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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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...
Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover
A clever design team recasts a cramped home as an open, contemporary residence.
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 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...
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...
Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio
A dilapidated auto shop in Seattle is reborn as an efficient studio rental.
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...
7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes
If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes and sunny beaches, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you.
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...
Modern Addition in Louisville
Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville...
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.
A 1950s California Ranch House Gets a Modern-Farmhouse Makeover
This remodeled and extended ranch house in Del Mar is a modern farmhouse-meets-beach shack.
Quirky 1970s House in the English Countryside Showcases an Amazing Modern Furniture Collection
A British design pioneer transforms a 1970s bachelor pad an hour outside London into a stylish furniture laboratory.
A 1920s Masonry Garage Is Reborn as a Flexible Live/Work Space
Big Space, Little Space by design duo Davidson Rafailidis builds on the structure's past, leaving the interiors raw and...