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.

A Canadian Family Thrives in a Charming, Farmhouse-Style Tiny Home
This 311-square-foot tiny house shines with bright-white shiplap, wood accents, and a stock tank swimming pool.
A Multitiered Addition With a Lush Courtyard Revives a Federation-Style Melbourne Home
Architectural studio WALA breathes new life into a dated weatherboard bungalow with a two-level extension that incorporates a...
A Concrete Addition Caps a Photographer’s Georgian-Style Home in London
For the renovation and expansion of this listed house in East London, Archer + Braun draws inspiration from postwar Brutalism.
A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.
Before & After: A French Norman–Style Home Ditches a Clumsy Addition
In Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, a stately home with storybook appeal trades a clunky addition for one that’s open and...
An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home
An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting.
Scandinavian Style Revives This Montreal Home
A clever design team brings a dash of Scandinavian style to a Danish executive’s flat in a renovated Montreal triplex.
11 Modern Ranch-Style Homes
As one of America's most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the...
This Australian Home Is a Study in Simplicity and Style
Careful detailing and attention to scale ensure that this dwelling in Ballarat, Victoria, is elegant and fuss-free.
These Fresh-Faced Tile Designs Reimagine Retro-Mod and Geometric Motifs
Your white subway tiles were outré by the end of the aughts.
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
In a leafy Victorian suburb, a prefab extension offers a superb solution to a family’s need for extra space.
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...
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 Home with Eclectic Style Looks Just Right
A couple bring cohesion to an architectural mishmash in San Francisco.
8 Times Historical Architecture Took a Walk on the Modern Side
Traditional architecture is something that can and should be preserved whenever possible.
Soak In the Greatness of This Gorgeous Melbourne Addition
Pandolfini Architects melds steel, concrete, and oak in an elegant, double-height rear addition to a 100-year-old residence.
Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
“I can show you what it was…and what it is,” Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island...
A Glass Addition Lends Loft-Style Living to a Traditional Australian Cottage
DAH Architecture renovates a Queenslander in Brisbane to better connect with a steep slope and capture light and breezes.
A 200-Year-Old German Farmhouse Gets a Quirky, Glass-Fronted Addition
Three whitewashed volumes deliver daylight and improved functionality to a creative family’s historic home in Essen.
A Melbourne Home Gains a Gorgeous Glass-Fronted Addition
A glass-fronted addition aims to re-engage a small-scale Melbourne home with its exuberant garden.
An Austin Midcentury Welcomes a Discreet Home Office Addition
From the outside, you would never know this flexible working/entertaining space even exists.
A Vaulted Concrete Addition Protects This Sea Captain's Home
In China, concrete reinforcements and box windows waterproof a captain's home and cement its connection to the water.
A Portland Family Updates an Unusual Prairie-Style Home
A rare 1920s dwelling gets a contemporary face-lift along with a clever cabana-like addition.
A Glass Addition Unveils Treetop Views For This Texan Home
In Austin, Texas, a 1955 ranch house receives a major renovation, adding a new second level that cantilevers over its existing...
Explore the Japanese-Style Home of Two L.A. Tastemakers
The owners of a beloved housewares boutique upsize and remodel their home in Venice.
A Grass-Topped Addition in England Connects Home and Garden
A gray, brick extension and garden studio helps Oatlands in Surrey open up to a previously disconnected landscape.
Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition
Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.
11 Ranch-Style Homes That Update the Western Classic
As one of America’s most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the...
This Farmhouse-Style Home Gets a Clever and Geometric Update
A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.
Modern Addition in Louisville
Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville...
A Posh Tudor-Style Home in L.A. Seeks $7M
Built in 1925, the updated residence and guesthouse in Hancock Park mix modern pizzazz with historic charm.
A Kid-Friendly Home Embraces High Style With Comfort
Designed to “take a beating,” the modern interiors of this Seattle home have been crafted to withstand the wear-and-tear of young...
Extruded Red Bricks Create a Gorgeous, Geometric Mexican Home
In Puebla, Mexico, two local architecture firms team up to create the Saint Peter House—a striking brick home with a unique,...

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