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 Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...
Contemporary Modern in a Mid-Century Mecca
When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their...
3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors
One of the great pleasures of visiting the McKenzie Residence in our September 2012 story "Borrego Springs Eternal," is owner...
A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
Now Open: A Mid-Century Modern Gem Steps Into the 21st Century
By bumping out the back of their Arapahoe Acres home and adding sliding glass walls that open to an awesome outdoor living space,...
A Mid-Century Modern Makeover in Los Angeles
Linear sight lines and a game-changing terrace revamp a midcentury home in the Pacific Palisades.
Mid-Century Modern Michigan Service Stations by Alden B. Dow
In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, automobile designs were characterized by head-turning tailfins and sleek lines.
St. John's Episcopal Church Mid-Century Modern by Alden B. Dow
St. John’s Episcopal Church Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, The Episcopal Church in Midland was established in 1867.
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
Mid-Century Mash-Up
Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in...
Collaborative Completion of a Mid Century Modern Home 48 Years Later
Just as people often say, it came to her in the middle of the night, the epiphany of epiphanies.
Mid-Century Textile Design
Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast.
Mid-Century Remastered
Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.
Why mid-century modern design is never going out of style
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or two, really - the mid-century renaissance won’t have escaped you.
A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft
When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place.
Styling a Rescued Mid-Century Gem
How we came to shoot our latest campaign in a home saved from the bulldozers.
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.
Modern Addition in Louisville
Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville...
Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated...

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