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 Run-Down Farmhouse Becomes a Sleek Modern Retreat
Jacek Kolasiński took on a massive renovation project in his dream neighborhood.
A Michigan Farmhouse and Barn Become an Airy Artist Retreat
von Weise Associates salvages an abandoned farm for a creative Chicago couple.
Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs
A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been...
Traditional Churches Become Modern Homes
Sometimes church congregations move on, perhaps because the building itself is falling apart or it becomes too small.
A Stone Retreat in France Gets a Sleek Glass Addition
Architect Jean-Luc Etienne updates an old stone cottage near the coast of Brittany, France, with a glass extension and Vipp...
Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics
Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.
Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled...
This Farmhouse Design is a Modern-Day Fairytale
This spacious design is everything one can wish for in a house.
A Meticulous Renovation Turns a Run-Down House Into a Storage-Smart Gem
Minute details and judiciously applied materials create a refined home in San Francisco.
A Dull Stucco Home Becomes a Modern California Oasis
Christian Rice Architects transformed a Spanish-style dud into a lofty, contemporary gem.
An Old Stone Building in Tuscany Becomes a Modern Hideaway
A clever renovation transforms an irregularly shaped dwelling in Trequanda, Italy, into a tiny retreat that's bursting with...
A Run-Down Melbourne Bungalow's Makeover Embraces Light and Family Life
Beyond its "stately facade," the interior of this California-style bungalow was forlorn and neglected when the new homeowners...
Abandoned Industrial Compound Becomes a Modern Home Base
A couple embarks on a new life together by establishing a homestead on a dilapidated lot in a buzzworthy corner of San...
This Modern Villa Sports a Sleek Alternative to Traditional Window Coverings
With extensive glazing along the facade, the property in Corona Del Mar needed a solution that would not detract from views or...
This Mountain Retreat in Washington Has a Modern Steel Loggia
Overlooking the Methow Valley and North Cascades, this indoor/outdoor home has a dramatic roof overhang that forms a...
This Modern Matte Black Cabin Is a Dreamy Weekend Retreat
Tucked away in Basque Country, Heva is a tiny prefab cabin that opens up to the landscape.
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 Barn-Inspired, Modern Retreat Is Knitted Into Napa Valley
Field Architecture collaborates with Shawback Design to create a contemporary weekend retreat for a growing family in Napa Valley.
20 Modern American Farmhouses That Update Tradition
With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone...