An enduring American icon gets an architectural face lift in this pictorial journey through the countryside.nnTraditional architecture meets contemporary design and construction in Farm Houses. Readers interested in building or adding to a primary residence, weekend getaway, or guest house will find plenty of inspiration here. This book looks at the various ways architects have interpreted the simplicity and elegant proportions of 19th century farmhouses to design modern structures that complement contemporary lifestyles and space needs. The projects represent farm houses from across rural America, including new construction, renovations, and additions photographed both inside and out. Various regional styles are explored in detail, including New England, the South, and the Pacific Northwest. Farm Houses is a fresh take on a classic structure, allowing homeowners and architects to combine the best of both worlds.