Make the most with the home you have. Modern renovations are one of the most popular design stories on Dwell. Renovation presents challenges, and smart design delivers solutions. Modern design and architecture allow old construction to meet new ideas and materials. Hire an architect or interior designer whenever possible, because professional training helps mitigate issues and yield truly beautiful spaces.

A 1940s Beach Home Is Restored Into a Gorgeous Clubhouse in L.A.
Sited in a historic Venice Beach Craftsman, Habitas is a new exclusive clubhouse that marries the past with the present.
6 Modern Homes on Wheels
If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...
Hardcore-punk Aficionados Love this Renovated 1940s Ranch-style Home
Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning heads.
6 Modern Modular Homes We Love in Colorado
From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.
6 Modern Prefabricated Homes That Are Actually Affordable
That’s right—we’ve found stylish, high-quality prefabs that start at $135,000.
6 Modern Midwest Prefab Homes We Love
Don’t fly over these compact but cool prefabs in the American Heartland.
A Newly Renovated 1940s Cottage Offers a Quiet Life Outside New York City for $300K
Located two hours north of NYC, the idyllic home even comes with a white picket fence.
The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell...
Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento,...
Bright Renovation of a 1970s Big Sur Home
Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible.
A Decaying 1920s Home Is Saved With a Mullet Renovation
In downtown Raleigh, a thoughtful transformation rescues a historic home from decay while adding a surprisingly modern rear...
A Hudson Valley Home’s Renovation Is Guided by Its Best Midcentury Feature
High on the east bank of New York's Hudson River, a special midcentury home receives a stunning renovation inspired by the...
Bringing Light Into a Modest 1940s Bungalow in Austin
Plagued by dim rooms and low ceilings, a typical midcentury bungalow in Austin, Texas, is remodeled into a contemporary,...
6 Modern Homes on the Water
Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.
36 Stunning “Before & After” Modern Home Renovations
Whether they suffered from outdated amenities, a convoluted floor plan, or were just plain crumbling down, these modern home...
The Historic Villa Once Home to Poul Henningsen Receives a Modern Renovation
After suffering a devastating fire, the chic chateau—now home to a family of three—undergoes a transformational restoration.
Renovation: A Breezy Modern Addition Opens Up a Historic Melbourne Home
A family with three young sons asked Mitsuori Architects to renovate and expand their venerable Victorian house to accommodate...
An Architect Renovates His 1920s Home in Portugal, While Preserving the Exterior Shell
The original facade of a 1920s house in Estoril, Portugal, is preserved, despite a full interior overhaul.
This Renovated Sydney Home Feels Like a Superhero’s Secret Lair
An award-winning renovation and addition offer a pair of introverted homeowners the sanctuary they crave.
This Seaside Home Offers Comfort and Views for Today’s Modern Family
A top-to-bottom renovation prioritizes large expanses of glass to frame picture-perfect views of the property’s charming New...