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 Young Couple Enliven a Viennese Apartment With Vivid Tile and Clever Cabinetry
A Young Couple Enliven a Viennese Apartment With Vivid Tile and Clever Cabinetry
It was no small feat to hoist 6,000 pounds of zellige into this rooftop home—but the result was worth the lift.
The Sun Shines on Every Room in This Glowing NYC Loft
Light and Air Architecture redesigns a Manhattan apartment with marvelous millwork and interior windows that allow natural light to filter from front to back.
Three Magical Tiny Cabins Take Root in a Maine Forest
Bouffard & Bowick draw inspiration from traditional boatbuilders to create a set of rentable retreats in the coastal town of Sedgwick.
Before & After: Wonderful Woodwork Turns a Tiny Suite Into a Full-Fledged Apartment
Before & After: Wonderful Woodwork Turns a Tiny Suite Into a Full-Fledged Apartment
BRCJ Designs upgrades a 280-square-foot guest studio in the Hollywood Hills with white oak cabinetry, terrazzo counters, and full-sized amenities.
In Sweden, Two Matching Homes Nest Under One Black Gable Roof
An architect couple finance their family home by doubling the plan and selling half.
Before & After: Raw and Refined Materials Bring Harmony to a Jumbled California Home
Colossus Mfg. revives the living areas and backyard of a Sacramento residence with contrasting colors and materials.
In Mallorca, a Once-Crumbling Home Captures the Serenity of the Mediterranean
Ideo Arquitectura Boutique uses local materials to revitalize a 200-year-old residence, emphasizing a connection with its rear courtyard.
Handmade Clay Tile Puts the Finishing Touch on a Family Home Outside London
Oliver Leech Architects designs an extension with a hipped roof and combines gray tile and timber for the cladding.
A Creative Couple’s Long Island Beach House “Bubbles” With Life
Clad in cypress and charged with color, the North Fork getaway of author Julie Satow and editor Stuart Elliott is something to write home about.
A Simple Summer House Captures the Magic of the French Countryside
Ciguë builds a bioclimatic home that can be moved without a trace.
An Improved Veranda and Shades of Green Makes This Queenslander Cottage a Subtropical Dream
An Improved Veranda and Shades of Green Makes This Queenslander Cottage a Subtropical Dream
To suit a multigenerational family, Brisbane firm Arcke built an apartment below the residence and connected them with a Japanese-inspired indoor/outdoor space.
A Seattle Inventor’s Home Does Double Duty as a Working Laboratory
Designed by Olson Kundig, this experimental residence is a testament to teamwork, sustainability, and a willingness to tinker with the unexpected.
An Unloved Farmhouse in Southern Spain Is Revived With Off-White Finishes and Earthy Tile
FORarquitectura gives a rural residence a fresh start with materials that connect it to the agrarian landscape.
A Black Timber Screen Conceals a Family’s Lush Hideaway on the Victoria Coast
The residence by Project 12 Architecture eschews an open plan for private, intimate spaces that spill into a backyard oasis.
Before & After: Chunky Terrazzo Sings in a Music Industry Couple’s Midcentury Home
Hub of the House Studio remixes a Burbank dwelling’s dated kitchen and bathrooms with color, texture, and pitch-perfect storage.
A Cramped ’90s Kitchen Becomes a Melbourne Family’s Favorite Gathering Space
Sarah Kahn Architect designs a soaring timber-clad kitchen and dining area at the rear of the home without encroaching on the beloved backyard.
Before & After: A Timeworn Midcentury Home Gets a Reverent Renovation
SHED Architecture + Design preserves the character of a 1959 dwelling in Washington while streamlining the plan, enlarging the kitchen, and building out a kids’...
A Cozy Weekend Retreat in South Korea Emphasizes Quality Family Time
Smart window placements and multifunctional rooms make this the perfect getaway to gather, socialize, and connect.
A Tired Townhome Becomes Three Charismatic Flats in Barcelona’s Gràcia Neighborhood
At an apartment set above a storefront, Mira Architecture creates an arrangement of three units and peels back layers of ’70s plaster to reveal rosy brick and ceramic tile.
A Los Angeles Home Reaches Its Peak Potential With Floor-to-Ceiling Views
Kolbe Windows & Doors gives a midcentury house a fresh outlook on its surroundings.
This Wood-Wrapped Prefab With Built-In Furniture Starts at $55K
Nestron’s Legend Two tiny home is designed to be move-in ready the day it arrives.
This Renovated ’70s Home in Sydney Is a Glowing Backdrop for a Couple’s Art and Furniture Collection
Studio Prineas punches up a suburban home with built-ins, skylights, and design moments that frame the owners’ prized possessions.
A Family’s Matte Black A-Frame Becomes More Than a Weekend Getaway
This striking, 1,800-square-foot cabin in the Catskills is a study in contrast.
A Shadowy 17th-Century Canal House Shines After a Daring Renovation
The Dutch design firm i29 livens up a historic Amsterdam home with vivid color, secret passageways, and a streamlined layout.
Before & After: A Dated Palm Springs Midcentury Is Reimagined With Fresh Finishes and Etsy Finds
Michelle Boudreau Design revamps an unremarkable home using striking tile, a slatted-wood motif, and niche designer decor.
This Soothing, Spa-Like Residence in Brazil Is the Deep Breath We All Need
Traama Arquitetura renovates the building that once housed the capital city’s electric company, creating a calming yet energizing space.
Before & After: An Architect’s Ever-Changing Bungalow Evolves Over Seven Years
David Marlatt of DNM Architecture field tests materials and designs as he remodels his 1906 home in Sausalito.
This Off-Grid Tiny Home Is One Retiree Couple’s Permanent Vacation
The 182-square-foot home by Madeiguincho includes self-sustaining systems designed to allow the couple to stay checked out as long as they like.
A Cabin Springs Up Above a Dry Creek Bed in a Chilean Forest
On a rocky bank, Hebra Arquitectos builds a breezy home that opens wide to nature.
A Slender Brick House Keeps Things Cool in the South of Spain
Serrano & Baquero uses robust materials to create a surprisingly airy home with a sublime patio.