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 Concrete Abode in Uruguay Embraces its Beachfront Setting
A Concrete Abode in Uruguay Embraces its Beachfront Setting
The communal spaces on the top floor of this three-story residence open up to ocean views.
 - 21 days ago
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
Like a sunflower, this experimental net-zero house follows the sun to generate all the energy it needs.
 - 12 days ago
An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
A modern Melbourne renovation teaches others how to live sustainably without compromise.
 - 13 days ago
A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode
A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode
In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home boasts sustainable design and vibrant pops of color.
 - 13 days ago
A Paul Rudolph-Designed Midcentury Is Rescued From Obscurity and Finally Completed
A Paul Rudolph-Designed Midcentury Is Rescued From Obscurity and Finally Completed
Previously kept a secret at the request of the original homeowners, the Fullham Residence in Newton, Pennsylvania, finally gets completed according to the iconic architect's...
 - 16 days ago
6 New York Prefab Companies That Prize Modern Design
6 New York Prefab Companies That Prize Modern Design
Check out New York State's offering of innovative modular homes.
 - 16 days ago
A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
Outside Oslo, one family's remodeled home includes a dark, secluded loft that encourages daydreaming.
 - 16 days ago
An Uplifting Lake Tahoe Retreat Uses Light as a Building Material
An Uplifting Lake Tahoe Retreat Uses Light as a Building Material
This soaring Lake Tahoe abode constantly references its sylvan setting, from the polished concrete floors that glisten like water to the strips of light that demarcate space.
 - 17 days ago
This Tiny Home and Writing Studio Was Invented For a Children's Author
This Tiny Home and Writing Studio Was Invented For a Children's Author
The newest model from New Frontier Tiny Homes was designed for bestselling author Cornelia Funke, and is now available for $125,000.
 - 17 days ago
An Australian Cottage Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover and a New Home Office
An Australian Cottage Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover and a New Home Office
A weatherboard cottage in Melbourne gets a renovation and extension that make it a tranquil, live/work sanctuary.
 - 17 days ago
Colors, Climbing Walls, and IKEA Hacks Fill This Charming English Cottage
Colors, Climbing Walls, and IKEA Hacks Fill This Charming English Cottage
In a booming British beach town, longtime locals team with newcomer architects to salvage a 19th-century workers’ lodging.
 - 19 days ago
This Little Apartment in New York Unleashes the Power of Pegs
This Little Apartment in New York Unleashes the Power of Pegs
New storage, clever furniture, and lots of pegboards help a New York attorney get organized.
 - 19 days ago
Explore the Japanese-Style Home of Two L.A. Tastemakers
Explore the Japanese-Style Home of Two L.A. Tastemakers
The owners of a beloved housewares boutique upsize and remodel their home in Venice.
 - 19 days ago
This New Zealand Architect Created a House That Looks Like a Tiny Village
This New Zealand Architect Created a House That Looks Like a Tiny Village
An Auckland architect switches up the formula on the Victorian villas that populate his neighborhood.
 - 19 days ago
Cover Story: Step Inside Will Arnett’s Prefab-Hybrid Home
Cover Story: Step Inside Will Arnett’s Prefab-Hybrid Home
The Hollywood actor turns to his unofficial design guru when creating a custom-prefab hideaway in the hills above Los Angeles.
 - 19 days ago
A London Shed Becomes an Airy Home Lit By Three Courtyards
A London Shed Becomes an Airy Home Lit By Three Courtyards
A new basement level and three bright, cedar-lined courtyards turn a shed into a sun-drenched home.
 - 20 days ago
Here's Your Chance to Stay in the Vacation Home Marilyn Monroe Used to Rent
Here's Your Chance to Stay in the Vacation Home Marilyn Monroe Used to Rent
Fantasizing about your summer vacation? Perhaps you should put this iconic property on your radar.
 - 20 days ago
A Pinwheel-Shaped Cabin in Norway Is a Fresh Take on the Traditional Hytte
A Pinwheel-Shaped Cabin in Norway Is a Fresh Take on the Traditional Hytte
With four wings that branch out for distinct views, this pine-clad cabin north of Oslo offers privacy for family members despite the small space.
 - 20 days ago
A 320-Square-Foot School Bus Becomes an Airy Abode For a Family of Five
A 320-Square-Foot School Bus Becomes an Airy Abode For a Family of Five
After responding to an ad on Craigslist, a couple decide to embrace minimalism by converting an old bus into their new family home.
 - 20 days ago
Stacked-Wood Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Camp to the Montana Landscape
Stacked-Wood Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Camp to the Montana Landscape
In the wilds of Bigfork, Montana, a green family compound by Flathead Lake invites visitors to reconnect with nature.
 - 23 days ago
A Futuristic Abode in Australia Draws Inspiration From Star Wars
A Futuristic Abode in Australia Draws Inspiration From Star Wars
When tapped to create a contemporary home with clean lines, ample light, and a view, Austin Maynard Architects find inspiration in the macrobinoculars from Star Wars.
 - 23 days ago
14 Surprising Front Doors That Beckon You Inside
14 Surprising Front Doors That Beckon You Inside
Defying convention, these unconventional front doors turn thresholds into design opportunities.
 - 24 days ago
A Norwegian Family Retreat Balances Private and Communal Spaces
A Norwegian Family Retreat Balances Private and Communal Spaces
Stinessen Arkitektur designs a compound of clustered cabins that provides opportunities for family members to relax together or apart.
 - 24 days ago
This Award-Winning Home in Canada Allows Two Generations to Live Under One Roof
This Award-Winning Home in Canada Allows Two Generations to Live Under One Roof
Toronto–based architects tackle the complex issue of aging in place by designing an accommodating multigenerational home.
 - 24 days ago
Four Enormous Glass Doors Turn This Northern California Home Into an Outdoor Pavilion
Four Enormous Glass Doors Turn This Northern California Home Into an Outdoor Pavilion
Overlooking the town of Healdsburg in the wine country of Sonoma County, this astonishing residence uses garage-style doors to connect with its bucolic environment.
 - 25 days ago
A Minimalist Home in Seattle Embodies a Simpler Way of Life
A Minimalist Home in Seattle Embodies a Simpler Way of Life
Sited among lush trees on an 11,303-square-foot lot, this tranquil dwelling is deeply connected to nature.
 - 25 days ago
This Glass Pied-à-Terre Is Hidden in a Belgian Garden
This Glass Pied-à-Terre Is Hidden in a Belgian Garden
Concealed by historic buildings in the center of Ghent, this light-filled hideaway sits in the backyard of an existing house.
 - a month ago
Before & After: A DIY Couple Tackle Their 1915 Craftsman in San Diego
Before & After: A DIY Couple Tackle Their 1915 Craftsman in San Diego
Since 2015, when Ashley and Ross Goldman bought a Craftsman-style bungalow in their hometown of San Diego, California, they've worked diligently to turn it into a warm, stylish,...
 - a month ago
A Modern Home in India Evokes Emotion With a Giant 4-Ton Rock
A Modern Home in India Evokes Emotion With a Giant 4-Ton Rock
A precariously perched rock on a long cantilever delivers an unexpected twist to an Indian abode.
 - a month ago
These Art and Yoga Cabins Mimic California’s Majestic Forests
These Art and Yoga Cabins Mimic California’s Majestic Forests
Nestled on a steep slope near the iconic Muir Woods in California, a pair of outbuildings offer a sublime connection to Mother Nature.
 - a month ago