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...
8 Modern American Farmhouses
With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone...
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting.
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof
A family’s house outside the hustle of Amsterdam makes the most of local materials and forms.
Traditional Churches Become Modern Homes
Sometimes church congregations move on, perhaps because the building itself is falling apart or it becomes too small.
Take a Plunge Into These Enticing Modern Pools
Summer is coming, and we are more than ready.
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...
This Farmhouse Design is a Modern-Day Fairytale
This spacious design is everything one can wish for in a house.
Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House
On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that seamlessly melds the modern...
Take a Modern British Holiday in a Gleaming Cantilevered Barn
Balancing Barn, a cantilevered rental house in England that sleeps eight guests, offers countryside views of both the ground and...
Take a Step Through 20 Huge Modern Doors
From wall-sized swinging doors to two-story roll-ups, these portals help you make a big entrance.
A 1950s California Ranch House Gets a Modern-Farmhouse Makeover
This remodeled and extended ranch house in Del Mar is a modern farmhouse-meets-beach shack.
Take a Peek Through These 10 Modern Front Doors
First impressions of a home often take place as you approach the front door, where you're eventually given a glimpse inside as...
10 Modern Gardens That Freshen Up Traditional Homes
Even if you're working with a home that's more traditional that you'd like, there's still ways to modernize it without going...
A Spotlight on 10 Traditional Homes with Modern Interiors
Historically, the terms "traditional" and "modern" have not gone hand in hand (especially when speaking of home design).
15 Modern Outdoor Seating Pieces To Take You Into Summer
The time has come to start spending as much time outdoors as possible.
These 4 Modern Homes Around the World Take Advantage of Local Stone
The benefits of using local stone in a building's structure are multifold.
11 Examples of How to Incorporate Traditional Building Materials Into Your Modern Home
Cement tiles, terrazzo, and exposed shiplap boards are just a few traditional building materials that are experiencing a...
9 Traditional-Turned-Modern Cottages You Can Rent in the UK
Escape to a classic cottage in the UK that's been updated with modern elements—bringing together the old and the new.

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