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 Kubrick-Esque Farmhouse Kicks Its Fossil Fuel Habit
The owner of an outdoor furniture company updates a 19th-century farmhouse.
8 Barn Houses For Modern Living
Rooted in the past yet decidedly in the present, these converted barns embrace their history, but take on a modern twist.
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
This Modern Farmhouse Outside Toronto Makes Its Own Rules
Designer Scott Posno’s sleek-meets-rustic interpretation allows this sprawling property to follow its own playbook.
An Australian Family’s Farmhouse Reflects the Splendor of Its Surroundings
A young couple seek to maximize livability and sustainability amidst the rolling hills and vineyards of the Piccadilly Valley.
A Black Gable Farmhouse Harvests its Own Electricity, Heat, and Water
Built of prefabricated cross-laminated timber panels, this barn-inspired home blends into the rural landscape.
18 Brilliant Barn Conversions That Merge Past and Present
Despite their humble origins, these converted barns are anything but ordinary.
Farmhouse In Girona, Spain
A beautifully restored 1850s farmhouse located in a picturesque medieval village in Spain
A Whimsical, Charred-Wood Teahouse Stands on Stilts in Germany
Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori’s latest teahouse creation floats among pine trees at the Museum Insel Hombroich.
A Family Used Its Quirky Collection of Found Objects to Transform a Historic Farmhouse
The renovation features upcycled materials and custom furniture created by local craftspeople.
An Australian Family Kicks Back in a California-Inspired Pool Pavilion
Complete with an outdoor kitchen and wood-fired oven, this sleek pavilion is the ultimate escape—come rain or shine.
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."
A Cathedral-Esque Lake Home Rises in the Quebec Countryside
Built with a material palette that will beautifully patina, the Memphremagog Lake House by _naturhumaine stands in dialogue with...
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 Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage
Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.
Bjarke Ingels’s Hobbit-Esque Hill House Lists for $715K
The green-roofed residence in Denmark is one of the earliest works by the world-renowned architect.
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.
An Architect Builds a Bunker-Esque Workspace That’s Designed for Future Updates
Architect Mathieu Levesque adds an office to his family’s Brisbane property with plans to renovate when his firm, LADA, grows out...
Near Montreal, a House Connects With Its Surroundings
In Boucherville, Quebec, Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement designs a single-family house that opens onto a veranda.
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.
Knoll Gets in Touch With Its Bauhaus Roots
“Knoll Celebrates Bauhaus” explores the link between the company and the legendary school—and their joint impact on the course of...
The New March/April Issue Is On Its Way
Dwell founder and CEO Lara Deam takes us through the new issue and kicks off submissions for our annual showcase of up-and-coming...
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.

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