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.

Find Out How Light and Precious Outdoor Space Were Introduced to an Old Australian Cottage
Find Out How Light and Precious Outdoor Space Were Introduced to an Old Australian Cottage
A series of interlocking masonry volumes are placed behind an existing cottage in New South Wales, Australia, to maximize sunlight penetration and improve air circulation.
 - a year ago
A Run-Down Melbourne Bungalow's Makeover Embraces Light and Family Life
A Run-Down Melbourne Bungalow's Makeover Embraces Light and Family Life
Beyond its "stately facade," the interior of this California-style bungalow was forlorn and neglected when the new homeowners bought it around 2014.
 - a year ago
Space and Storage Needs Guide the Expansion of a Family's Cottage North of San Francisco
Space and Storage Needs Guide the Expansion of a Family's Cottage North of San Francisco
Even after a cramped cottage north of San Francisco grew, space and storage remained top of mind.
 - 10 months ago
Find Out How a Japanese Architect Created a Fluid Live/Work Space For a Photographer
Find Out How a Japanese Architect Created a Fluid Live/Work Space For a Photographer
A skillful configuration of restrained materials and natural light lets a gallery, studio, and residence merge inside one compelling shell.
 - 10 months ago
See How Sliding-Glass Pavilions Transformed a Renovated Melbourne Home
See How Sliding-Glass Pavilions Transformed a Renovated Melbourne Home
B.E. Architecture unifies new and old in a Melbourne residence, honoring the existing structure while introducing flexible glass pavilions.
 - a year ago
A Converted Warehouse in Amsterdam Boasts Soothing Interiors of Concrete and Wood
A Converted Warehouse in Amsterdam Boasts Soothing Interiors of Concrete and Wood
A former warehouse is transformed into a minimalist, 600-square-meter home that complements the industrial character of the shell space.
 - a year ago
An Interior Designer Helps His Mother Turn Her 1960s Chicago Apartment Into a Colorful Haven
An Interior Designer Helps His Mother Turn Her 1960s Chicago Apartment Into a Colorful Haven
An interior designer persuades his mother to toss all her old furniture and start fresh.
 - 10 months ago
Experience Cape Cod Modern by Staying at the Midcentury Weidlinger House
Experience Cape Cod Modern by Staying at the Midcentury Weidlinger House
Taking cues from his illustrious friend and neighbor Marcel Breuer, engineer Paul Weidlinger designed a summer house on the edge of a pond in the quiet Cape Cod town of Wellfleet.
 - 10 months ago
An Architect Turns His Small, Dark Apartment in Buenos Aires Into a Bright and Airy Home
An Architect Turns His Small, Dark Apartment in Buenos Aires Into a Bright and Airy Home
A strategic renovation maximizes a small apartment in Buenos Aires.
 - 10 months ago
How to Stay Cool by Living in a Shipping Container
How to Stay Cool by Living in a Shipping Container
A shipping container home tackles temperature control in a tropical environment.
 - 10 months ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Stunning Black, White, and Gray Facades
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Stunning Black, White, and Gray Facades
Though it's usually thought that bright colors make the boldest statement, these homes prove that black, white, and gray tones can be just as successful at turning...
 - 10 months ago
A Dramatic Cantilevered Roof Creates a Spacious Terrace Overlooking Lake Michigan
A Dramatic Cantilevered Roof Creates a Spacious Terrace Overlooking Lake Michigan
Set atop a woodland ridge with views of Lake Michigan, this charred, timber-wrapped home boasts warm interiors and a functional scheme that balances public and private spaces.
 - a year ago
Thoughtful Design Details Warm Up a Modern Family Home in Northern California
Thoughtful Design Details Warm Up a Modern Family Home in Northern California
When the San Francisco firm l'oro began designing a family home in Mill Valley, California, they challenged themselves to create an abode that would be modern yet comfortable, and...
 - 10 months ago
Plagued Ash Trees Were Repurposed to Create This Charred-Cedar Clad Home on Lake Michigan
Plagued Ash Trees Were Repurposed to Create This Charred-Cedar Clad Home on Lake Michigan
A charred-cedar clad home overlooks Lake Michigan.
 - 10 months ago
10 Cozy Spaces and 15 Products to Help You Get Ready For Fall
10 Cozy Spaces and 15 Products to Help You Get Ready For Fall
When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing leaves, approaching holidays, and the chance to start...
