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.

This Stunning Home Hugs the Contours of an Oak-Covered Hill
This Stunning Home Hugs the Contours of an Oak-Covered Hill
An L-shaped abode in Monterey County, California, invites in sweeping valley views.
By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo - a day ago
A 1960s Canadian Ski House Is Rebuilt Into a Gorgeous Abode
A 1960s Canadian Ski House Is Rebuilt Into a Gorgeous Abode
In the mountain town of Saint-Sauveur in Quebec, an outdated ski house gets modernized into a simple and elegant family home.
 - 2 days ago
A Dirt Floor Snakes Through This Spectacular Japanese House
A Dirt Floor Snakes Through This Spectacular Japanese House
Putting a spin on the traditional Japanese doma, a dirt floor extends throughout this home, forging an ever-changing indoor/outdoor connection.
 - 2 days ago
A London Penthouse Is Flooded With Dreamy Shades of Blue
A London Penthouse Is Flooded With Dreamy Shades of Blue
Perched above London's Covent Garden district, a penthouse is revamped into a stylish second home.
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A Forest Retreat in Washington Takes Cues From Scandinavian Design
A Forest Retreat in Washington Takes Cues From Scandinavian Design
Modeled after the Danish sommerhus, this getaway for a Seattle family boasts lofty interiors that spill outdoors.
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A Lunar Lander-Inspired Tiny House is an Otherworldly Escape
A Lunar Lander-Inspired Tiny House is an Otherworldly Escape
Inspired by a picture of a lunar lander, a naval architect perches a tiny house in the shrub-steppe landscape of Eastern Washington.
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A High Desert Home Slides Open Like a Swiss Army Knife
A High Desert Home Slides Open Like a Swiss Army Knife
Set amidst the scenic scrubland of Oregon’s high desert, this elegant home has interior sliding panels that can be manipulated to conceal or reveal spaces.
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14 Shipping Containers Were Upcycled For This Dallas Home
14 Shipping Containers Were Upcycled For This Dallas Home
Matt and Barbara Mooney worked with Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design, a boutique design firm in Dallas, to build a home out of 14 shipping containers.
 - 3 days ago
Three Timber Cabins Form a New Zealand Architect's Family Retreat
Three Timber Cabins Form a New Zealand Architect's Family Retreat
Architect Cymon Allfrey takes a page from the traditional “bach,” or holiday home, to design this alpine getaway.
 - 3 days ago
A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
When a couple needed more space for their weekly family dinners, local architects transform their tiny abode into an entertaining oasis.
 - 3 days ago
An Architect Couple Give This 18th-Century Townhouse a Sumptuous Refresh
An Architect Couple Give This 18th-Century Townhouse a Sumptuous Refresh
Formerly a tavern and a weavers' house, a Huguenot-era building in East London (that once belonged to Keira Knightley) is reincarnated as a richly layered, atmospheric home.
 - 4 days ago
A Dark Sydney Home Finds Light With a Unifying Expansion
A Dark Sydney Home Finds Light With a Unifying Expansion
A dark and disconnected cottage is beautifully transformed into a light and airy, two-story abode.
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This Mirrored Cabin Playfully Brings a Forest Indoors
This Mirrored Cabin Playfully Brings a Forest Indoors
Set amidst a leafy forest near Ontario's Kawartha Lakes, this modern cabin beautifully mirrors nature with its contemporary choice of materials.
 - 4 days ago
Before and After: A Neglected 1960s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Sunny Outdoor Connection
Before and After: A Neglected 1960s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Sunny Outdoor Connection
From the front door to the backyard, no space was left behind in the dramatic overhaul of a derelict midcentury in Southern California.
 - 4 days ago
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
In a leafy Victorian suburb, a prefab extension offers a superb solution to a family’s need for extra space.
 - 5 days ago
A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable
A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable
Danish architect Jesper Pedersen reimagines a Lloyd Ruocco midcentury, putting sustainability at the forefront of the Scandinavian-inspired design.
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A Tiny Taipei Apartment Pursues Muji-Like Minimalism For $35K
A Tiny Taipei Apartment Pursues Muji-Like Minimalism For $35K
Completed on a budget of $35,000, this 355-square-foot apartment has been designed with young professionals in mind.
 - 5 days ago
A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.
 - 5 days ago
A Neglected Chapel Is Reborn as an Artist's Live/Work Space
A Neglected Chapel Is Reborn as an Artist's Live/Work Space
After a thoughtful restoration, a former chapel in South London embraces a new calling as a vibrant, contemporary space for a local artist.
 - 8 days ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Lush Outdoor Spaces
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Lush Outdoor Spaces
These outdoor spaces from the Dwell community are perfect for warm summer nights.
 - 9 days ago
Muted Tones Mingle With Light and Shadows to Form a Quiet Mexican Oasis
Muted Tones Mingle With Light and Shadows to Form a Quiet Mexican Oasis
In San Miguel de Allende, a retired couple uncover serenity in a calm, contemporary weekend retreat.
 - 9 days ago
A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch
A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch
On an undulating stretch of California coastline, a hidden guesthouse runs free of the grid.
 - 9 days ago
A Pink Staircase Dominates the Revival of This Roman Apartment
A Pink Staircase Dominates the Revival of This Roman Apartment
Perched above a lush green park in Rome, this airy abode has been revamped and enlarged to improve its outdoor connection.
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Glass and Stone Combine to Dazzling Effect on California's Central Coast
Glass and Stone Combine to Dazzling Effect on California's Central Coast
In Clint Eastwood’s exclusive Tehama resort in Carmel, a crisp, contemporary home prioritizes indoor/outdoor living.
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An Old Belgian Fortress Breathes New Life as a Charming B&B
An Old Belgian Fortress Breathes New Life as a Charming B&B
With barracks dating back to 1785, this former fort has been carefully renovated and extended to now house a family, as well as their small business.
 - 10 days ago
This Quirky Home in Prague Looks Like a Giant Mushroom
This Quirky Home in Prague Looks Like a Giant Mushroom
Scaled to blend in with the surrounding trees, this Czech home rises from a concrete stem.
 - 10 days ago
An Old Stone Building in Tuscany Becomes a Modern Hideaway
An Old Stone Building in Tuscany Becomes a Modern Hideaway
A clever renovation transforms an irregularly shaped dwelling in Trequanda, Italy, into a tiny retreat that's bursting with character.
 - 10 days ago
A Contemporary Home Cascades Down the Hillside in Vancouver
A Contemporary Home Cascades Down the Hillside in Vancouver
Astounding mountain and harbor views in Central Vancouver direct the remodel of this 1970s dwelling.
 - 11 days ago
A Lush Wallcovering Brings the Feeling of Nature Into This Tiny New York Apartment
A Lush Wallcovering Brings the Feeling of Nature Into This Tiny New York Apartment
A Manhattan pied-à-terre provides a homey retreat for Canadians who frequently visit New York.
 - 11 days ago
A Modern Home Embraces Nature With a Unique L-Shaped Design
A Modern Home Embraces Nature With a Unique L-Shaped Design
To the west of Mexico City, a striking retreat is nestled among a lush forest and an enchanting lake.
 - 12 days ago