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 Spectacular Lakeside Retreat in New Hampshire
Seamless indoor/outdoor living allows a family to relax and unplug in this contemporary New Hampshire lake house.
A New Jersey Neighborhood Gets a Gorgeous Passive House
With a client wish list including ample natural light, high ceilings, outdoor connection, and peak energy efficiency, Mowery...
This Lakeside Cabin in New York Is Offbeat in the Best Way
Two city dwellers take a small shiplap cabin in the Hudson Valley from bad funky to good funky, while creating more room to...
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...
A Lakeside Cabin Conjures Up Midcentury Magic in New Hampshire
KCS Architects renovates a cabin with 1950s camp vibes for modern-day living without sacrificing its rustic roots.
New Jersey’s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Cuts Price to $1.45M
James B. Christie House—the first of only four Wright-designed residences in the Garden State—slashes its price to entice buyers.
A Restored Arts and Crafts Treasure Asks $1.4M in New Jersey
Built in 1911, the Gustav Stickley–designed Craftsman bungalow still has its original fieldstone fireplace and distinctive...
A Glass Walkway Bridges Classic and Contemporary Style in This New Jersey Home
Messana O’Rorke’s renovation of a suburban Colonial includes a boxy, cedar-clad addition and a showstopping glass bridge.
A Prefab Cabin in New Hampshire Is a Magnificent Mountain Retreat
Perched atop a soaring granite outcropping, I-Kanda Architects' Cabin on a Rock is a modernist hideaway.
A New Prefab Hotel in Uruguay Seems to Melt Into the Landscape
Thanks to a sleek, mirrored facade, these prefab cabins at a new hotel and winery in Uruguay all but disappear into the mountains.
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...
This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon
Two pods for living and sleeping meld with the outdoors through a patented, reversible window concept.
A New Five-Star Hotel Gives the Jersey Shore an Upgrade
Designer Anda Andrei’s latest work proves that Asbury Park has come a long way from the Boss’s down-and-out beach town.
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.
BLDG Workshop Breathes New Life Into a Lakeside Home and Outdoor Hut
On the shores of Canada’s Kalamalka Lake, a dated home gets a second chance with a redesign that embraces the outdoors and...
Before & After: A Midcentury Lakeside Home Receives a Stunning New Look
An old home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, receives a modern makeover from MOA Architecture, while keeping its midcentury charm intact.
These New $49K Prefabs Can Snap Together Like LEGO Bricks
Boxabl’s flat-pack Casita ADUs are designed to combine for (virtually) infinite square footage.
These New Prefab ADUs Promise Affordable Housing for Years to Come
If you provide OBY Cooperative with a 99-year backyard lease, they’ll build an ADU—at no cost to you—that will pay out dividends...
Plant Prefab and Koto Launch New Net-Zero Homes With Scandinavian Style
Sustainable, stylish, and packed with smart tech—the latest LivingHomes are here just in time for Earth Day.
6 Prefab Companies Ready to Build Your New Backyard Office
These prefab ADUs are the perfect solution for those in need of a separate home office.