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Gabled roofs, wood or stone cladding, porches, and cozy living spaces that overlook pastoral landscapes. Rustic architecture has an unmistakable charm that has provided the base for contemporary farmhouse design. On this page, you can discover a wide range of projects from US and international architecture firms. While some of these dwellings stay close to the classic farmhouse aesthetic, many of them reinvent the style with imaginative – and even literal – twists. Here you can also find renovation projects that bring farmhouses from the 1800s back to life.

 

Farmhouse design includes both more traditional dwellings and distinctly contemporary houses. Here you can find an iconic “twisting” farmhouse as well as classic farmhouses with spacious porches and white timber walls. However, these projects have something in common, apart from their agricultural source of inspiration. They are all nestled in agrarian settings or natural landscapes. Whether surrounded by cultivated fields, orchards, vineyards, or the rustic houses of a village in the mountains, these houses open to tranquil, bucolic views. Large windows or glazed walls flood interiors with natural light while small openings frame parts of the landscape, curating the views.

 

Traditional farmhouse design usually combines simple forms and symmetrical elements, but contemporary architecture takes things further with geometric elements, asymmetrical forms, and dynamic silhouettes. At the same time, these houses always preserve their rural soul. On this page you can also find great examples of sustainable architecture. For example, a house designed to be as energy-efficient as possible, or a farmhouse built with recycled and reclaimed materials. Nestled in natural settings naturally, these dwellings are permanent residences, weekend homes, or vacation retreats. All of them immerse their inhabitants in a laid-back, pastoral setting where time seems to slow down.

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