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.

Color, Curves, and Verve Combine at an Architect’s Playful Brooklyn Loft
Color, Curves, and Verve Combine at an Architect’s Playful Brooklyn Loft
Building prototypes by hand helped Antonio Monserrat explore form and function in the making of his imaginative pad in Williamsburg.
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An Off-Grid Floating Home Brings the All-Black Aesthetic to the Canals of Amsterdam
Built as part of an energy-independent community of floating homes, the design by i29 architects is a striking departure from its neighbors.
A Family’s Forsaken Stone Farmhouse in Spain Is Delicately Restored
Returning to old stomping grounds, two siblings enlist Acabadomate to revive the 19th-century residence in Catalonia.
Before & After: A Couple’s Careful Restoration of an L.A. Midcentury Earns It Landmark Status
Before & After: A Couple’s Careful Restoration of an L.A. Midcentury Earns It Landmark Status
Acting as their own general contractors, the homeowners respectfully update architect Doug Rucker’s redwood-clad Hogan Residence.
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A Pint-Sized Houseboat Provides a Peaceful Refuge for a Budapest Couple
Two city dwellers find respite aboard a 65-square-foot floating home on Eastern Hungary’s Lake Tisza.
An L.A. Family Gets Creative With Materials to Make Their Net-Zero Home Undeniably Their Own
A couple enlist their architect parents to build a wonderfully eclectic house, taking on the challenges of a precipitous site and limited budget.
A Colorado Mullet House Hides Its Wild Side Behind a Traditional Facade
Nestled into Boulder’s Mapleton Hill Historic District, the Nut House conceals an unconventional interior—complete with a “ninja room” and a slide.
A Toronto Couple Turn an Abandoned Schoolhouse Into an Elegant Country Getaway
Architect Brian O’Brian revives the 147-year-old structure to feature a cedar-and-glass dining pavilion that cantilevers off the end.
In Texas, a Moorish-Inspired Residence Riffs on Old-World Architecture
Bercy Chen Studio calls on Mediterranean and Islamic design to break up the starkness of an Austin home.
A Musician Couple’s Wedge-Shaped House Echoes the Majesty of the New Zealand Landscape
Imagined by Jeffrey Day of Actual Architecture Company, the sharply angled structure rises at a 12-degree slope that suits the mountainous backdrop.
With an Otherworldly Shape, This Finnish Cabin Fends Off Subarctic Cold
With an Otherworldly Shape, This Finnish Cabin Fends Off Subarctic Cold
The Meteorite by Ateljé Sotamaa, clad in 272 prefabricated panels of cross-laminated timber, uses air gaps to keep the interior warm.
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Six Overlapping Pavilions Create a Flower-Shaped Home in Massachusetts
No Architecture designs a weekend house with an octagonal courtyard and interconnected spaces that bring a family together during the pandemic.
A Two-Decade Renovation Recasts a Derelict Home as an Artists’ Live/Work Haven
Warren Techentin Architecture turns a wonky Los Angeles home and bungalows into the perfect place for the owners to work and raise a family.
A Wood-Clad Beach Pad Flourishes on a Narrow Lot in Santa Monica
An architect makes the most of a narrow lot by prioritizing natural light and outdoor space over square footage.
Before & After: A Faux Mountain Inspired by Disneyland Caps This Riotous Renovation in London
Architect Mat Barnes transforms his Edwardian home into a postmodern playground of pattern and color.
A Cleaned-Up Cornwall Cottage Maintains Its Funky Maritime Charm
A sensitive renovation by Jonathan Tuckey Design celebrates the history, setting, and imperfections of a 400-year-old cottage in Cornwall.
An Australian Family’s Dream Home Celebrates Mies van der Rohe Down Under
Nature, midcentury design, and a less-is-more mentality informed this family’s residence in Suffolk Park.
This Sun-Soaked Cabin in the Canadian Wilderness Is a Breath of Fresh Air
Peter Braithwaite Studio crafts a peaceful retreat for a couple in Seabright, Nova Scotia.
An Architect’s Slim Home Squeezes Into a Tiny Lot in Seoul
Minwook Choi’s minimalist Seroro House makes clever use of a 355-square-foot site.
A Ceramicist’s Family Home Is Inspired by the Ancient Art of Pottery
Crafted from natural materials that will evolve over time, this courtyard house in Phoenix embraces the subtle imperfections of handmade objects.
Designer Sean Brown’s Toronto Apartment Elevates the Y2K Aesthetic
The creator of the beloved CD rug mixes business and pleasure, treating his own digs as a life-size vision board for his home line Curves.
This Melbourne Mullet Renovation Is a Mood—and It Starts in the Kitchen
On a double lot in the Carlton neighborhood of Melbourne, a family of foodies cook up their dream home.
A Fire-Resistant Home on Tricky Terrain Taps Into the Power of Prefab
Packed with off-grid tech, the partially prefabricated Waterfall Residence soaks up stunning views of Carmel Valley.
A Vibrant Retrofit Breathes New Life Into a Dilapidated 19th-Century House in Paris
A lively color palette, graphic tiles, and custom woodwork enhance the Parisian charm of this one-of-a-kind residence.
Before & After: A “Higgledy-Piggledy” Beach House in Australia Becomes a Streamlined Retreat
In their renovation of a dilapidated midcentury home on the Tweed Coast, DFJ Architects showcases a monumental stone chimney.
Budget Breakdown: A Couple Turn a Humdrum Home Into a Hygge Haven for $243K
Alli Devlin, her husband, and her architect cousin spruce up a riverside home outside Seattle.
Before & After: An Architect Upgrades a Blah Berkeley Bungalow With a Stylish Addition
By adding 450 square feet of space, architect Rudabeh Pakravan was able to completely reimagine her family’s 1926 home in West Berkeley, California.
This Luminous Family Home in Japan Has a Cozy, Timber-Clad Interior
A clever concrete threshold allows the home to embrace the surrounding landscape while maintaining privacy.
Cabin Vibes Get an Industrial Edge at This Brazilian Home
At Casa Granja V, a warehouse-inspired exterior gives way to folksy living spaces anchored by a library of 5,000 books.
This Slender Home in Seoul Has One Room on Each of Its Four Levels
Architect TaeByoung Yim designs a 570-square-foot home with private space for studying and room to entertain.