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 Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage
Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.
Now That's How You Double Your Square Footage
In the suburbs of Paris, an architect with an eco-friendly practice doesn’t let tradition stand in the way of innovation.
Renovation: 800 Square Feet
While in the process of helping his father find a suitable home closer to his family, Sacramento designer Curtis Popp realized he...
A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of...
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
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.
In Paris, a 540-Square-Foot Apartment Becomes a Forever Home for a Family of Five
Nomadic Architecture Studio opens up the interior of a one-bedroom dwelling to accommodate a young family as they move through...
This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation
In a New York loft, a multifunctional cube provides a space-saving fix that’s anything but square.
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 Renovated Melbourne Bungalow Keeps its Clapboard Character
Outside cladding continues inside this updated and extended bungalow, which now enjoys a breezy garden connection.
A Colombian Cabin Uses Shingles as Camouflage in Its Tropical Setting
Experimenting with prefab elements, designer David Del Valle and architect Amalia Ramírez create a weekend retreat outside...
This Colorful House in San Francisco May Be Boxy, But It’s Anything But Square
Interior designer Regan Baker used bold wallpaper and clever storage to liven up her Forest Knolls home.
The Dramatic Transformation of This 100-Year-Old Barn Leads a Couple to Reconsider its Use
A Quebec couple sought a backyard guest house for their adult children—and they loved the result so much that they moved in.
A Family Used Its Quirky Collection of Found Objects to Transform a Historic Farmhouse
The renovation features upcycled materials and custom furniture created by local craftspeople.
This 250-Square-Foot Prefab Cabin Fits a Queen Bed and a Fireplace
The newest model from Wheelhaus challenges small-space clichés with high ceilings and oversize windows.
This Ultra-Versatile Prefab Cabin Can Shed Its Layers of Wood and Glass
Now available for less than $99,000, ANNA is a flat-pack retreat whose inner and outer shells glide along tracks.
This 390-Square-Foot Renovation Is Compact Yet Comfortable in Greenwich Village
An architect revamps a pint-sized Manhattan apartment for a couple on the go.
This 90-Square-Foot Kitchen Feels Airy After a Scandinavian-Style Renovation
L.A.-based design duo Taylor + Taylor juxtaposed board-formed concrete with blond cabinetry and statement tile for a wow worthy...
This Palm Springs Prefab Is a “Living Lab” for its Designer Residents
In Palm Springs, a pair of prefab experts turn their process on themselves.
A Midcentury Home Renovation Celebrates Its Striking, Open-Truss Ceiling
Designed by a little-known architect in 1949, the now streamlined home honors its original bones.