19 Barns Transformed into Modern Farm Fantasy Homes

Creative Barn Homes

With high ceilings and wide open spaces, barns have become the perfect dwellings for homeowners looking to repurpose architecture or simply live expansively. Increasingly, architects are being asked to convert barns into homes, with some homeowners even purchasing historic barn frames and relocating them to their land for a rustic, yet contemporary feel.

A barn converted to a house isn't only a perfect way to use abandoned architecture once the animals have long moved away, it also allows a perfect blank canvas. Some prefer to break the space up, while others show off the expansive lines and rustic charm of the barn. Interestingly, it's a phenomenon that's global, with size and materials differing according to the climate and culture. From smaller stone storage sheds to wooden barns tucked into the mountains, architects and designers have found clever ways to make the best use of the space.

But not all barn homes are historic conversion projects. Barndominiums are the newest trend for those looking for inexpensive, yet spacious modular options. Especially popular in Texas, these metal framed farm buildings are transformed into elaborate homes or vacation residences.

To demonstrate just how much is possible in a barn conversion, we've pulled together our favorite barn homes from around the world.

Hupomone Ranch – Petaluma, California

barn converted to house

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop (Photo: David Wakely)

barn converted to house

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop (Photo: David Wakely)

 

Ancient Party Barn – Folkestone, England

Modern Barn Homes

Liddicoat & Goldhill (Photo: Will Scott)

Modern Barn Homes

Liddicoat & Goldhill (Photo: Will Scott)

Modern Barn Homes

Liddicoat & Goldhill (Photo: Keith Collie)

 

Modern Barn – Wilton, Connecticut

 

Jolly Barn Conversion – England

 

Goodman House – Pine Plains, New York

 

Church Hill Barn – Suffolk, England

barn converted to house

David Nossiter Architects (Photo: Steve Lancefield)

barn converted to house

David Nossiter Architects (Photo: Steve Lancefield)

barn converted to house

David Nossiter Architects (Photo: Steve Lancefield)

 

Barn House – Lake Ranco, Chile

Cool Barn Houses

Estudio Valdés Arquitectos (Photo: Felipe Díaz Contardo)

Cool Barn Houses

Estudio Valdés Arquitectos (Photo: Felipe Díaz Contardo)

Cool Barn Houses

Estudio Valdés Arquitectos (Photo: Felipe Díaz Contardo)

 

West Yard Farm – Devon, England

Modern Barn Homes

van Ellen + Sheryn (Photo: Richard Downer Photography)

Creative Barn Homes

van Ellen + Sheryn (Photo: Richard Downer Photography)

Creative Barn Homes

van Ellen + Sheryn (Photo: Richard Downer Photography)

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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