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.

Paint it Black
This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century...
When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable
Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable...
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
Into the Woods
The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s...
A Home Inspired by the Stars Soars Off the Ground
This new retreat cantilevers over the Canadian forest for river views.
Texas Two-Step
Austin-based architectural photographer Patrick Wong, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, asked the firm...
Iconic Perspectives: Richard Neutra's VDL Studio & Residences
When we were first welcomed into the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences in the L.A. neighborhood of Silver Lake, one of the first...
Iconic Perspectives: Greene & Greene's Gamble House
Appropriately enough, the first home we toured during the Iconic Houses Conference is actually the oldest of the bunch, and is...
Iconic Perspectives: Harry Gesner’s Sandcastle
The entire lineup of this year's Los Angeles Iconic Houses tours was filled with irreplaceable works of architecture, but the...
Iconic Perspectives: Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House
At this day and age, the name Frank Lloyd Wright is virtually inseparable from the topic of American architecture.
Iconic Perspectives: John Lautner’s Garcia House
Though not everyone agrees on exactly how iconic architecture should be preserved, there are those who take a real shot at it,...
Iconic Perspectives: John Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein Residence
As one of John Lautner’s most awe-inspiring works of architecture, the Sheats-Goldstein Residence sits hidden in the curvy hills...
From Front to Back, This Toronto Home Literally Merges Heritage and Modernism
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Modern Home in a California Resort Town
A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.
A Neutra Renovation in Los Angeles
Architect Peter Grueneisen of Nonzero Architecture takes on revamping a classic.
This High-Flying Home Tackles a Sharp Slope
Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded...
A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow
This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.
This Los Angeles Home is Driven by Automotive Design
The creative force behind Faraday Future’s otherworldly automotive designs takes on a new medium—his own residence.
Two Silicon Valley Vets Master the Smart Home Without Going Full “Jetsons”
A freshly blackened veneer is the face of a San Francisco tract house’s Cloud-based reinvention.
Peaceful Bungalow Makes for a Dream Retirement Home
Architect Michael Klauser created an ideal setting for one Austrian couple to quietly live out their days.
The Remarkable Home of Modernist Designer Russel Wright
While Russel Wright was helping shape America's sense of modern design in the mid 20th century, he was also slowly crafting a...
Welcome to the Jungle
In Central America, Spanish colonial architecture prevails.
This Modern Courtyard Home Celebrates a 100-Year-Old Tree
A former fruit orchard makes for a stunning family home outside of London.
The Lakeside Getaway That Entertains All Ages
A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision...
Our Daydream of Living on an Untouched Island Comes True in Washington
Seeking a quiet retreat, a couple builds a 1,600-square-foot property where simplicity reigns.
An Australian Beach Home with Stunning Ocean Views
Eco-friendly features like solar panels and rainwater catchments keep this retreat's environmental footprint small.
Outback Staked House
A few years ago, while working with the indigenous communities of remote Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory,...
Tait Modern
When building a second home, most people don’t consider traveling farther than upstate.
A Couple Builds Their Dream Retreat in the Hudson Valley
Long before a 3,500-square-foot home stood on this secluded 12-acre site, this land was just a favorite campsite for two New...

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