Large Window Shutters Give This Barn Inspired House The Appropriate Look For Its Rural Setting

Large Window Shutters Give This Barn Inspired House The Appropriate Look For Its Rural Setting

Architecture firm Studio Koster has completed a modern country farmhouse in the Piacenza Hills region of Italy.

The exterior of this single-level modern farmhouse is clad with natural larch wood and shutters.

The house design is a contemporary interpretation of the stable and is inspired by the agricultural area that surrounds it.

The exterior of this modern farmhouse is clad with natural larch wood and shutters.

The exterior of the house is clad with natural larch wood, which is traditionally used for mountain cabins, giving the building extra insulation.

The exterior of this modern farmhouse is clad with natural larch wood.

The wood siding is also maintenance-free and gives the house a beautiful gray color as it ages, allowing it to blend in with its natural surroundings over time.

The exterior of this modern farmhouse is clad with natural larch wood and shutters.
The exterior of this modern farmhouse is clad with natural larch wood and shutters.

Large wood shutters have been installed on the home to protect it from the external elements, while the window fixtures are made of varnished fir laminate with high performance structured glass.

Shutters have been installed on the home to protected it from the external elements, while the window fixtures are made of varnished fir laminate with high performance structured glass.
A modern farmhouse with wood shutters to protect the windows and doors.

On each side of the home is outdoor space that can be used for relaxing.

A modern farmhouse with an outdoor patio that has a pergola for the vines to grow over.
A modern country house with outdoor dining and sliding windows that act as a pass-through to the kitchen.
A modern country house with outdoor dining and sliding windows that act as a pass-through to the kitchen.

The interior finishes use natural materials to create a minimalist space, similar to that of an art gallery.

The interior finishes of this modern country house use natural materials to create a minimalist space, similar to that of an art gallery.

The internal walls and ceilings have been finished with a white lime tempera.

The internal walls and ceilings of this modern farmhouse have been finished with a white lime tempera.

The custom made kitchen design has been achieved by using reclaimed wood, adding to the farmhouse aesthetic.

The custom made kitchen in this modern home has been achieved by using reclaimed wood, adding to the farmhouse aesthetic.

The floors throughout the home are concrete with a surface finish of quartz-cement creating large stone-like slabs. The floors are also heated with radiant panel heating.

A modern farmhouse living room with white lime tempera walls and concrete floors.

High ceilings in the hallways make the interior feel open and lofty.

A modern farmhouse hallway with white lime tempera walls and concrete floors.
A modern farmhouse hallway with white lime tempera walls and concrete floors.

In the bedrooms, simple furnishes allow the nature outside to be the focal point.

A modern farmhouse that's minimally furnished.
A bedroom in a modern farmhouse that has sliding doors open to a small patio.
A modern black wood bedroom door.
An ensuite bathroom with a black sliding door.
A minimally furnished room in a modern country farmhouse.

Other areas of the home, like the bathrooms, feature darker elements, like painted walls and wood doors.

A contemporary bathroom with a partial black accent wall.
A powder room with matte black painted wood doors.

Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows the layout of the home, with the bedrooms at one end, and the social areas that open to the outdoor spaces.

A modern farmhouse with the social areas of the home that open to the outdoors.
Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna | Project architect: Studio Koster, Geert Koster | Landscape architect: Studio Antonio Perazzi

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