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.

A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around...
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.
Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.
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 Marcel Breuer–Designed Midcentury in Upstate New York Asks $849K
Just two hours from the Big Apple, this 1950s midcentury unites Marcel Breuer's “binuclear” layout with the beauty of Upstate New...
A Modern Octagonal Barn House in Upstate New York Asks $1.28M
About 90 minutes from New York City on over four wooded acres in Columbia County, this steel-and-glass barn house is a minimalist...
Make the Dwell Prefab Your New Home For $90K
Equipped with a professional-grade kitchen by Monogram, this prefab would make the ideal office, club house, or guest home.
6 New York Prefab Companies That Prize Modern Design
Check out New York State's offering of innovative modular homes.
Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York
Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New...
Marc Jacobs Buys a Frank Lloyd Wright Home in New York For $9.17M
New York–based fashion designer Marc Jacobs snaps up one of Frank Lloyd Wright's last homes, built in the exclusive coastal...
Native Plants Form a Meadow-Like Habitat for a Rustic New York Home
After hands-on study, a Northeast landscape architect sows a free-growing meadow.
Live from New York
A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long been Herman...
Escape From New York
It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were...
A Hybrid Prefab in Ontario Drinks In its Lakeside Locale
A prefab core cuts down on construction time while site-built additions (like a screened porch) fine-tune the cottage for...
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...
Marina Plus Rem, in Upstate New York
Hudson, New York, is a small community nestled into its namesake river valley about 100 miles north of Manhattan.
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.
6 Striking Prefab Homes in Seattle
From a floating home to LEED Platinum-certified dwellings, the Emerald City is a stronghold for eco-conscious prefab housing.
The Shed Opens as New York’s Shapeshifting Arts Center
The Shed, housed in an expandable building in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, opens under public scrutiny on Friday, April 5.
New York Architect John Berg Invites Us Into His Indoor/Outdoor Hamptons Home
After spending six summers living in a yurt in East Hampton, Berg fell in love with the area.