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 Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse
Self-taught designer Tom Givone continues his practice of updating 19th-century farmhouses with unexpected details and salvaged...
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...
Merging Old and New With These 10 Modern Renovations in Scotland
The thought of Scottish homes often conjures a vision of stone row houses nestled together on cobblestone streets, rolling green...
Before & After: An Old Japanese Farmhouse Gets a Modern Facelift
Once tied to a rice plantation, the renovated Shimotoyama House in Japan becomes a bright family home thanks to ALTS Design...
Renovation: A Breezy Modern Addition Opens Up a Historic Melbourne Home
A family with three young sons asked Mitsuori Architects to renovate and expand their venerable Victorian house to accommodate...
Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc...
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been...
Modern Addition in Louisville
Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville...
7 Awe-Inspiring Modern Libraries That Bend the Genre
These are not your grandmother’s libraries.
A Sunny Stairwell Brings Light to an Old Shanghai Dwelling
Dark and structurally unsound, a narrow, three-story home needed to be brightened up.
Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting.
This Farmhouse Design is a Modern-Day Fairytale
This spacious design is everything one can wish for in a house.
A Bold Addition With a Zigzag Roof Ushers Light Into This Melbourne Home
The distinct roofline of Pleated House not only pays homage to midcentury architecture, but also makes room for clerestory...
A Northern Californian Renovation Brings Warmth to the Wilderness
A former architect and practicing artist transforms a neglected property into a welcoming homestead for creative pursuits and...
6 Modern Paint Colors That Make a Bold Statement
Get inspired by these bold colors that speak volumes when it comes to marrying style with personality.
A Bold Home Creatively Combines Curves and Modern Lines
This curvaceous Missouri home, which we first spotlighted in 2012 for its sunken outdoor fire pit, grew from plans for a pool...
A Modern Cottage Brings Scandinavian Style to the Hills of Scotland
Responding to its stunning location, this cross-laminated timber home near Edinburgh, Scotland, trades the traditional notion of...
Before & After: Bold Wallpaper Brings Dreamy Vibes to a Dated Airstream
Beautifully executed finishes and varied textures turn a tired 1960s Airstream into a vibrant home—lovingly nicknamed Marjorie.
A Perforated Screen Brings Privacy and Natural Light to This Bold Venice Home
What started out as a dated 1980s residence in Venice, California, is now a 2,000-square-foot, eye-catching modern home with an...