While renovating this upstate New York barn from the early 1800s, architect Preston Scott Cohen worked to keep the structure's frame in "pristine form" while also establishing a dialogue between the past and present. A primary challenge was creating a sense of cozy domesticity despite the building's monolithic foundation.
When Guido and Sabrina Chiavelli found a crumbling abandoned farmhouse on an overgrown vineyard in Monfumo, Italy, they knew they had found their ideal escape from a cramped city flat. While they maintained the building's original sandstone foundation, the couple worked with architect and close friend Filippo Caprioglio to give the house a modern interior.
Designer Tom Givone's undulating addition to this 19th-century home in Pennsylvania adds a great deal of space, light, and flavor to a structure that had become an architectural frustration for its owners.
Seeking to create a contemporary addition to a cottage in England's Cotswalds region that wouldn't draw the ire of tradition-oriented locals, architect Chris Dyson mimicked the shape of the region's barnhouses while wrapping the appendage in Cor-Ten steel.
Lone and Søren Asmusson's farmhouse outside of Copenhagen doubles as an artist's studio. An aluminum roof fitted with several windows and solar modules appears to spring from the building's original foundation.