Ten Takes On the Modern Farmhouse

I’m not exactly sure how to define farmhouse except that I know one when I see it. They’ll often have a pitched roof, and are usually located on rural farmland, but not always. To me, the word farmhouse evokes nostalgia for an era and lifestyle I’ve only ever dreamed of (my “Dream House” board on Pinterest is nothing but variations on the classic farmhouse), but it’s certainly not a term limited to vintage buildings. Here, some modern takes on the traditional farmhouse, from barn conversions to new construction to sleek additions.


Black Barn House in Roxbury, New York by Derek Sanders.


Yum Yum Farmhouse in Wellman, Iowa by DeForest Architects.


“Stealth Barn” Guest Cottage in Norfolk County, England by Carl Turner.


Belk Farmhouse in Chester, South Carolina by Pursley Dixon Architecture.


Summer House in Southern Burgenland, Austria by Judith Benzer Architektur.


Modern T Farmhouse in Three Oaks, Michigan by FGH Architects.


Blue Ridge Farmhouse in Washington, Virginia by Robert Gurney.


Zinc Farmhouse by Simon Winstanley Architects.


Wilde Hair Ranch in Austin, Texas by Mell Lawrence Architects.


Wagner Residence in Ferrisburgh, Vermont by H. Keith Wagner Partnership, Birdseye Building Company.


Kathryn Storke Grady is the founder and editor of Snippet & Ink, where she brings together two of her favorite things: love stories and pretty parties. She is known for her inspiration boards, her editorial eye, and her buttermilk chocolate chip scones. She lives near San Francisco with her handsome husband, a sassy kitty, and a wiggly puppy dog.

1 Comment
  • rooth

    October 30, 2012 at 10:21 am Reply

    I am completely and totally all about these modern farmhouses. I really like the one in Chester, South Carolina

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