 - a year ago
Two Tiny Pavilions Respectfully Perch Atop a Lava Flow on Maui
Two Tiny Pavilions Respectfully Perch Atop a Lava Flow on Maui
A pair of tiny pavilions provide an eco-friendly retreat on Maui.
 - 10 months ago
Clad in Cedar and Metal, an Indianapolis Home Gives a Modern Salute to its Traditional Surroundings
Clad in Cedar and Metal, an Indianapolis Home Gives a Modern Salute to its Traditional Surroundings
A two-story dwelling on an infill lot, the residence blends into the neighborhood with the help of cedar cladding, pitched roof lines, and a covered porch.
 - 10 months ago
A Pro Hockey Player and His Family's Amazing Lakeside Home
A Pro Hockey Player and His Family's Amazing Lakeside Home
Following his professional hockey career, Cory and Shannon Cross build a lakeside residence on a pine tree-covered hill that captures views of Canada’s shimmering Okanagan Lake.
 - 10 months ago
A 1960s Melbourne Warehouse Is Upcycled and Transformed Into an Energy-Efficient Family Home
A 1960s Melbourne Warehouse Is Upcycled and Transformed Into an Energy-Efficient Family Home
A family's dream of living in a converted warehouse becomes a reality when Zen Architects successfully transforms a leaky warehouse from the 1960s into a bright and airy family...
 - a year ago
Feel at Home While Exploring Austin at One of These Modern Short-Term Rentals
Feel at Home While Exploring Austin at One of These Modern Short-Term Rentals
As the capital of Texas, Austin offers a vibrant cultural scene that boasts a thriving art community, hip boutiques, delicious cuisine, heaps of outdoor activities—and proclaims...
 - a year ago
Top 4 Homes of the Week That Embrace Neutral Color Palettes
Top 4 Homes of the Week That Embrace Neutral Color Palettes
Gray, white, cream, beige, and black—these quiet yet powerful tones can make any home feel warm and inviting.
 - a year ago
A Careful Renovation of a 19th-Century Flat in Gothenburg Brings it Back to Life
A Careful Renovation of a 19th-Century Flat in Gothenburg Brings it Back to Life
A 19th-century apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is reborn.
 - a year ago
Plans For a Simple Carport Evolve Into a Rear Addition and See-Through Pool
Plans For a Simple Carport Evolve Into a Rear Addition and See-Through Pool
A straightforward alteration and addition project in Manly, New South Wales, Australia, results in a surprising overhaul of the rear yard.
 - a year ago
A Historic Victorian in San Francisco Is Meticulously Transformed Into a Modern Family Home
A Historic Victorian in San Francisco Is Meticulously Transformed Into a Modern Family Home
In San Francisco’s Alamo Square, Jensen Architects turns to the past to boldly reinterpret a storied historic home.
 - a year ago
A Family’s Loft in Poland Gets a Minimalist Renovation That’s Both Elegant and Functional
A Family’s Loft in Poland Gets a Minimalist Renovation That’s Both Elegant and Functional
A comprehensive interior renovation by Loft Kolasiński transforms a 1930s-era family home in Szczecin, Poland, into a minimalist's dream space.
 - a year ago
A Rustic-Modern Cabin Inspired by Japanese Bungalows and Shou Sugi Ban
A Rustic-Modern Cabin Inspired by Japanese Bungalows and Shou Sugi Ban
A mountain cabin’s design is Appalachian by way of Japan.
 - a year ago
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
Small in footprint, but grand in presentation, a 250-square-foot accessory dwelling unit provides cozy accommodations equipped with multifunctional furniture.
 - a year ago
An Edgy Slatted Facade Conceals a Striking Indoor/Outdoor Home in Brisbane
An Edgy Slatted Facade Conceals a Striking Indoor/Outdoor Home in Brisbane
From the street view, an angular slatted facade conceals a home from the outside world while also carefully hinting at what's inside.
 - a year ago
Top 4 Homes of the Week With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Top 4 Homes of the Week With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
When it comes to creating an indoor/outdoor feeling in your home, a set of floor-to-ceiling windows is the key ingredient to success.
 - a year ago
8 Outstanding Examples of Round Windows in Modern Homes
8 Outstanding Examples of Round Windows in Modern Homes
After noticing a number of projects that feature interesting circular windows, we decided it's time to give them a moment in the spotlight.
 - a year ago