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.
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.
Budget Breakdown: A 1920s Guest House Bathroom Gets a Bold Revamp For $34,800
In a 1925 home designed by modernist architect Rudolph Schindler, a tiny bathroom gets a big and bold renovation.
A Brazilian Couple’s Prefab Cabin Is the Perfect Outpost For Forest Bathing
A green-roofed retreat slots gently into a wooded dell in southern Brazil.
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...
Here Are the Modern Prefab Designs That Amazon’s Investing In
Take a look at the prefabricated homes designed by LivingHomes, the company that established the Amazon-backed startup, Plant...
This Delightful Abode Is a Modern Take on “Grandma’s House”
Oozing with bright, cheerful vibes, this revamped apartment captures the nostalgia of hanging out at your cool grandmother’s...
Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover
A clever design team recasts a cramped home as an open, contemporary residence.
An Architect Opens a 1920s Queenslander to the Great Outdoors
Architect Scott Petherick's Australian abode is defined by period details, clean contemporary lines, and airy spaces that open to...
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...
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 Glass Addition in Belgium
For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a...
A 1920s Portland Warehouse Is Rehabbed Into an Industrial-Chic Home
Blending raw industrial elements with elegant detailing, this one-of-a-kind home is a poster child for adaptive reuse.
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...
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...
Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio
A dilapidated auto shop in Seattle is reborn as an efficient studio rental.
This Couple Achieves Their Glass House Goals
Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.
An Extended Garden Pavilion Enhances a 1920s Cottage
Sitting adjacent to the Morningside residence, this new open-air pavilion beckons the family outside every day of the year.
A Spanish House's Addition Looks Like an Ultra-Modern Helmet
The Spanish town of Torre de la Horadada in Alicante was once a fishing port along the Mediterranean coast, but since it’s become...
Modern Addition in Louisville
Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville...