Home Tours

Step inside the most incredible spaces in the modern world. From midcentury renovations, to off-the-grid cabins, to innovative prefabs, Dwell's home tours take you inside inspiring design projects that serve the contemporary lifestyle, lead the way on green initiatives, and incorporate smart technology. These stories illustrate excellence in modern home design the world over.

A Blue House Clad With Corrugated Steel Blends Into the Scandinavian Sky
A Blue House Clad With Corrugated Steel Blends Into the Scandinavian Sky
Situated west of Copenhagen in Roskilde, Denmark, the Blå Hus features a bright exterior that shields a wood-clad addition to a 1950s brick home.
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A Rural Wisconsin Retreat Puts a Refined Spin on Country Living
Local materials and a restrained, natural palette allow the surroundings to sing at this family getaway.
A Terrace Home in London Gets a Luminous Extension While Keeping a Low Profile
Hunkered under a green roof, a new indoor/outdoor addition by Turner Architects breathes fresh life into a family home.
In London, an Old Victorian Becomes a Wonderland of Colored Concrete
In London, an Old Victorian Becomes a Wonderland of Colored Concrete
Studio Ben Allen implements prefab elements to metamorphose a dated Victorian in just four days.
Before & After: A Super Skinny Row House in Brooklyn Gets an Airy, Loft-Like Makeover
A brilliant blue core runs through all four floors of art consultant Priscilla Caldwell’s reworked townhouse in Cobble Hill.
A Brick-and-Concrete Home With a Library Emphasizes Circular Motifs in Mexico
Daniela Bucio Sistos designs an indoor/outdoor residence around a foyer with a round roof cutout that allows a tree to grow through it.
A Renovated Barcelona Flat Glows With All-White Interiors and Restored Brick Ceilings
Allaround Lab completely revamps an 800-square-foot apartment, uncovering original barrel-vaulted ceilings and installing custom cabinetry from front to back.
A Seaside Home Near Barcelona Gets a Bright Update With a Top-Level Library
Enric Rojo Arquitectura transforms a multilevel townhouse in Catalonia to evolve with its longtime residents.
A Light-Filled Atrium With a Tree House Anchors a Narrow Residence in Vietnam
Story Architecture designs an indoor/outdoor dwelling in Ho Chi Minh City with plenty of room for a family of four to work, live, and play.
My House: An Australian Stylist Curates an Ever-Changing, Art-Filled Home
Jono Fleming turns an off-the-plan apartment by architecture studio SJB into a colorful refuge in the heart of Sydney.
Before & After: A Narrow Row House in Brooklyn Stretches for the Sun
Before & After: A Narrow Row House in Brooklyn Stretches for the Sun
Light and Air Architecture deftly extends and reimagines a Park Slope home for the owner, who grew up in the space.
An Architect’s 1950s Barcelona Flat Pops With Geometric Color
The founder of Raúl Sánchez Architects restyles his dated corner unit behind a chamfered facade in Barcelona’s Poblenou area.
A Flowing Hong Kong Apartment Mimics the City’s Cascading Hills
A winding form slices through the center of this home to add dimension, privacy, and storage.
A Shou Sugi Ban Retreat in Vermont Frames Dramatic Mountain Views
Architect Elizabeth Herrmann designs a modern farmhouse for a family looking to flee steamy summers in Texas and connect with nature.
A Tree House–Inspired Backyard Sanctuary Blends Tranquility and Whimsy
Architectural designer Jerome Byron uses playful proportions and pops of color to spark creativity in a serene Los Angeles guesthouse.
A Family’s Home in Kyoto Balances Light and Darkness With a Diagonal Wall
The insertion of a two-level, canted partition in a 40-year-old home gives a young family in Japan a multitude of unique spaces.
Baton Rouge Oasis
On a lot nobody, particularly the city of Baton Rouge, could love, architect David Baird created an oasis for his family and his community—both interstate-side and street-side.
A Series of Interlocking Gables Create a Light-Filled Family Home in Denmark
C.F. Møller Architects implements an abundance of brick in an homage to another of their projects, the elegant Aarhus University.
A Phoenix Family Home Embraces Mountain Views With a Detail Fit for a Circus
The Ranch Mine partners with two equally creative homeowners to build a forward-thinking property on an unconventional lot.
A Victorian Terrace House in London Gets a Bright, Brutalist-Inspired Rear Addition
A careful renovation by DGN Studio results in a light-filled kitchen, dining area, and gathering space that celebrates the homeowners’ love of concrete.
Luminous Apartment in a Historic NYC Building
A family of four makes a piece of New York history home.
Before & After: An Architect Couple in Amsterdam Turn a Garage Into a Gauzy, Light-Filled Home
Bringing in skylights, custom glass doors, and tactile finishes, Bart van Seggelen and Valérie Boerma render the car park unrecognizable.
This 100% Off-Grid Cabin in Chile Was Built for $165K
Completed in six short months, ZeroCabin Krul is a self-sufficient getaway near the Andes mountains and the Patagonian fjords.
A Deteriorating 1950s Apartment in São Paulo Gets Revamped and Greened-Up
Mana arquitetura transforms an old, cramped apartment into a plant-filled urban oasis in Brazil’s most populous city.
Big Easy Living
In the hot and humid South, time seems to stand still and the architecture is often no different.
Stainless Chef
Designer John Picard isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty in the kitchen, or washing the sand off his feet in the bathroom.
Midcentury and ’80s Finds Transform a Rental in Switzerland Into a Fabulous Family Home
When designer Alexandrine Lukach and her family got stuck at a rental due to the pandemic, they flexed sewing skills and flea market savvy to zhuzh up the place.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Revives a 1963 Cabin in the Californian Sierras for $50K
San Francisco–based couple Tom McElroy and Scott Turco breathe new life into a dated retreat in the forests of Arnold, California.
Before & After: An All-Too-’80s Condo Trades Its Popcorn Ceiling for a Chic Sunroom
Odami gives a dated home in the heart of Toronto a fresh perspective—and a coat of green paint.
A Writer’s Copper-Clad Live/Work Space Blends Into the Forest in Denmark
Danish architecture firm SLETH designs a flexible office and home where a nonfiction writer can get creative surrounded by woodlands.