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 Makeover in Los Angeles
Linear sight lines and a game-changing terrace revamp a midcentury home in the Pacific Palisades.
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...
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
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,...
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With their main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes often cost less to build, offer a higher...
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...
Modern Addition in Louisville
Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville...
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 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.
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.
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,...
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.
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting.
Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.
An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever.
Channeling Midcentury Modern in Northern California
A Silicon Valley couple call in the firm behind Apple’s most recognized retail locations to design a relaxed retreat.
Modern Home in a California Resort Town
A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.
Modern Kitchen Renovation with Mid-Century Roots
Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new...