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 Family Aces the Remodel of a Cute Schoolhouse in the Catskills
A Family Aces the Remodel of a Cute Schoolhouse in the Catskills
The ’70s building set them up for success in creating a rustic-chic home on five acres in the country.
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My House: There’s Nothing Complicated About Emma Allen’s Asheville Home
With city life in the rearview, the Everyday Oil founder keeps things simple and soothing in her pair of connected cottages.
This Interior Designer’s Apartment in India is a Pastel-Hued Wonderland
Eshita Marwah’s renovated flat in Gujarat, India, features whimsical hand-painted murals, a bar hidden in a closet, bedroom decor inspired by cottage gardens, and a balcony...
This Renovation on Long Island Hacks the Conventions of Single-Family Suburban Living
This Renovation on Long Island Hacks the Conventions of Single-Family Suburban Living
Design firm Architensions tops a house with another house, subverting the notion of a traditional second-story addition.
A Timber Artist’s Retreat Sprouts Beside a Stone Cottage in England
Studio Weave draws upon traditional craft and contemporary design to create a garden dwelling geared toward creative growth.
A Shipping Container Home in Rural Australia Delivers Views at Every Turn
The retreat routes a U-shape around a central plunge pool, providing a series of unique vantages of the forest landscape.
An Unloved Loft Is Brought Back to Life for a Newlywed Couple
New finishes, built-ins, and pops of color restore vim and vigor to the space.
A Timber-Heavy Apartment in Spain Is Anything but Wooden
In Santander, Zooco Estudio joined fresh millwork with original beams to enliven a historic space with smart partitions and plenty of built-in storage.
This Seaside Holiday Home in South Africa Is Built for the Ages
Its mix of indoor and outdoor spaces embraces the setting while bracing for weather, giving a couple and their family a place to escape for years to come.
Before & After: A SoCal Surfer’s Choppy Kitchen Catches a New Wave
Designer Lisa Carolla streamlines her space for post-beach bites, communal cooking, and everyday living in Encinitas.
An Artist and Her Builder Husband Shake the Dust Out of an Old Fisherman’s Shack in Tasmania
An Artist and Her Builder Husband Shake the Dust Out of an Old Fisherman’s Shack in Tasmania
The seaside setting had it all, so the couple made a few updates to the ’80s structure to make the most of it: larger windows, new decking, and a firepit overlooking the ocean.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect’s £224K Remodel Makes a Splash With Pastel Tile
Inspired by a David Hockney painting, Grant Straghan colors his London home in soothing tones of seafoam and rose.
We’re Swooning Over the Sun-Dappled Interiors at This Midcentury-Inspired Melbourne Home
Breeze block walls let light and air filter in while maintaining privacy from passersby on the street.
A Family’s Milanese Apartment Is Reimagined With Miles of Tiles
A white-and-blue honeycomb pattern runs the length of its central corridor to mesmerizing effect.
Sea Green and Curved Glass Give a Melbourne Extension Aquatic Vibes
The new kitchen, dining, and living space features brick washed in a submarine hue and a glass wall that wraps a courtyard like a fishbowl.
An Architect Couple Hand Build (and Then Rebuild) a Bahamian Escape
Melissa and Jacob Brillhart constructed the home’s frame in their Miami backyard, before disassembling it and shipping it to the island of Eleuthera.
This $1.2M Midcentury Home Embraces the Majesty of the San Gabriel Mountains
Situated at the end of an Altadena cul-de-sac, the well-preserved dwelling is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of L.A.
An Offset Roof Isn't the Only Off-Kilter Thing About This Home in Japan
It's an energetic jumble of arched doorways, many mezzanines, a grand piano, and plenty of plywood.
A Triangular New York Apartment With a Cylindrical Bathroom Gets a Historically-Sensitive Overhaul
Brooklyn-based architecture firm Worrell Yeung breathes new life into a landmark loft.
A Retreat in the Mountains of Central Mexico Sources 100% of Its Water From the Sky
Each of its three structures—a residence, artist’s studio, and bath house—features a catchment with a reservoir system that purifies harvested rainwater.
A Glass House in Upstate New York Welcomes a Moody Standalone Studio
Designed by General Assembly, the converted barn provides a cozy counterpoint to its transparent neighbor.
An Outdoor Courtyard Becomes the Living Room of a Family’s Barcelona Row House
Their gathering space connects to the kitchen and features a built-in bench, a barbecue, and a shade mechanism to stay cool.
An Architect Scrapes Away Decades of Paint to Polish Up a Brutalist Gem
Oliver Grimshaw finds his modernist dream home, hiding in plain sight.
Mesmerizing Black Slats Pair With Huge Windows at This Swedish Villa
Bornstein Lyckefors Architects designs a precise, boxy volume to capture views while providing privacy.
My House: A Designer Couple Treat Their Eichler to a Refresh With Funky, Vintage Style
Greg Ledesma and Paula Ayala display their passion for all things midcentury with their online shop, and through their restored Southern California home.
Clever Planning Makes Use of Every Corner of a Compact Villa in Spain
Barcelona studio Forma transformed an unusual triangular layout into a home with a surprising sense of space and light.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Overhauls His Garage Into a Finely Tuned ADU for $75K
Valery Augustin rolls up his sleeves and converts his two-car structure into a long-term rental in Los Angeles.
Two Outdated Flats Become One ’80s-Inspired Apartment in Milan
Atelierzero connects side-by-side units using blues, pinks, neutral finishes, and an arched hallway.
Charred Timber Clads a New Rentable Tiny Cabin in Germany
Architect Sigurd Larsen teams up with Raus to build an off-grid escape near Berlin.
An Off-Grid Cabin Wrapped in Glass Hunkers in a Hawaiian Forest
The boxy, modernist-inspired design synchs with its tropical setting thanks to a generous deck and wall-height windows and doors.