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 Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
A Dramatic Hotel in Northern Italy Is a Hiker's Refuge
Hidden in the alpine region of South Tyrol, Italy, Hotel Bühelwirt is a stunning, modern take on the hiking hotel.
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...
Paola Navone's Industrial Style Renovation in Italy
A 200-year-old factory in Umbria is transformed into an inviting home by designer Paola Navone.
Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento,...
An Alpine Home in Northern Italy Shows Off Picture-Perfect Valley Views
In a tiny Italian village, a holiday home offers a sleek and contemporary twist on the traditional alpine vernacular.
A Renovated Farmhouse in the Hamptons Hits the Market at $2.8M
Nestled on an organic farm, this modern farmhouse in East Hampton features separate guest quarters and a horse barn.
The Renovation of a Canadian Farmhouse Uncovers a Log Cabin Hidden Inside
Adapting to the discovery, VFA Architecture + Design incorporates the room in the renovation of this southern Ontario retreat.
A Delicate Renovation Revives a ’70s Beach House in Northern California
Butler Armsden Architects’ retooling of a Stinson Beach retreat allows one family to bask in the outdoors.
In the Hudson Valley, a Minimalist Fence Artfully Contrasts a Renovated Farmhouse
Architect Winka Dubbeldam taps into her days as a sculpture student to create a barrier-breaking wooden partition.
Cross-Laminated Timber Gives This Renovated 1970s Australian Farmhouse a Bold Look
A new second floor and a striking sawtooth roof transform the agricultural home into something chic and modern.
This Renovated Scottish Farmhouse With Sinuous Interior Walls Is a Jaw-Dropper
A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating...
This Venetian Apartment Is Bursting With Incredible European Furnishings
A renovation breathes new life into an apartment and its access stairwell in a historic Venetian building.
Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and...
A Northern Haven
North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England.
A High-Altitude Cabin, Renovated Farmhouse, and Mobile Prefab Round Out This Week's 10 Best Homes
From modern classics to mountainside abodes, here's what to check out this week.
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
A Concrete Hideaway in the Italian Countryside
An Italian architecture studio offers an updated take on the vacation cabin.
A Meticulously Restored Midcentury Hits the Market in Northern California
In Marin County, just north of San Francisco, the Woerner House is a dynamic theater of light and views.
Channeling Midcentury Modern in Northern California
A Silicon Valley couple call in the firm behind Apple’s most recognized retail locations to design a relaxed retreat.