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.

Two Ponds Bookend This Concrete-and-Wood Residence in Portugal
Two Ponds Bookend This Concrete-and-Wood Residence in Portugal
Braga–based firm Carvalho Araújo takes advantage of the ponds and stream that surround this dazzling, modern residence in Peneda-Gerês National Park.
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A Sleek Addition Lets a Melbourne Home and Garden Freely Merge
A Sleek Addition Lets a Melbourne Home and Garden Freely Merge
Zen Architects replace a poor-quality extension from the '80s with one that celebrates natural materials and outdoor connection.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week That Are Mad For Midcentury Design
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Are Mad For Midcentury Design
It's no secret that Dwell is captivated with midcentury modern homes.
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A Minimalist Mediterranean Home Rises in Rural Spain
A Minimalist Mediterranean Home Rises in Rural Spain
The site of a former family vineyard becomes the wild and rugged canvas for Casa en el Campo—a modern home built from sleek, minimalist design.
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Before & After: A Rundown Brisbane Cottage Turns Into a Ravishing, Modern Home
Before & After: A Rundown Brisbane Cottage Turns Into a Ravishing, Modern Home
A design duo transform an 1871 Australian cottage into a bright and breezy home with a vibrant kitchen at its core.
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An English Arts and Crafts Home Becomes Delightfully Modernized
An English Arts and Crafts Home Becomes Delightfully Modernized
In the rural town of Farnham, England, two interior designers restore a historic property into their own dream home by embracing its Arts and Crafts roots.
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A Luminous Plywood Addition Crowns This Mallorca Townhouse
A Luminous Plywood Addition Crowns This Mallorca Townhouse
City House by SMS Arquitectos features a second-floor townhouse extension that explores new possibilities with plywood.
 - 9 days ago
Budget Breakdown: These Transitional Homes For At-Risk Clients Cost Less Than $200K
Budget Breakdown: These Transitional Homes For At-Risk Clients Cost Less Than $200K
Florida firm Process Architecture’s series of modern, affordable, low-maintenance homes help HIV/AIDS clients and LGBT homeless youth get back on their feet.
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Extruded Red Bricks Create a Gorgeous, Geometric Mexican Home
Extruded Red Bricks Create a Gorgeous, Geometric Mexican Home
In Puebla, Mexico, two local architecture firms team up to create the Saint Peter House—a striking brick home with a unique, gabled-roof facade.
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Charred Wood and Concrete Unite to Form a Chalet–Inspired Home
Charred Wood and Concrete Unite to Form a Chalet–Inspired Home
In the mountainous region of Bavaria, an unusual adaptation of the gabled chalet form results in a modern, sculptural home with cool, lofty interiors.
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61 Outstanding Fireplace Designs For Your Modern Home
61 Outstanding Fireplace Designs For Your Modern Home
Customize your fireplace or mantel with these modern designs that combine style and utility.
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A Southern California Midcentury Gets a Serene, Japanese-Inspired Treatment
A Southern California Midcentury Gets a Serene, Japanese-Inspired Treatment
Lucas Design Associates and Graham Architecture renovate a 1961 midcentury in Laguna Beach, imbuing it with a rich, layered atmosphere that showcases the owners’ antique...
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Before & After: A 1952 Midcentury Becomes a Wondrous, Wheelchair-Accessible Home
Before & After: A 1952 Midcentury Becomes a Wondrous, Wheelchair-Accessible Home
After a tragic motorcycle accident, a couple renovate their home to meet new needs, while also launching a small business to assist other individuals with designing beautiful,...
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Two Barn-Like Volumes Make Up This Low-Maintenance Australian Home
Two Barn-Like Volumes Make Up This Low-Maintenance Australian Home
Twin Barns in Byron Bay is a durable residence featuring galvanized steel, gable roofs and Australian spotted gum wood cladding.
 - 8 days ago
Budget Breakdown: A SoCal Couple Revamp Their Fixer-Upper For $63K
Budget Breakdown: A SoCal Couple Revamp Their Fixer-Upper For $63K
Not afraid to get their hands dirty, a creative couple on a budget transformed their Mission Viejo bungalow into a chic abode for their growing family.
