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.

Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio
At first sight, the plain barn adjacent to Lone and Søren Asmusson’s home in Farum, Denmark, looks like any other thatched barn...
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
Artist Reinvents the Contemporary Art Experience
Sargam Griffin, a contemporary artist located in Healdsburg, California, is reinventing the art experience.
A Modern Farmhouse in the Colorado Mountains Teems With Art
Studio B Architecture + Interiors allow one couple’s art and artifacts to take center stage in this modern farmhouse in Aspen.
A Shipping Container Turns Into a Backyard Architecture Studio
Built for $200,000 and lowered into place by crane, a compact cargotecture office perfectly slots into an architect’s backyard.
An Art Deco Dwelling Receives a Sleek, Contemporary Extension
Originally built in 1938, the revived Shadow House in Melbourne merges contemporary and Art Deco features.
Spotlight on Multidisciplinary Danish Design Studio, Norm Architects
With a sleek and minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic and a portfolio that includes industrial design, residential architecture,...
An Art Studio That Would Make Picasso Jealous
In Toronto, a painter accustomed to crashing in his studio created an airy artistic haven with both working and living quarters...
At Her Hudson Valley Studio, Paula Hayes Explores the Intersection of Art and Nature
The landscape artist offers a glimpse into her charming art studio as well as her creative process.
Meet a Spanish Creative Studio That Turns Everything Into Colorful Eye Candy
The Valencia-based creative consultancy Masquespacio blends interior design and marketing in order to create innovative branded...
An Art Studio With Mirror-Like Glazing Floats Over a Desert Wash
In Paradise Valley, a contemporary art studio provides an inspirational workspace with minimal landscape impact.
A Home, Studio, and Gallery Support a Growing Art Scene in Georgia
A forward-thinking architect builds a multifunctional structure with a burgeoning community in mind.
Joan Lao, Adalina Coromines, and Africa Lao Turn an Old Spanish Farmhouse Into an Incredible Home
In the Baix Empordà region of Spain, a creative family transforms a 17th-century Catalonian farmhouse into a live/work and...
Dunkin' Danish
The thought of stripping down for a communal skinny dip in a salty strait might make Americans a bit squeamish, but in Denmark,...
Art and Design Meet in Rustic Catalonia Farmhouse
The owners of this 1910 farmhouse wanted to create the ideal living space where their extensive furniture collection from the 50s...
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
The View at This Art Studio Could Inspire a Masterpiece
High above Point Reyes and the Tomales Bay in Northern California, an artist studio frames a picture-perfect landscape.
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been...
Farmhouse In Girona, Spain
A beautifully restored 1850s farmhouse located in a picturesque medieval village in...
Modern Farmhouse Incorporates Contemporary Kitchen Island Pendant Lighting
Niche contemporary kitchen island pendant lighting adds a fresh and current twist to this modern farmhouse.