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.

An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert
Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
An Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Blooms in the Palm Springs Desert
While Joel Turkel has built prefab homes all over North America and beyond, he hasn’t had the chance to live in one of his own...
Small “Hybrid Prefab” Home in the Desert
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
Offered at $674K, This Hybrid Prefab Is in Tune With the Californian Desert
In the high desert landscape of Yucca Valley, California, the rectilinear Graham Residence cuts a striking figure against the...
This Palm Springs Desert Home “Dissolves Barriers” Between Indoors and Out
Constructed in harmony with the expansive vistas and valleys that surround it, Ridge Mountain Residence plays up the beauty of...
This Palm Springs Prefab Is a “Living Lab” for its Designer Residents
In Palm Springs, a pair of prefab experts turn their process on themselves.
A Palm Springs Net-Zero Prefab Flaunts an Elegant, Airy Kitchen
Voluminous, versatile, and incredibly chic—the kitchen in the Axiom Desert House has been thoughtfully designed to serve as a...
Step Inside Palm Springs’ Latest Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Home
Inspired by midcentury-modern architecture and an easy, breezy, open-air lifestyle, the Axiom Desert House embodies the beauty of...
Donald Wexler Himself Helped Renovate This Palm Springs Prefab Rental
Not only did the father of Palm Springs modernism design this steel-and-glass prefab, but he also stepped in to oversee its...
The Trellis That Keeps It Cool
A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
Denver’s Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert
The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...
For a Cool $25 Million, You Can Buy Richard Neutra’s Most Famous Palm Springs Home
The Kaufmann Desert House was meticulously restored by Marmol Radziner in the 1990s—and now it’s up for grabs.
7 Romantic Palm Springs Getaways
Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your special someone? Plan a trip to Palm Springs for rest and relaxation in...
How to Pick the Most Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors
With doors and windows that are as energy-smart as they are beautiful, Western Window Systems makes prioritizing energy...
An Energy-Efficient Home Allows Graceful Aging-in-Place
On the Australian coast, a forever home offers an adventurous couple a comfortable and worry-free home to age in place.
An Energy-Efficient House Revels in Views of a Lush Forest
In a protected Oregon forest, a sustainably minded retreat crafted for a pair of empty nesters connects deeply with nature.
A Breezy Modular Home Keeps Cool in Austin, Texas
Inspired by local residential typology, this 850-square-foot modular home has high ceilings, light-filled rooms, and a central...
Top 5 Energy-Efficient Homes of the Week
These designers are leading the charge toward a greener, more-environmentally friendly future.