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 Open, Airy House in Singapore Frames Rare, Verdant Views
An Open, Airy House in Singapore Frames Rare, Verdant Views
Park + Associates designs an elegant ode to functional living in the tropics.
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Hem Founder Petrus Palmér Says “Adjö” to His Converted Blacksmith’s Workshop in Stockholm
Dating back to the 1800s, the space was reimagined in 2015 by acclaimed Swedish firm Förstberg Ling.
Before & After: A Partitioned Bed-and-Breakfast in Sydney Is Now a Gracefully Unified Home
Carter Williamson turns a disjointed terrace house into a soothing residence full of soft colors and curves.
A Lush Garden Is the Hidden Heart of This Courtyard House
A Lush Garden Is the Hidden Heart of This Courtyard House
Garden and living spaces blend together in this Australian dwelling which inverts the classic wraparound veranda.
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A Dilapidated Victorian Cottage Shines After a Sustainable Retrofit
Zen Architects revitalizes an early 1900s home in Melbourne.
Pockets of Color Turn a Ho-Hum Madrid Flat Into a Funky Bachelor Pad
Gon Architects updates a typical apartment by imbuing it with bold character.
This Bilbao Apartment Takes the Open Floorplan to the Extreme
Stripped to its basic elements—no walls, only curtains to divide the living spaces—this colorful flat is inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s concept of the Readymade.
Before & After: An Art Deco Apartment in Mumbai Becomes a Couple’s Creative Headquarters
Mumbai- and Tokyo-based architect Katsushi Goto creates a flexible live/work space for himself and his partner, artist Vishwa Shroff.
A Cedar-Draped Retreat Amplifies the Fragrant High Desert in Oregon
The abstract design by Hacker Architects frames the aromatic landscape with shifting planes and contrasting wood tones.
A Crumbling Cottage Gives Way to a Brisbane Home Brimming With Greenery
A vine-covered terrarium acts as a portal, hiding this home’s entrance from street view.
A Home in a Former Shoe Factory Gets an Overhaul Inspired by a Vintage Cookbook
A Home in a Former Shoe Factory Gets an Overhaul Inspired by a Vintage Cookbook
WOWOWA Architecture combines a retro palette of blush, brick red, and copper with a swirl of curving forms to ease awkward angles in this warehouse conversion.
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An Architect Couple Fuse California Cool and Japanese Simplicity in This Blacked Out Bungalow
A soothing landscaped garden acts as the centerpiece at this Los Angeles residence that shuns all unnecessary elements.
A Flemish Theater Turned Home in the Heart of Historic Antwerp Seeks $1.9M
Originally built as a hotel circa 1860, the building features a stately staircase leading up to a loft-style attic apartment with soaring timber trusses.
A Gleaming Glass “Tree Room” Grows Out of a 1970s Houston Home
Unicus Developments expands a former clergy house into a light-filled, contemporary family home.
Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled Andrew Blauvelt and Scott Winter’s desire for a loft...
The House of a Lifetime
At age 34, Philip M. Isaacson commissioned architect F. Frederick Bruck to design a home for him and his wife. That was 1959.
Before & After: A Chicago Queen Anne Recovers From a Misguided 1960s Remodel
A talented team balances historic and modern elements in an 1885 Queen Anne that had been sabotaged in the ’60s.
A Victorian Home Takes Over the Ruins of an Old Parchment Factory in England
Will Gamble Architects revives a crumbling, 17th-century structure with a svelte addition of steel, brick, and glass.
Q&A: Tom Kundig on Why Buildings Should Move and Morph
The king of kinetic architecture discusses the River House, where manually operated gizmos move massive walls and windows.
An Architect Revives a Dreary, Prefab A-Frame Cabin in the Hamptons for $300K
Architect Edgar Papazian turns a 1965 kit-of-parts cabin in Sag Harbor into a full-time home for his family.
A Canadian Family Thrives in a Charming, Farmhouse-Style Tiny Home
This 311-square-foot tiny house shines with bright-white shiplap, wood accents, and a stock tank swimming pool.
My House: A Wellness Blogger Carves Out a Soothing Retreat in Austin
Mindful living influencer Jules Acree shares how she and her husband focus on self-care during the pandemic.
A Green-Roofed Maine Home Rises Above a Limited Footprint
After an unexpected disaster, a homeowner takes a rebuild into his own hands (literally).
Before & After: A Thorough Renovation Primes a Portland Home for Aging in Place
What starts as a kitchen remodel evolves into an aging-in-place program that transforms an entire home—and uncovers its history in the process.
An Architect Turns a Weathered French Farmhouse Into a Monastic Retreat for His Parents
In Vaucluse, where he spent his childhood summers, architect Timothee Mercier converts a dilapidated farmhouse into a minimalist home.
An Old Stone Wall Props Up an Experimental Micro-Flat in Spain
The 323-square-foot apartment updates cave typology with bold colors and multifunctional spaces.
Before & After: A Vibrant Remodel Tunes Up an Australian Bungalow for a Family and Their Pets
A laid-back palette of wood and concrete—with energizing pops of red—defines a well-loved bungalow for a family of three.
A 200-Year-Old German Farmhouse Gets a Quirky, Glass-Fronted Addition
Three whitewashed volumes deliver daylight and improved functionality to a creative family’s historic home in Essen.
This Breezy Sydney Home Stands Strong Against Bushfires
In the Western Sydney suburb of North Rocks, a sustainably renovated home embraces the outdoors in more ways than one.
An Introspective Brick Home in Mexico City Wraps Around a Jungle-Like Courtyard
The monolithic Casa Sierra Fría by industrial designer Hector Esrawe conceals a verdant interior with an imposing brick front.