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A Two-Story Atrium Revamps This San Francisco Victorian Into an Airy, Modern Home
A Two-Story Atrium Revamps This San Francisco Victorian Into an Airy, Modern Home
While this 1907 home might look similar to its Victorian neighbors, just wait until you see inside.
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A New Jersey Neighborhood Gets a Gorgeous Passive House
A New Jersey Neighborhood Gets a Gorgeous Passive House
With a client wish list including ample natural light, high ceilings, outdoor connection, and peak energy efficiency, Mowery Marsh Architects check off all the boxes and more.
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11 Ranch-Style Homes That Update the Western Classic
11 Ranch-Style Homes That Update the Western Classic
As one of America’s most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the casual spirit of West Coast living.
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Bright Colors Meet Bold Patterns in This Compact Oslo Abode
Bright Colors Meet Bold Patterns in This Compact Oslo Abode
Through careful zoning and thoughtful selection of shades and shapes, a Ukrainian designer creates a vibrantly cozy Norwegian apartment.
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A Student and Teacher Team Up on a Multi-Generational Martha’s Vineyard Abode
A Student and Teacher Team Up on a Multi-Generational Martha’s Vineyard Abode
A designer enlists his former Yale professor to help build Chilmark House, a family retreat awash in ocean views that references the area’s agrarian past.
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An Inspiring Island Retreat Mixes Scandinavian Style With Japanese Simplicity
An Inspiring Island Retreat Mixes Scandinavian Style With Japanese Simplicity
At the northern end of the Stockholm archipelago, a humble cottage becomes a gorgeous seaside retreat for a nature-loving family.
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This Resurrected Beach Home Near Sydney Stands on a Concrete Leg
This Resurrected Beach Home Near Sydney Stands on a Concrete Leg
Tama’s Tee House is a breezy, renovated beach house that takes its name from a T-shaped, concrete “unipod” that supports new additions.
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A Whimsical Guest House Leans Out to Maximize Space
A Whimsical Guest House Leans Out to Maximize Space
Wrapped in cedar shakes, a small cottage uses angled walls to sidestep code restraints and gain greater living space.
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An Interior Designer’s Utah Abode Blends Mountain Living With Scandinavian Style
An Interior Designer’s Utah Abode Blends Mountain Living With Scandinavian Style
Park City Design + Build creates an indoor/outdoor, energy-efficient home for a Danish interior designer and her family.
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A Shingled Forest Retreat Is Fit For the Changing Seasons
A Shingled Forest Retreat Is Fit For the Changing Seasons
Set at the edge of Acadia National Park in Maine, Somes Sound House is a shingle-clad vacation home with winter and summer volumes.
 - 12 days ago
A Steep, Sloping Lot Becomes a Hillside Family Oasis in San Francisco
A Steep, Sloping Lot Becomes a Hillside Family Oasis in San Francisco
Perched high above the city, John Maniscalco’s Tank Hill Residence celebrates the dual experience of engaging with, as well as retreating from, urban life.
 - 12 days ago
Immersed in Nature, This City Cabin Targets Net-Zero Energy
Immersed in Nature, This City Cabin Targets Net-Zero Energy
An urban infill lot in Seattle is transformed into a nature-immersed retreat that feels a world apart from its city environment.
 - 15 days ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Champion Concrete Design
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Champion Concrete Design
These modern concrete homes rock their features with elegance. Take a peek at our editor's favorite homes from the Dwell community that fully embrace the industrial material.
 - 15 days ago
This Hamptons Getaway Blends Seamlessly Into a Lush Landscape
This Hamptons Getaway Blends Seamlessly Into a Lush Landscape
Cedar, reclaimed ipe, and Corten steel combine in a multigenerational home designed to gracefully age in place.
 - 16 days ago
A Couple’s Scenic Getaway Built For Creating and Tinkering 
in New York’s Hudson Valley
A Couple’s Scenic Getaway Built For Creating and Tinkering in New York’s Hudson Valley
This dual weekend getaway and workshop allows a New York City architect and her husband to recharge and create.
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