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 War-Era Prefab Makes Way for a Breezy Bungalow in Los Angeles
A War-Era Prefab Makes Way for a Breezy Bungalow in Los Angeles
Built atop the footprint of a home constructed during World War I, Pink House by And And And Studio captures the essence of California living.
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Four Friends Joined Forces to Realize This Idyllic Forest Retreat Outside Toronto
Two homes combine under one roof in this unique lakeside structure.
A Portland Home Combines Midcentury Style and Sustainable Design as It Bridges Wetlands
The Patton New Century House treads lightly on the land while providing wide-open living spaces.
A Cathedral-Esque Lake Home Rises in the Quebec Countryside
A Cathedral-Esque Lake Home Rises in the Quebec Countryside
Built with a material palette that will beautifully patina, the Memphremagog Lake House by _naturhumaine stands in dialogue with its wooded surroundings.
A Brutalist ’60s Apartment Gets a Bright and Airy Makeover
Architecture firm 27.9 succinctly blends wood elements with concrete to turn a family’s apartment into a home worth hanging onto.
An Ecuador Couple Seek Out Adventure in a DIY Tiny Cabin on Wheels
The camper has a bed, workspace, kitchen, and bath—plus a whole lot of rustic, off-grid charm.
Budget Breakdown: An Oregon Retreat Revamped for $135K Channels Nautical Wes Anderson Vibes
In the tiny community of Cape Meares, a DIY couple turn an unassuming shingled house into a maritime-inspired getaway.
Every Day Feels Like a Vacation at One Family’s Breezy Waterfront Home in England
Clad in weathered larch and pale brick, a riverside residence in Suffolk County soaks up sun and views.
A Family’s Glass-Enclosed Cabin Hovers in a Pine Forest in Ecuador
To turn a 700-square-foot home into a more permanent residence for a family of four, RAMA estudio attached a prefab glass-and-steel box that extends into the surrounding...
A Breakthrough Renovation Turns a Brick Home Into a Desert Oasis
A design dream team connects a 1980s dwelling to its spectacular site in Paradise Valley,...
A Dark Suburban Home in Melbourne Becomes a Verdant, Light-Filled Refuge
A Dark Suburban Home in Melbourne Becomes a Verdant, Light-Filled Refuge
Architecture studio DREAMER revives a century-old dwelling with an addition that optimizes indoor/outdoor flow.
Before & After: An Airy Loft Opens Up a 1920 Bungalow in Atlanta
A clever reconfiguration expands a Craftsman home by 780 square feet without changing its footprint.
A Spanish Architect’s Brutalist-Inspired Home Makes Room for Three Generations
On the outskirts of Madrid, architect Malu de Miguel designs a shared residence for her family with two pavilions clad in concrete and brick.
An Off-Grid Artist’s Retreat Pops Up on an Island Near Ireland
Dubbed Studio Drop, the tiny green cabin offers refuge for creatives seeking isolation.
A Converted 1940s Gym in the Netherlands Becomes an Airy Home With “Tactile Contrast”
MASA Architects design a serene urban hideout with open-plan spaces that juxtapose gritty, exposed brick and concrete with silky stone and glass finishes.
The Cube Two Is the Tiny Home of Tomorrow—and It Starts at $77K
Nestron’s latest prefabricated home packs a whole lot of technology into 279 square feet.
A Sustainable Renovation of a Los Angeles Midcentury Channels Its Designers’ Utopian Ideals
The principles of the Wonderland Park community and the owner’s interest in renewable energy inspired this transformation by Assembledge+.
A California Designer Creates a Home That Will Last a Lifetime
For her cheerful, butterfly-roofed house, designer Susie St. John thinks ahead with an entry ramp and wheelchair-accessible halls and showers.
A Narrow Site in New Orleans Proves a Welcome Challenge for a Designer Couple
Located within a historic district, the skinny, modern box aims to fit in even though it stands out.
Outside Paris, a 19th-Century House Conceals a Minimalist Tableau Rich With Color
In a nature preserve, two creative directors design a colorful country home.
Longtime Friends Reunite to Transform an 80-Year-Old Cottage in Cape Town
Local architect Liani Douglas and her university classmate first bonded over a shared aesthetic. More than a decade later, they put it into practice.
Massive Sliding Doors Connect a Hawaii Home to Its Mountainside Settings
An off-grid getaway on O‘ahu produces all of its own electricity and opens wide to the landscape.
An Artist’s British Columbia Cabin Offers Peace and Perspective
The woodsy retreat by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has a cantilevered deck that captures panoramic views.
An Eye-Popping Stair Puts a Contemporary Twist on a Historic Apartment in Argentina
Working with a challenging layout, a designer couple add a showstopping stair enclosure.
A Writer’s Singapore Apartment Gets a Breezy Refresh
Architect Ling Hao allows the pad’s vintage details to sing.
A Multigenerational Home Complete With Vegetable Gardens Rises in Central Melbourne
Austin Maynard Architects renovates and expands on a lot in the Fitzroy neighborhood to create a salubrious city retreat for a client and her son’s family.
This Dramatic Renovation in Portugal Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat
In the former Puppeteers’ Quarter of Sintra, Portugal, REDO Architects sets the stage for an enchanting home that blends old and new.
Two Copper Towers Form a Tiny Retreat in Australia
Panels raise to open the off-grid cabin to the landscape, providing shaded views over the rolling hills.
Before & After: An Architect and His Friend Tackle a DIY Remodel of a Lakeside Cottage
Douglas Segulja of OSSO Architecture creates an idyllic retreat in Highland Lakes, New Jersey.
Before & After: A Surfer’s San Francisco Home Helps Keep an Eye on the Waves
Levy Art & Architecture transforms a disjointed Marina-style house into a laidback lookout on Ocean Beach.