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.
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.
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.
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.
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Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
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...
Farmhouse In Girona, Spain
A beautifully restored 1850s farmhouse located in a picturesque medieval village in...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
A Run-Down Farmhouse Becomes a Sleek Modern Retreat
Jacek Kolasiński took on a massive renovation project in his dream neighborhood.
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.