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.

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 Lake House in Missouri
Nautical nods ground a weekend retreat in its surroundings on the shores of Table Rock Lake.
This Forest Retreat Is a Modern Take on the Traditional Estonian Hut
Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.
HWG Marble Pool Table
A modern take on a typically traditional game.
This Retreat in the Cascades is a Bold Take on the Modern Cabin
An unorthodox design is a comfortable escape from city life.
Monogram Modern Home Tour Takes On the West Coast
After last year’s collaboration, we were excited to team up with Monogram again for the 2016 Monogram Modern Home Tour.
Denmark's Montana Takes a Modern Approach to Household Storage
When Peter J. Lassen first developed the Montana System, it was built on very complex mathematical and philosophical calculations...
Traditional Sensibilities Made Modern with Raw Materials
From neon resin to found twigs, Benwu Studio's playful designs stand out.
Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove
An Oslo design duo create a modern iteration of the cast-iron stove with a timeless silhouette.
Modern Farmer's 10 Ways to Update the Classic Farmhouse
Print quarterly, website, and online marketplace dedicated to the art of farming and the people doing it well, Modern Farmer,...
Ding Dong! A playful take on traditional Asian cuisine in Amoy Street, Singapore
Located on the ground floor of a shophouse on Amoy Street, Ding Dong's playful and eclectic take on traditional Asian cuisine is...
A Pinwheel-Shaped Cabin in Norway Is a Fresh Take on the Traditional Hytte
With four wings that branch out for distinct views, this pine-clad cabin north of Oslo offers privacy for family members despite...
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
High Above Traditional Charleston, a Modern Home Finds its Roost
A skyward addition to an antebellum Charleston warehouse rises in an architecturally conservative city.
A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof
A family’s house outside the hustle of Amsterdam makes the most of local materials and forms.
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting.
Take a Trip Through the Pacific Northwest With 10 Modern Spaces
A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest, which has recently led to a number of startups popping up in cities...
A Colorado Home Puts a Modern Twist on Farmhouse Living
Nestled among trees and apple orchards, this warm and inviting family home makes the most of its peaceful wooded plot.
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...
Traditional Churches Become Modern Homes
Sometimes church congregations move on, perhaps because the building itself is falling apart or it becomes too small.