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 Asymmetrical, Sustainable Home Rises in Belgium After a Devastating Fire
An Asymmetrical, Sustainable Home Rises in Belgium After a Devastating Fire
A nearly decade-long collaboration between Atelier Tom Vanhee and the owner results in a playful renovation that prioritizes passive design principles and multifunctional living...
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A Family in Japan Makes the Most of a Tight Space on an Even Tighter Budget
For a couple and their young daughter, In Studio designs a serene hillside home with clever interiors.
This Flat-Pack Prefab Is Designed With Remote Living in Mind
In Australia, a manufacturer and an architecture firm create an off-grid home that can be broken down and shipped across the world.
A Multigenerational Home in Amsterdam Can Be Reconfigured for Changing Demands
A Multigenerational Home in Amsterdam Can Be Reconfigured for Changing Demands
BETA Office for Architecture and the City create a five-story residence designed to accommodate and adapt to the needs of a couple with young children, as well as their elderly...
A Family Joins Hands to Restore a Crumbling Farmhouse in South Africa
Architect Lee de Wit and his relatives work together to create a getaway where nearly everything in sight tells a story.
A Tiny Apartment in Hong Kong Uses Adaptable Joinery to Expand the Space
Sim-Plex Design Studio transforms a 504-square-foot flat for a young family with cleverly concealed storage and a private, lofted living space for their live-in helper.
A Pint-Sized Parisian Apartment Is Transformed Into a Refined Pied-à-Terre
MMNK overcomes the constraints of a complex floor plan to turn a cramped 592-square-foot space into an elegant home.
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Builder Creates an Off-Grid Cabin in Canada for $22K
Perched on a cliff above the North Saskatchewan River, this 240-square-foot family retreat soaks up jaw-dropping views.
A 376-Square-Foot Apartment in Brazil Goes From Too Tight to Just Right
Architect Leandro Garcia revamps a one-bedroom apartment to create a compact yet comfortable home for a mother and her 13-year-old son.
This New Jersey Home’s Scandinavian-Style Refresh Banishes Winter Blues
A remodel by architect Peter Goodhue transforms a dark, cramped residence into an airy place for a young family.
A Couple’s Home in New Jersey Takes Root Near a Peaceful River
A Couple’s Home in New Jersey Takes Root Near a Peaceful River
Z+ Architects navigated an unusual riverfront site to create a contemporary residence with tranquil views and privacy.
In Melbourne, a Retired Couple’s Weatherboard Cottage Gets a Luminous Extension
Roam Architects designs an airy addition with a timber roof, a two-way fireplace, and generous glazing that connects it to the backyard.
A Spanish-Style Home in San Diego Gets a Big Upgrade With Just 39 Additional Square Feet
Thanks to a simplified layout and clear connection to the outdoors, this historic home is ready for a new chapter.
Budget Breakdown: Restored for $364K, a Connecticut Artist’s Midcentury Home Stars Fieldstone Walls
A painstaking renovation by D2 Interieurs brings this 1950s residence—complete with a kidney-shaped pool—back to its retro glory.
A Biophilic Home in Vietnam Impresses With a Hollow-Brick “Breathing Wall”
Abundant greenery, ample skylights, and a partial glass roof round out a multigenerational home by CTA | Creative Architects.
Before & After: An Old Corner Store Becomes the Ultimate Live/Work Space for Two Portland Filmmakers
Minarik Architecture rewrites the narrative of a former neighborhood store, turning it into a film production studio and a welcoming home.
A Folding Wall Lends Versatility to an Instagram-Ready Apartment in Hong Kong
Bean Buro brings Japanese and French influences to a fresh, light-filled home for a lifestyle influencer and her young family.
A Lisbon Apartment Building Is Brought Back to Life With Tidy, Light-Filled Interiors
On a narrow, winding street sits the Escadinhas Building, which has been newly restored with a blend of sleek finishes by local firm Aurora Arquitectos.
A Phoenix Couple Turn a Corner Store Into a Home That Has Everything on Their List
A former bodega becomes a loft-like residence that honors its commercial past.
A Seattle Couple’s Playful Home Honors the Eccentric Vision of Its Original Architect
Stefan Hampden of Cast Architecture reimagines a shed-roofed residence in keeping with architect Robert Reichert’s exuberant style.
A Skinny Brooklyn Townhouse Stacks Spaces for Living, Working, and Entertaining
Motorcycles, a music studio, and more find their homes on the tiered floors of a renovation in Red Hook.
A Resilient Residence Replaces a Home Destroyed by Wildfire in Northern California
After a devastating blaze, a Napa Valley couple rebuild with durability in mind.
A Radically Efficient Memphis Home Raises the Bar for Sustainability
Architect Barry Alan Yoakum draws on decades of experience to build what, by one measure, is the first zero-energy, zero-carbon home in the world.
Construction Diary: A Stylist and a Photographer Reenvision a 1950s Bungalow
A Los Angeles family shares lessons they learned from renovating during a turbulent year.
Before & After: A Los Angeles Home Gets a Dazzling Makeover—and Hits the Market for $1.7M
A sculptural timber staircase, airy spaces, and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen define this Eagle Rock residence.
This Affordable Micro-Home Was Designed to Be Replicated for People Who Lack Housing
In Austin’s Community First! Village, Chioco Design shapes the prototype of a functional and welcoming 200-square-foot dwelling inspired by an extroverted resident of the...
A Brick Home in Mexico City Encloses a Series of Lush Courtyards
Arquitectura Sergio Portillo blends white clay brick, exposed concrete, and oak to create a warm and textured family home that opens to the outdoors.
A Tiny Russian Apartment Packs a Punch With Pops of Color and Surprising Textural Finishes
Unnamed Studio revives a 495-square-foot apartment in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, with a frosted-glass “box” to distinguish the public and private areas—and a clever, modular wardrobe...
A Melbourne Bungalow’s Courtyard Extension Creates a Window to the Sky
Inspired by the iconic home of Australian architect Sir Roy Grounds, the extension artfully blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces.
A Cedar-Clad Cabin With a Glass “Sunroof” Rises on a Hillside in Norway
Along the Nordic nation’s southeast coast, Line Solgaard Arkitekter creates a magical family getaway that stands in symbiosis with its surroundings.