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.

An Inverted Pyramid Roof Tops This Stately Retreat in Cape Town
An Inverted Pyramid Roof Tops This Stately Retreat in Cape Town
Clerestory windows and gardens on every level help this architect’s home feel integrated with its spectacular, mountain setting.
By Michele Koh Morollo - 6 hours ago
Budget Breakdown: Built For Under $10K, a Cabinet Room Expands a San Francisco Loft
Budget Breakdown: Built For Under $10K, a Cabinet Room Expands a San Francisco Loft
Rather than relocate, architect Rebal Knayzeh devises a flexible, mobile bedroom that doubles as storage for the family.
 - 12 hours ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Make Room For Furry Friends
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Make Room For Furry Friends
Move over, humans—we all know who really runs the household.
 - 4 days ago
This Hip Hong Kong Apartment Building Nails Small Space Living
This Hip Hong Kong Apartment Building Nails Small Space Living
Charlie & Rose turn a Hong Kong building into The Nate—a mixed-use apartment complex with chic studios, communal living areas, and a rooftop garden.
 - 5 days ago
At Her Hudson Valley Studio,  Paula Hayes Explores the Intersection of Art and Nature
At Her Hudson Valley Studio, Paula Hayes Explores the Intersection of Art and Nature
The landscape artist offers a glimpse into her charming art studio as well as her creative process.
 - 5 days ago
A Rammed Earth Home Rises on a Breathtaking Site in New Zealand’s Southern Alps
A Rammed Earth Home Rises on a Breathtaking Site in New Zealand’s Southern Alps
The use of rammed earth ties the home of a vintner to the terroir.
 - 12 days ago
Bathrooms We Love: Matthew Malin & Andrew Goetz Reveal the Tiny Bathroom That Launched a Business
Bathrooms We Love: Matthew Malin & Andrew Goetz Reveal the Tiny Bathroom That Launched a Business
Partners in work and life, the cofounders of grooming line Malin+Goetz discuss the little New York bathroom that started it all.
 - 13 days ago
An Extended Family Pulls Together to Transform a Late ’70s House Near Philadelphia
An Extended Family Pulls Together to Transform a Late ’70s House Near Philadelphia
For a modern renovation in Pennsylvania, everyone involved—clients, architect, builder, neighbors, even the previous owners—is part of one extended clan.
 - 5 days ago
An Architect in Chile Transforms an Uninhabited Island Into a Hideaway for Friends and Family
An Architect in Chile Transforms an Uninhabited Island Into a Hideaway for Friends and Family
A series of elemental cabins perch right on the water in the Chiloé Archipelago.
 - 6 days ago
A Tech Professional Heads to Texas and Builds a Tiny Off-the-Grid Cabin for $25K
A Tech Professional Heads to Texas and Builds a Tiny Off-the-Grid Cabin for $25K
Best of all, the simple shelter will be available to rent for short stays.
 - 5 days ago
This Unconventional Madrid Penthouse Has a Bathtub in the Living Room
This Unconventional Madrid Penthouse Has a Bathtub in the Living Room
An architect's penthouse apartment has a living room bathtub surrounded by windows and skylights.
 - 6 days ago
BLDG Workshop Breathes New Life Into a Lakeside Home and Outdoor Hut
BLDG Workshop Breathes New Life Into a Lakeside Home and Outdoor Hut
On the shores of one of Canada’s Kalamalka Lake, a dated home gets a second chance with a redesign that embraces the outdoors and captures light.
 - 7 days ago
A Compact, Choppy Apartment in Barcelona Gets a Colorful, Quirky Remodel
A Compact, Choppy Apartment in Barcelona Gets a Colorful, Quirky Remodel
A Barcelona architect applies his studio’s signature style to his own renovated residence.
 - 7 days ago
An Architect Couple Play With Texture in Their Handcrafted London Home
An Architect Couple Play With Texture in Their Handcrafted London Home
The husband-and-wife team behind Liddicoat & Goldhill use diverse materials for their house in Hackney, which is angled to capture light on a narrow site.
 - 8 days ago
A Renovated Apartment in Sweden Boasts Sunny Yellow Storage Walls
A Renovated Apartment in Sweden Boasts Sunny Yellow Storage Walls
Lookofsky Architecture has revived a 1920s apartment with egg yolk-yellow accents and a series of multifunctional, storage walls.
