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 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...
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 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...
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...
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 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.
This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon
Two pods for living and sleeping meld with the outdoors through a patented, reversible window concept.
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.
An Experimental New Hotel Includes a Steel Prefab and a Copenhagen Loft
Danish brand Vipp allows guests to book design-forward rooms in the form of a lakeside prefab, an urban loft, and a converted...
6 New York Prefab Companies That Prize Modern Design
Check out New York State's offering of innovative modular homes.
5 Firms Eager to Build You a Modern Prefab in New Hampshire
Discover the benefits of prefab construction with these New Hampshire–based companies.
Richard Meier Model Museum Opens in New Jersey
Richard Meier puts 400 of his handmade architectural models on public display in a converted industrial space in Jersey City.
A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.
Eero Saarinen's Giant 1957 Masterpiece in New Jersey Restored and Reimagined
The cutting edge of laboratory design when first built, Bell Labs is being revamped to fulfill a new role—bringing the city to...
Yves Béhar Teams Up With Plant Prefab to Launch a New Line of Tiny Houses
The LivingHomes YB1 is a new customizable tiny house that can be built in a month and installed in a day.
Prefab for Humanity
In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.