While this house in Hudson Valley serves as a place for quiet contemplation—“a hermitage in the forest,” resident Ian Hague calls it—it’s hardly ascetic. The open living area is outfitted with a mix of substantial pieces meant for lounging and lighter designs that Hague can move around to suit his moods.
Self-taught designer Tom Givone created this surprising torqued-volume addition to an 1850s family homestead in Pennsylvania.
This home in southwestern Missouri designed by Hufft Projects is a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse. The homeowners call the house Porch House after it's majestic wraparound porch.
Architect Preston Scott Cohen resurrected an early 1800s barn in Pine Plains, a hamlet two hours north of New York City, as a vacation home for a literary couple and their family, calling to mind both the agrarian spaciousness of the structure’s former life and the vernacular of its new function as a house.
In central Spain, Josemaria Churtichaga and Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo crafted a modern vacation home attuned to its pastoral setting. Though the structure is firmly planted in the 21st century, sheep from a farm across the road still meander to Churtichaga and de la Quadra-Salcedo’s house to graze—an enduring reminder of the region’s history and traditions.