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Evolution of country houses

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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For those of us who prefer the quiet private life -the shimmer of the morning sun across fields, fresh air in the lungs and the sounds of nature- you will also no doubt be a fan of the houses that occupy the land and the freedom of home design it grants you.

Fortunately enough, for those of you in this position, we have exactly the kind of article that will tickle your fancy today as we look at the evolution of the country house, enjoy…


 Houses by LPA

The great timeless classic: a farmhouse, immersed in nature's greens and gold, is something few could say no to. A typical brick exterior, here, for the continental rustic style, demonstrates exactly this. But, to this day, the farmhouse has, for many, become a place of relaxation and style in comparison to its older function as a place of hard labour and basic needs. 

Barn conversion

This rural building is the result of the major reorganization of an agricultural area in the Monferrato-Italy. Incorporation of many European design institutions -such as industrial windows and the incorporation of local stone in large quantity- help to bring the design into the modern day and yet still retain some of that rustic charm that it once would have exuded. 

Room for expansion

An old country home, with history, is certainly a place many of us would like to discover in our later lives. Who knows who would have lived in a house like this? A mayor, a landlord, a man of God? At this time we can only assume, however houses such as the smaller manors of villages and residences that were once the vicarage are much sort after in many parts of the continent. It’s clear to see why to.

Modern country bungalow

 Kitchen by ARCHICURA

Glass Kitchen


Like all things, even the architecture of country homes have evolved into something of a contemporary style; with a pure, and even sometimes minimalist aura. But despite the lack of history and its apparent insignificance and almost nomadic appearance in a country surrounding, a home like this can offer a lot more than a first gland. We've come to enjoy this project as much as any other: look at the way energy is drawn to the structure through those huge glass façade windows and how the tension of the design is disbanded by this wonderful interior viewing point.

If you'd like some more ideas on home design then you should have a look at some of our other ideabooks:

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Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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