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.

Before and After: An Old Japanese Farmhouse Gets a Modern Facelift
Before and After: An Old Japanese Farmhouse Gets a Modern Facelift
Once tied to a rice plantation, a renovated farmhouse in Ritto becomes a bright family home.
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A Melbourne Home Gains a Gorgeous Glass-Fronted Addition
A Melbourne Home Gains a Gorgeous Glass-Fronted Addition
A glass-fronted addition aims to re-engage a small-scale Melbourne home with its exuberant garden.
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A Timber-and-Concrete Summer House in Iceland Boasts Breathtaking Views
A Timber-and-Concrete Summer House in Iceland Boasts Breathtaking Views
Set on a ridge overlooking a deep ravine, this summer home in Southern Iceland is surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery.
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5 Stunning Uses of Western Red Cedar
5 Stunning Uses of Western Red Cedar
Durable, low maintenance, and always beautiful, Western Red Cedar is showing up in exciting ways, proving it can enhance the sleek design of modern structures.
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Before and After: A Century-Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Glorious Renovation
Before and After: A Century-Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Glorious Renovation
After suffering years of neglect, a historic home is brought back to life with a fresh new look to match its vibrant, hip neighborhood.
 - 3 days ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Adorable Kids' Rooms
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Adorable Kids' Rooms
These colorful, light-filled bedrooms and playrooms are fun-sized design inspiration. Our editor's top picks of the week feature creative kids' rooms that spark the imagination.
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Native Plants Form a Meadow-Like Habitat for a Rustic New York Home
Native Plants Form a Meadow-Like Habitat for a Rustic New York Home
After hands-on study, a Northeast landscape architect sows a free-growing meadow.
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10 Modern Barn Door Ideas You Wouldn't Expect
10 Modern Barn Door Ideas You Wouldn't Expect
These clever uses of barn doors will have you looking at these rustic accents in a whole new light.
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A Modern House Accentuates a Sensational Wyoming Landscape
A Modern House Accentuates a Sensational Wyoming Landscape
An earth-sheltered and earthquake-resistant home is built to stand the test of time in an extraordinary Wyoming landscape.
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Too Cool: This Boho Surf Shack Has a Half-Pipe in the Backyard
Too Cool: This Boho Surf Shack Has a Half-Pipe in the Backyard
She curates, he builds. You'll find handmade industrial-modern pieces, vintage treasures, global goods, skateboarding memorabilia, and out-and-out Southern California cool.
 - 7 days ago
A Sleek Lake Tahoe Retreat Shows Off an Impressive Art Collection
A Sleek Lake Tahoe Retreat Shows Off an Impressive Art Collection
Outside Tahoe National Forest, one family's vacation home takes the shape of a modern farmhouse and acts as a gallery for the owner's art collection.
 - 5 days ago
This Home For Sale in the Australian Bush Has Magical Tree House Vibes
This Home For Sale in the Australian Bush Has Magical Tree House Vibes
A three-pavilion home in a national park north of Sydney sits in an estuary and is accessible only by boat.
 - 6 days ago
These 7 Wisconsin Prefabs Take Modular Design to the Next Level
These 7 Wisconsin Prefabs Take Modular Design to the Next Level
These seven striking homes are proof of how well prefabs work within the bucolic settings of America's Dairyland.
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A Couple Transform a Prefab Shed Into a Cozy Cabin in Less Than Two Months
A Couple Transform a Prefab Shed Into a Cozy Cabin in Less Than Two Months
Two Airstream dwellers say goodbye to their mobile trailer to pursue their dream of homesteading in a cabin in the woods.
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These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof
These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof
Plus, the high-desert outpost is available to rent.
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A Concrete Abode in Uruguay Embraces its Beachfront Setting
A Concrete Abode in Uruguay Embraces its Beachfront Setting
The communal spaces on the top floor of this three-story residence open up to ocean views.
 - 15 days ago
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
Like a sunflower, this experimental net-zero house follows the sun to generate all the energy it needs.
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An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
A modern Melbourne renovation teaches others how to live sustainably without compromise.
 - 7 days ago
A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode
A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode
In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home boasts sustainable design and vibrant pops of color.
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A Paul Rudolph-Designed Midcentury Is Rescued From Obscurity and Finally Completed
A Paul Rudolph-Designed Midcentury Is Rescued From Obscurity and Finally Completed
Previously kept a secret at the request of the original homeowners, the Fullham Residence in Newton, Pennsylvania, finally gets completed according to the iconic architect's...
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6 New York Prefab Companies That Prize Modern Design
6 New York Prefab Companies That Prize Modern Design
Check out New York State's offering of innovative modular homes.
 - 10 days ago
A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
Outside Oslo, one family's remodeled home includes a dark, secluded loft that encourages daydreaming.
 - 10 days ago
An Uplifting Lake Tahoe Retreat Uses Light as a Building Material
An Uplifting Lake Tahoe Retreat Uses Light as a Building Material
This soaring Lake Tahoe abode constantly references its sylvan setting, from the polished concrete floors that glisten like water to the strips of light that demarcate space.
 - 11 days ago
This Tiny Home and Writing Studio Was Invented For a Children's Author
This Tiny Home and Writing Studio Was Invented For a Children's Author
The newest model from New Frontier Tiny Homes was designed for bestselling author Cornelia Funke, and is now available for $125,000.
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An Australian Cottage Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover and a New Home Office
An Australian Cottage Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover and a New Home Office
A weatherboard cottage in Melbourne gets a renovation and extension that make it a tranquil, live/work sanctuary.
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Colors, Climbing Walls, and IKEA Hacks Fill This Charming English Cottage
Colors, Climbing Walls, and IKEA Hacks Fill This Charming English Cottage
In a booming British beach town, longtime locals team with newcomer architects to salvage a 19th-century workers’ lodging.
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This Little Apartment in New York Unleashes the Power of Pegs
This Little Apartment in New York Unleashes the Power of Pegs
New storage, clever furniture, and lots of pegboards help a New York attorney get organized.
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Explore the Japanese-Style Home of Two L.A. Tastemakers
Explore the Japanese-Style Home of Two L.A. Tastemakers
The owners of a beloved housewares boutique upsize and remodel their home in Venice.
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This New Zealand Architect Created a House That Looks Like a Tiny Village
This New Zealand Architect Created a House That Looks Like a Tiny Village
An Auckland architect switches up the formula on the Victorian villas that populate his neighborhood.
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Cover Story: Step Inside Will Arnett’s Prefab-Hybrid Home
Cover Story: Step Inside Will Arnett’s Prefab-Hybrid Home
The Hollywood actor turns to his unofficial design guru when creating a custom-prefab hideaway in the hills above Los Angeles.
 - 13 days ago