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-Style Home Gets a Clever and Geometric Update
A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.
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...
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...
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 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 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.
These Fresh-Faced Tile Designs Reimagine Retro-Mod and Geometric Motifs
Your white subway tiles were outré by the end of the aughts.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
A Home with Eclectic Style Looks Just Right
A couple bring cohesion to an architectural mishmash in San Francisco.
This New Jersey Home’s Scandinavian-Style Refresh Banishes Winter Blues
A remodel by architect Peter Goodhue transforms a dark, cramped residence into an airy place for a young family.
A Secluded, Industrial-Style Home in the Berkshires Lists for $1.4M
Salvaged wood interiors flesh out a skeleton of concrete, glass, and steel in the Mohawk Trail State Forest.
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...
Ahead of Retirement, a Los Angeles Couple Reimagine Their Home for What’s Next
Aanda Architects and HYCArch turn a single-story Spanish-style residence into an idyllic haven for aging in place.
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.
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 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 Renowned Florida Architect's Geometric Family Home Hits the Market For the First Time
Architect William Morgan designed this distinctive, triangular house in Atlantic Beach, Florida, which is now selling for $1.75...
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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