors, bespoke furnishings, and...
The Renovation of a Canadian Farmhouse Uncovers a Log Cabin Hidden Inside
Adapting to the discovery, VFA Architecture + Design incorporates the room in the renovation of this southern Ontario retreat.

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