 - 8 days ago
Natural Stone Outcrops Pop Up in This Argentinian Retreat
Natural Stone Outcrops Pop Up in This Argentinian Retreat
Casa JB, built near a stone quarry, incorporates the rocky terrain into its design.
 - 8 days ago
Alpine Noir Is a Cozy, Modern Ski Chalet at the Foot of Mount Hood
Alpine Noir Is a Cozy, Modern Ski Chalet at the Foot of Mount Hood
This matte black cabin with abundant personal touches is a welcoming, low-maintenance family retreat.
 - 9 days ago
A Garden Hill Reflects Light Into This Modern Tokyo Home
A Garden Hill Reflects Light Into This Modern Tokyo Home
On a corner lot in Tokyo, a contemporary refuge takes cues from traditional Japanese arts and garden design.
 - 12 days ago
An Australian Vacation Villa Gets a Sophisticated New Look
An Australian Vacation Villa Gets a Sophisticated New Look
On the peninsula of Palm Beach, a northern Sydney suburb, a holiday home is treated to a restrained, yet luxe, renovation.
 - 12 days ago
A Comic Book Illustrator’s Quirky  Live/Work Pad in Brazil
A Comic Book Illustrator’s Quirky Live/Work Pad in Brazil
An illustrator’s colorful, renovated apartment in Brasília features a clever partition that makes best use of the limited space.
 - 12 days ago
An Architect Builds a Quiet, Wabi-Sabi Weekend Cabin in New York
An Architect Builds a Quiet, Wabi-Sabi Weekend Cabin in New York
The Pond House mirrors and honors its surroundings in both form and function.
 - 12 days ago
This Serene Japanese Retreat’s Overlapping Roofs Look Like Fallen Leaves
This Serene Japanese Retreat’s Overlapping Roofs Look Like Fallen Leaves
Aptly named Four Leaves, this curvaceous weekend home in Karuizawa fits organically into the surrounding woods.
 - 12 days ago
My House: Interior Designer Melissa Young's SoCal Desert Hacienda
My House: Interior Designer Melissa Young's SoCal Desert Hacienda
Melissa Young, founder of interior design firm, My Studio ID, invites us inside her luxe desert getaway—complete with teepee, endless textiles, and a VW dune buggy.
 - 13 days ago
A Crisp, White Home in Portugal Soaks Up Sweeping Seaside Views
A Crisp, White Home in Portugal Soaks Up Sweeping Seaside Views
Maximum privacy and expansive views define this single-level home on a hilly slope along the Algarve coast.
 - 13 days ago
A Dated ’90s-Style Loft Is Stripped Down to a Streamlined Aesthetic
A Dated ’90s-Style Loft Is Stripped Down to a Streamlined Aesthetic
Simplicity drives the transformation of a cluttered Chicago loft into a clean and calm home.
 - 14 days ago
A Chic Georgia Abode Focuses on Nature and Wellness
A Chic Georgia Abode Focuses on Nature and Wellness
Interior designer Rebecca Cartwright blends rustic and modern touches in this home, nestled in an arts and wellness community outside Atlanta.
 - 14 days ago
A Marble Chopping Block Door Opens Up to Reveal a Sophisticated Brazilian Apartment
A Marble Chopping Block Door Opens Up to Reveal a Sophisticated Brazilian Apartment
The front door of this São Paulo apartment is a wooden board once used to cut slabs of marble.
 - 15 days ago
This Barn-Like Home Is Closed to the Street and Open to the Forest
This Barn-Like Home Is Closed to the Street and Open to the Forest
Set within a forest clearing, this simple yet sophisticated house has black corrugated steel on its street-facing side, and glass on its tree-facing side.
 - 15 days ago
A Fashion Designer’s Parisian Apartment Gets a Cheerful Update—and a Rainbow Floor
A Fashion Designer’s Parisian Apartment Gets a Cheerful Update—and a Rainbow Floor
A renovated, 19th-century apartment in Montmartre features a multifunctional partition, natural light, and a dose of color.
 - 16 days ago
This Striking Chalet Perfectly Balances Playfulness With Contemporary Design
This Striking Chalet Perfectly Balances Playfulness With Contemporary Design
Surrounded by valleys and dense foliage, Abercorn Chalet is a bold, stylish retreat that embraces the natural wonders of Quebec’s Eastern Townships.
 - 16 days ago