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...
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.
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.
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting.
Take a Plunge Into These Enticing Modern Pools
Summer is coming, and we are more than ready.
This Delightful Abode Is a Modern Take on “Grandma’s House”
Oozing with bright, cheerful vibes, this revamped apartment captures the nostalgia of hanging out at your cool grandmother’s...
This Farmhouse Design is a Modern-Day Fairytale
This spacious design is everything one can wish for in a house.
10 Mullet Homes That Are Traditional in the Front, Modern in the Back
While the mullet may be a questionable hairstyle, it’s often a smart choice when it comes to home design, helping the building...
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...
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...
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).
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...
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 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...
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.
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...
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...
An 1850s Farmhouse in Iowa City Gets a Modern Makeover
A modest 1850s farmhouse gets an addition and renovation that respect the vernacular of rural Iowa while modernizing the...