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.
Prefab, Modular, and Kit Homes—What’s the Difference?
Get ready to disentangle the specific modes of construction for homes with ready-made parts.
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...
A Taiwanese Couple’s Retirement Home Conquers Tricky Terrain With Prefab Construction
Built on a tight budget of $120,000, a retirement home in the mountains delivers unexpected contemporary design to a rural...
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.
This $155K Tiny House in New Zealand Was Inspired by a Couple’s Cycling Tour
A simple, gabled form and clever storage define this compact one-bedroom home in Wanaka, New Zealand.
My House: An Architect Couple’s Playful Courtyard Home in Los Angeles
Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin, the couple behind And And And Studio, didn’t shy away from texture or color when it came to...
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...
A Musician Couple’s Wedge-Shaped House Echoes the Majesty of the New Zealand Landscape
Imagined by Jeffrey Day of Actual Architecture Company, the sharply angled structure rises at a 12-degree slope that suits the...
A Modern Addition Makes This 110-Year-Old Nashville House Sing
The owners—married musicians in an indie-pop band—turned to an old college friend to create a space for impromptu concerts and...
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.
A Jaw-Dropping Staircase Stars in This Revamped 1920s Home
Drew Mandel Architects gives a crumbling brick home in one of Toronto’s oldest neighborhoods a major glow-up.
4 A-Frame Kit House Companies That Ship in the U.S.
Building a custom A-frame is easier than ever with the rise of these modern kit home companies.
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 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...
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.