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.

Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York
Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New...
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...
This Petite Paris Apartment is a Vintage Furniture–Filled Delight
An eccentric and eclectic Paris apartment reflects a lifetime of thoughtful collecting—and a considered eye.
Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.
This Snug Guesthouse in Upstate New York Is Good Enough to Live In
A tiny outbuilding offers a cozy living space inside a simple shell.
These 10 Tiny Apartments in New York City Embrace Compact Living
Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.
Escape From New York
It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were...
Live from New York
A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long been Herman...
The Soothing Sounds of Nature Fill Up This Island Prefab
A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.
A Small Wisconsin Cabin Filled with Multifunctional Furniture
A father-son architectural duo experiment with a compact, modular home with flexible furniture arrangements.
An Eclectic Living Room in Antwerp
Gallerist Veerle Wenes has sage advice for composing interior spaces: "People should choose objects for their home with passion,...
An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.
A Swedish Vision For Democratic Architecture Lands in New York
Next up at Archtober, a Swedish series on architecture, urbanity, and egalitarianism.
Marina Plus Rem, in Upstate New York
Hudson, New York, is a small community nestled into its namesake river valley about 100 miles north of Manhattan.
Ori by Yves Béhar Is the New Robotic Furniture System Poised to Transform Urban Living
Developed with technology out of the MIT Media Lab and designed by Fuseproject, the mobile, modular furniture system is now...
Shop the Look: Midcentury Living Room
Bring the sleek, sculptural forms of the middle of the century into your modern home.
An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley
At Hudson Woods, architect Drew Lang creates a modern community with a strong local flavor.
The Garage That's as Fun as the Living Room
After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.
A Holiday Apartment in Poland With the Perfect Mix of Vintage and Custom Furniture
Loft Kolasiński revitalizes a 1920 flat with a medley of unique and classic pieces.
The Shed: A New Hub For Artistic Invention Coming Soon to New York City
Described as a "cultural shed for New York," The Shed is an expandable multi-use cultural venue designed by the NYC-based firm,...

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