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...
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.
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...
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,...
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
A Mid-Century Modern Makeover in Los Angeles
Linear sight lines and a game-changing terrace revamp a midcentury home in the Pacific Palisades.
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With its main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes can cost less to build, offer a higher...
Mid-Century Mash-Up
Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in...
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.
7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California
You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.
Styling a Rescued Mid-Century Gem
How we came to shoot our latest campaign in a home saved from the bulldozers.
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...
A Modern Glass Addition in Belgium
For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a...
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...
Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler
Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael,...
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Net-zero prefab panels and Icelandic-inspired design come together in Dawnsknoll, a sustainable home in Santa Monica.
7 Modern Eichler Renovations in California
Jospeh Eichler's post-World War II tract homes have had an astounding impact on modern architecture as we know it today.
A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
Thanks to a disciplined devotion to mid-century principles of design, a curator’s bachelor pad in the Hamptons is reborn.
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting.