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.

A Melbourne Victorian Is Lovingly Renovated to Extend its Life Story
A Melbourne Victorian Is Lovingly Renovated to Extend its Life Story
The owners of a historic property in Melbourne see it as having a past, present, and future. They wanted to protect that story as best they could.
 - 21 days ago
This Renovated Sydney Home Feels Like a Superhero’s Secret Lair
This Renovated Sydney Home Feels Like a Superhero’s Secret Lair
An award-winning renovation and addition offer a pair of introverted homeowners the sanctuary they crave.
 - 21 days ago
Loads of Color Define a Revamped 1960s Townhouse in London
Loads of Color Define a Revamped 1960s Townhouse in London
A couple rework a house in a development by Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew.
 - 21 days ago
A Fire-Resistant House Cuts a Striking Figure in the Australian Bush
A Fire-Resistant House Cuts a Striking Figure in the Australian Bush
Close client-architect collaboration and bespoke elements give rise to a rugged, contemporary home for a Melbourne family seeking a slower pace of living.
 - 21 days ago
Beach Breezes Blow Right Through This Ecuadorian House on Stilts
Beach Breezes Blow Right Through This Ecuadorian House on Stilts
Supported by teak wood pillars, this permeable home in Villamil, Ecuador, takes advantage of a coastal climate.
 - 24 days ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Ooze Midcentury Modern Vibes
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Ooze Midcentury Modern Vibes
Whether constructed in the '50s and '60s or paying homage to the style, these homes from the Dwell community love midcentury modern just as much as we do. Take a peek at our...
 - 25 days ago
This Budget-Conscious Bamboo House Is a Slice of Paradise
This Budget-Conscious Bamboo House Is a Slice of Paradise
Built for $93,200, this tropical holiday home in Northeast Brazil features a striking, chevron-patterned bamboo exterior.
 - a month ago
An Old Texas Ranch Becomes a Spectacular Family Haven
An Old Texas Ranch Becomes a Spectacular Family Haven
Outside Austin, a ranch in Texas Hill Country is refashioned as a comfortable, contemporary retreat for family and friends.
 - a month ago
Three Generations Fit Under One Roof After a Modern Renovation in Southern California
Three Generations Fit Under One Roof After a Modern Renovation in Southern California
A Los Angeles bungalow keeps its roots while growing to accommodate family.
 - a month ago
A Traditional Facade Hides a Light-Filled Renovation in Delaware
A Traditional Facade Hides a Light-Filled Renovation in Delaware
Modern additions and a restoration transform a 2,930-square-foot home.
 - a month ago
This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.
 - a month ago
After a Fire, a Maryland Couple Turn to Charred Wood to Rebuild Their House
After a Fire, a Maryland Couple Turn to Charred Wood to Rebuild Their House
In a clearing in a Maryland forest, a sanctuary emerges from the chaos of a fire, supported by charred wood walls.
 - a month ago
A Concrete Home in Vietnam Is Topped With Trees
A Concrete Home in Vietnam Is Topped With Trees
With greenery dwindling in urban areas, an architecture firm in Ho Chi Minh City designs a home to bring nature back to the city—all with a budget of $155,000.
 - a month ago
An Uplifting Melbourne Addition Embodies its Owners’ Sense of Adventure
An Uplifting Melbourne Addition Embodies its Owners’ Sense of Adventure
On a double-fronted block in Melbourne, a light-filled extension enables a couple to comfortably embrace the outdoors.
 - a month ago
This Stunning Home Hugs the Contours of an Oak-Covered Hill
This Stunning Home Hugs the Contours of an Oak-Covered Hill
An L-shaped abode in Monterey County, California, invites in sweeping valley views.
 - a month ago
A 1960s Canadian Ski House Is Rebuilt Into a Gorgeous Abode
A 1960s Canadian Ski House Is Rebuilt Into a Gorgeous Abode
In the mountain town of Saint-Sauveur in Quebec, an outdated ski house gets modernized into a simple and elegant family home.
 - a month ago
A Dirt Floor Snakes Through This Spectacular Japanese House
A Dirt Floor Snakes Through This Spectacular Japanese House
Putting a spin on the traditional Japanese doma, a dirt floor extends throughout this home, forging an ever-changing indoor/outdoor connection.
 - a month ago
A London Penthouse Is Flooded With Dreamy Shades of Blue
A London Penthouse Is Flooded With Dreamy Shades of Blue
Perched above London's Covent Garden district, a penthouse is revamped into a stylish second home.
 - a month ago
A Forest Retreat in Washington Takes Cues From Scandinavian Design
A Forest Retreat in Washington Takes Cues From Scandinavian Design
Modeled after the Danish sommerhus, this getaway for a Seattle family boasts lofty interiors that spill outdoors.
 - a month ago
A Lunar Lander-Inspired Tiny House is an Otherworldly Escape
A Lunar Lander-Inspired Tiny House is an Otherworldly Escape
Inspired by a picture of a lunar lander, a naval architect perches a tiny house in the shrub-steppe landscape of Eastern Washington.
 - a month ago
A High Desert Home Slides Open Like a Swiss Army Knife
A High Desert Home Slides Open Like a Swiss Army Knife
Set amidst the scenic scrubland of Oregon’s high desert, this elegant home has interior sliding panels that can be manipulated to conceal or reveal spaces.
 - a month ago
14 Shipping Containers Were Upcycled For This Dallas Home
14 Shipping Containers Were Upcycled For This Dallas Home
Matt and Barbara Mooney worked with Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design, a boutique design firm in Dallas, to build a home out of 14 shipping containers.
 - a month ago
Three Timber Cabins Form a New Zealand Architect's Family Retreat
Three Timber Cabins Form a New Zealand Architect's Family Retreat
Architect Cymon Allfrey takes a page from the traditional “bach,” or holiday home, to design this alpine getaway.
 - a month ago
A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
When a couple needed more space for their weekly family dinners, local architects transform their tiny abode into an entertaining oasis.
 - a month ago
An Architect Couple Give This 18th-Century Townhouse a Sumptuous Refresh
An Architect Couple Give This 18th-Century Townhouse a Sumptuous Refresh
Formerly a tavern and a weavers' house, a Huguenot-era building in East London (that once belonged to Keira Knightley) is reincarnated as a richly layered, atmospheric home.
 - a month ago
A Dark Sydney Home Finds Light With a Unifying Expansion
A Dark Sydney Home Finds Light With a Unifying Expansion
A dark and disconnected cottage is beautifully transformed into a light and airy, two-story abode.
 - a month ago
This Mirrored Cabin Playfully Brings a Forest Indoors
This Mirrored Cabin Playfully Brings a Forest Indoors
Set amidst a leafy forest near Ontario's Kawartha Lakes, this modern cabin beautifully mirrors nature with its contemporary choice of materials.
 - a month ago
Before and After: A Neglected 1960s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Sunny Outdoor Connection
Before and After: A Neglected 1960s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Sunny Outdoor Connection
From the front door to the backyard, no space was left behind in the dramatic overhaul of a derelict midcentury in Southern California.
 - a month ago
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
In a leafy Victorian suburb, a prefab extension offers a superb solution to a family’s need for extra space.
 - a month ago
A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable
A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable
Danish architect Jesper Pedersen reimagines a Lloyd Ruocco midcentury, putting sustainability at the forefront of the Scandinavian-inspired design.
 - a month ago