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,...
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.
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.
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.
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...
A Northern Haven
North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England.
Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and...
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
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.
A Concrete Hideaway in the Italian Countryside
An Italian architecture studio offers an updated take on the vacation cabin.
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been...
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.
The Legacy of Sea Ranch, a Utopian Community in Northern California
Here’s what you need to know about the idyllic, seaside community of Sea Ranch, located 100 miles north of San Francisco, which...
Farmhouse In Girona, Spain
A beautifully restored 1850s farmhouse located in a picturesque medieval village in...
Industrial Pied-à-Terre in Italy
Minimal space meets maximum durability in a beautifully sparse Turin apartment.
10 Exquisitely Modern Homes in Italy
Italy: a place where wine flows like water, pasta is consumed all day long, and beautiful homes are located.