Prefab homes have always been a part of the Dwell DNA. Here you will find prefab homes published in dwell magazine as well as great prefab home ideas. Prefabricated means either panelized, modular, or kit homes. Prefab architecture works for both remote sites and dense urban spaces. Modular homes are popular but can be the most expensive to customize. It is best to change as little as possible when buying prefab. Possible advantages of pre fab include lower cost, higher degree of precision, and less construction waste.

Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.
A Small 1920s Guesthouse Bathroom Gets A Modern Makeover
Modern maker Jeran McConnel believes that simplicity is key in creating small spaces that carry big impact; her bathroom...
1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home
A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.
A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...
Step Inside Will Arnett’s Prefab-Hybrid Home
The Hollywood actor turns to his unofficial design guru when creating a custom-prefab hideaway in the hills above Los Angeles.
Step Inside Will Arnett’s Prefab-Hybrid Home
The Hollywood actor turns to his unofficial design guru when creating a custom-prefab hideaway in the hills above Los Angeles.
A Seattle Couple Renovates Their Dream House
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
This Modern Prefab Is Now a Gorgeous Guest House
In Morelos, Mexico, a sleek prefab is assembled in a backyard after being constructed entirely off-site.
Modern Gabled House in Portland
In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.
19 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living
Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time.
Modern House Numbers
During this past week, I’ve stumbled upon quite a number of great modern house numbers, from the classic Neutra numbers to my...
Modern Lake House in Missouri
Nautical nods ground a weekend retreat in its surroundings on the shores of Table Rock Lake.
A Couple Tackles Conversion Challenges and Builds a Modern Renovation
To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid...
A 1920s Office Space Is Transformed Into a Polished Penthouse
Industrial elements are combined with vintage furniture and a minimalist color scheme to create a layered, atmospheric loft home...
Trend Report: The return of Art Deco
Art Deco is a movement in the decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s.
A Sensitive Modern House in Austin, Texas
An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.
Dwell Home Tours: An Unexpected Kit House in Tiburon, California
More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck, a kit home in the Bay Area—complete with a meditation room—provides the right bones for a...
In Arizona, a Modern Cube and Tumbledown 1930s Shack Make an Unlikely Couple
A local architectural designer bridges the gap between new construction and historic preservation in a central Phoenix...
A Modern House on a Budget in Los Angeles
Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own...
Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing,...