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.

Rental Revamp: An Architect Couple Reimagine a Dated Queens Apartment for Just $5K
Rental Revamp: An Architect Couple Reimagine a Dated Queens Apartment for Just $5K
Using found materials and DIY know-how, Jordan Meerdink and Shalini Amin create a polished home that emphasizes their African roots.
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A Concrete House Is Softened by an Airy Internal Courtyard, Complete With an Olive Grove
For an architect’s new build in Melbourne, eco-conscious design techniques seamlessly integrate into a minimal-but-warm home.
This Playful Melbourne Home Embraces Its Split Personality
Heritage in the front, modern in the back—this renovation by FMD Architects is a family home with character.
An Indulgent Fenestration Design Rewards This Modern Dallas Home with Views of a Lush Park
An Indulgent Fenestration Design Rewards This Modern Dallas Home with Views of a Lush Park
True to its name, Perch Haus by M Gooden Design claims a lofty spot overlooking White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.
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The Cofounders of Den, a DIY Cabin Startup, Share a Peek Into Their Catskills Retreat
The husband-and-wife duo use their home as both a weekend getaway and laboratory for their business.
For a Cool $25 Million, You Can Buy Richard Neutra’s Most Famous Palm Springs Home
The Kaufmann Desert House was meticulously restored by Marmol Radziner in the 1990s—and now it’s up for grabs.
This Cozy Aussie Cottage Is a Treasure Trove of Pottery and Vintage Finds
A smart renovation makes room for a creative couple, their two dalmatians, and a carefully curated collection of goods.
This Melbourne Home Sits Pretty on a Slightly Sloped Site
Working together with InForm Design, an interior designer and her husband build a comfortable, contemporary home flooded with natural light.
A Historic Berkeley Midcentury Is Reborn After a Devastating Fire
A new home by Anderson Anderson Architecture captures the spirit of the 1952 residence that once stood on its site.
This Colorful House in San Francisco May Be Boxy, but It’s Anything but Square
Interior designer Regan Baker used bold wallpaper and clever storage to liven up her Forest Knolls home.
A Hilltop Midcentury in Berkeley With Bay Views and a Writer’s Cottage Asks $970K
Available for the first time in nearly 60 years, the home offers a glass-fronted living room with views of the San Francisco Bay.
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Budget Breakdown: A Former Berkeley Commune Is Surgically Renovated for $944K
A close-knit team seismically retrofits and reimagines a 1905 residence that had suffered through years of shoddy work.
These Legendary Surfers’ Converted School Bus Connects to a Three-Story Tree House on Hawaii
Aamion and Daize Goodwin’s radical digs in Hanalei, Kauai, can best be described as “Peter Pan” meets “Swiss Family...
Budget Breakdown: This Revamped New Orleans Home Is Part Urban Loft and Part Cathedral
A classic Big Easy house with a fanciful facade gets a $427K renovation that balances authenticity and imagination.
Before & After: A Washed-Up Venice Beach Shack Catches a Second Wave
Veneer Designs turns a crumbling home into a beachside paradise.
A Belgian Photographer’s Country Home Is a Playground for Kids and Adults Alike
Shaped like an upside-down seat, The Chairhouse is an experimental base for art-making and adventure.
Kodasema Launches Prefab Tiny Homes in the U.S. Starting at $95K
Kodasema is now accepting orders for their prefabricated micro homes in North and South America.
Three Trees Grow Through a Tranquil Home for a Pho-Making Family in Vietnam
A pair of young restauranteurs commission a live-work home that celebrates slow living and a strong connection to nature.
Three Shipping Containers Form a Tiny, Eco-Friendly Home in Australia
A designer couple convert three shipping containers into a 530-square-foot, solar-powered dwelling on their family’s farm.
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Couple Turn an Aging Barn House Into a Dreamy Catskills Getaway for $55.6K
Undeterred by the pandemic—and with their one-year-old daughter in tow—Danielle and Ely Franko spend seven months overhauling a former hay barn.
A Pair of Pine Cone–Shaped Tree Houses Overlook a Grand Fjord in Norway
Two rentable dwellings suspended from living trees bring a couple’s dream to life.
This Vibrant Singapore Apartment Is a Love Letter to Wes Anderson
Interior designer Ponnie Tan of EightyTwo infuses a Singapore apartment with a striking play of tones, forms, and graphics.
Before & After: In This Portland Tudor, an Irresistibly Quirky Kitchen Steals the Show
Osmose Design enlivens a 1930s residence with eccentric, handcrafted details.
A Raw Yet Refined Bondi Beach Home Opens Up to the Neighborhood
Plaster and tile play nicely with brick and steel in this Bondi beach home defined by sharp contrast.
This Exquisite Extension With a Zigzag Roof Was Made Possible by Neighborly Collaboration
In London, architect Julia Hamson transforms the dark, cramped kitchen of her Victorian terrace house into a flexible gathering space.
This Matte Black Cabin Was Built for Roughly the Cost of a Standard Sedan
A young architecture studio designs and builds a tiny, minimalist retreat in La Unión, Chile.
Budget Breakdown: This Sunny 1939 Santa Monica Bungalow Shines After a $765K Remodel
Addison Schierbeek Architects modeled the new layout around the homeowner’s favorite element of the property, a Chinese flame tree.
A Pair of Pink and Purple Tiny Houses Take Root in an Idyllic Olive Grove
Mar Plus Ask designs two dreamy homes that take cues from the storied olive trees on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Austin’s Weird and Wonderful Sand Dollar House Can Be Yours for $2.2M Clams
Here’s your chance to scoop up a splendid seashell house by the seashore.
A Waterfront Home in Washington Grows Two Hovering Wings
Elevated above the Hood Canal shoreline, Aldo Beach House expands to make room for visiting family.