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.

Farmhouse Redux
Two years ago architect Chad Everhart came across an old farmhouse near Boone, North Carolina.
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
Farmhouse In Girona, Spain
A beautifully restored 1850s farmhouse located in a picturesque medieval village in Spain
A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been repurposed."
20 Modern American Farmhouses That Update Tradition
With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone...
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
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...
A Modern Farmhouse Recalls Old-Time Americana
Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in...
A Light-Filled Modern Farmhouse Is Built For $240K
Inspired by the rural Wisconsin countryside, a team designs an elegant modern farmhouse with a simple exterior and a bright, airy...
A Hardworking Home Puts a Modern Twist on the Farmhouse
Clad in blackened timber, Red Hill Farm House is a family home near Melbourne that offers a minimalist take on the local...
Centuries-Old Farmhouses Inspired This Timeless Home
When it came to designing a new home for herself and her family, one of the most important ambitions held by architect Lucy...
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.
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...
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.
Dwellings Redux
In celebration of our tenth anniversary, we tracked down the residents of 15 of the 19 homes we featured in Dwell’s first year to...
This UK Farmhouse Is Made of Hemp Grown in the Surrounding Fields
A hemp farm’s fields flow from the hills to the walls of a new prefab home by Practice Architecture.
This Petite Vermont Farmhouse Is Chock-Full of Scandinavian Charm
Modern yet cozy, this two-story, eco-friendly retreat by Selin + Selin Architecture reinterprets multigenerational living.
20 Modern Farmhouse Design Ideas That Are Irresistibly Chic
A balanced blend of rustic and refined, the modern farmhouse style continues to be a rising trend.
A Stone Farmhouse Hides an Exquisite Japanese-Inspired Interior
Bespoke joinery, elegant minimalism, and space-saving design imbue a contemporary country retreat with Japanese sensibilities.
A Run-Down Farmhouse Becomes a Sleek Modern Retreat
Jacek Kolasiński took on a massive renovation project in his dream neighborhood.
A Michigan Farmhouse and Barn Become an Airy Artist Retreat
von Weise Associates salvages an abandoned farm for a creative Chicago couple.
An 1850s Farmhouse in Iowa City Gets a Modern Makeover
A modest 1850s farmhouse gets an addition and renovation that respect the vernacular of rural Iowa while modernizing the...
An Updated Farmhouse in Lithuania Cantilevers Over a Parkland Setting
Referencing the farmhouse vernacular, Valley Villa features asymmetrical gables and sustainable, Kebony wood cladding.
Top 5 Thoughtfully Updated Farmhouses and Barns of the Week
By paying homage to their roots, these updated dwellings strike a balance between past and present to stunning effect.
An Ancient Building Technique Readies a Spanish Farmhouse for the Future
This finalist for the TERRA Award belongs to a growing mound of eco-friendly earthen architecture.
A Shiny, Postmodern Farmhouse in the Hudson Valley Lists For $1.4M
Evil Twin Brewing founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø puts his six-acre estate on the market.
A Working Farm in North Carolina Is Capped by a Cozy Modern Farmhouse
This cypress-clad dwelling nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia was a family affair.
A Family Joins Hands to Restore a Crumbling Farmhouse in South Africa
Architect Lee de Wit and his relatives work together to create a getaway where nearly everything in sight tells a story.
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.
A Family’s Forsaken Stone Farmhouse in Spain Is Delicately Restored
Returning to old stomping grounds, two siblings enlist Acabadomate to revive the 19th-century residence in Catalonia.
A Farmhouse-Inspired Home in the Hudson Valley Taps Into the Power of Prefab
Lake|Flato harnesses prefab design to construct an award-winning weekend retreat in just eight months.
Watch How This Danish-Style Farmhouse Unites a Family With Nature
A Michigan family of six builds their Scandinavian-inspired dream home, complete with large spaces to match their playful...
In the Hudson Valley, a Minimalist Fence Artfully Contrasts a Renovated Farmhouse
Architect Winka Dubbeldam taps into her days as a sculpture student to create a barrier-breaking wooden partition.
This Modern Farmhouse in Quebec Will Make You Do a Double Take
Thomas Balaban Architect (TBA) radically updates a traditional farmhouse and adds a cedar-clad addition that charms through...
A Kubrick-Esque Farmhouse Kicks Its Fossil Fuel Habit
The owner of an outdoor furniture company updates a 19th-century farmhouse.

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