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 Revamped Cottage Is a Modern Take on Traditional Japanese Townhouses
Located on a corner lot, this two-bedroom cottage blends old with new in Sydney, Australia.
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.
This Modern Farmhouse in Quebec Will Make You Do a Double Take
Thomas Balaban Architect (TBA) radically updates a traditional farmhouse and adds a cedar-clad addition that charms through...
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.
These Dreamy Villas on Santorini Take Inspiration From Traditional Cave Dwellings
Embedded within a dramatic, volcanic landscape, the villas of Vora Santorini feel like minimalist cocoons.
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...
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...
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).
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...
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 Step Through 20 Huge Modern Doors
From wall-sized swinging doors to two-story roll-ups, these portals help you make a big entrance.
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...
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...