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Blending the charm of traditional agricultural buildings with the refinement of contemporary architecture, modern farmhouses offer the best of both worlds. They can be built anywhere, whether nestled among old dwellings in the countryside or in secluded areas in woodlands or coastal landscapes. Regardless of the setting, farmhouses have a distinctive character that reminds of age-old traditions and homesteads. This page features some of the best house designs created by US-based and international architects.

 

Farmhouses with a contemporary design vary in style – sometimes drastically – even though they share the same conceptual foundation. Some of these houses have common features, for example a barn-like silhouette and/or elements reminiscent of traditional countryside dwelling, but others expand upon the farmhouse design in creative ways. Minimalist white structures or geometric volumes celebrate their rustic source of inspiration with a contemporary touch. Here you can also find some memorable architectural projects, like the house built inside the brick envelope of an old farmhouse.

 

In terms of materials, many modern farmhouses move beyond the classic combination of wood cladding and metal roofs. Naturally, you can find some stunning examples here that use this traditional palette to enhance a contemporary design. Some farmhouses feature reclaimed wood boards, blackened timber, or planks of different sizes installed at different depths, while others boast light brick or pale stone walls. Designed with sustainability and eco-friendly living in mind, some of these dwellings boast new materials like textured cork and insulation made of straw. From properties with horizontal designs to twin volumes or sprawling estates with asymmetric architectural elements, these farmhouses are both creative and warm.

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