Hot New Homes: Contemporary American Farmhouses

These luxe farmhouses and barns are hardly the homespun affairs of yore. And in an age where a roomy balcony is considered "open space," those snapping up acreage in the country may be onto something--but see for yourself. You wish you lived here.

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These luxe farmhouses and barns are hardly the homespun affairs of yore. In an age where a roomy balcony is considered "open space," those snapping up acreage in the country may be onto something--but see for yourself. You wish you lived here.

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Location: Modern barn in East Hampton, New York

Price: $4,495,000

Size: 6,200 square feet

Key selling points: This home's vaulted, beamed ceilings, stone fireplace, and sliding barn doors were inspired by utilitarian barns, but the rest of the house is utterly refined, with a 750+ bottle wine tasting room, floating staircase, a three-dimensional projection media room, a spa-like master suite, a heated pool, tennis court, and carefully manicured lawns.

Listing: Saunders

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Location: Contemporary farmhouse in Sonoma, California

Price: $2,250,000

Size: 2,000 square feet

Key selling points: Among the details in this wine country farmhouse's good looks: wide-plank oak floors, chic minimalist bathrooms, a covered outdoor dining room, and access to exterior walls that open completely onto the party-ready pool area outside.

Listing: Sotheby's

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Location: Contemporary farmhouse in Mettawa, Illinois

Price: $1,475,000

Size: 4,400 square feet

Key selling points: Scratch your eco itch with this midwest gem—it has a geothermic heating and cooling system, native plant landscaping, and 140 acres of land to enjoy (protected by a conservation easement, of course). Enjoy the quiet countryside from the vantage point of your wall-to-wall windows and wraparound porch.

Listing: @properties

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Location: Classic red barn style contemporary in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Price: $1,999,999

Size: 4,005 square feet

Key selling points: This property's classic old home has everything a renovated barn should: vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, a stone fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, a couple acres of northeastern countryside, and eight bedrooms (for family, friends, or in case you get bored of yours).

Listing: Stone House Properties

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Location: Hilltop farmhouse in Tunbridge, Vermont

Price: $1,750,000

Size: 6,048 square feet

Key selling points: If your high-profile persona is getting in the way of your privacy, may we suggest this isolated hilltop estate with a quarter-mile driveway. Anyone lucky enough to be invited can marvel at the home's vintage Vermont hand-hewn barn frames, oak floors, marble counters, two-bedroom guest house, large spring-fed pond stocked with trout, six-stall barn, greenhouse, fenced garden, and miles of groomed trails to tear up by wheel or hoof.

Listing: LandVest

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