Farmhouses have always been a quintessential part of the American dream: a symbol of open space and land to call one’s own. The style has endured in rural areas, the suburbs, and even the city, but now it’s seeing a resurgence—and being refreshed.

Modern farmhouses blend simple lines and an agrarian sensibility with contemporary styling. Think of them as a new twist on a trusted American vernacular.

Click through to see some unique examples of this growing trend.

Modern Farmhouse Marries the Best of Old and New
A stone and wood house near Washington, D.C., evokes simpler times.

Sandy Jagmin

Rural Redux Unites an Arkansas Cottage Community
A high-performance farmhouse-style model is one of 11 houses in a cottage community with rural roots.

Urban Farmhouse in Dallas is Instant Classic
A Texas-based design team creates a new type of American home.

High-Performance Farmhouse to Open on Earth Day
This demonstration home’s simple, agrarian-inspired details conceal its state-of-the-art building technology.