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.

Before & After: An Art Nouveau Carriage House Is Reborn as a Luxe Barcelona Loft
Before & After: An Art Nouveau Carriage House Is Reborn as a Luxe Barcelona Loft
Architect Kirsten Schwalgien converts the former stable of a famed Catalan modernist building into a contemporary loft.
- 16 days ago
This Barn-Like Home in the UK Is Highbrow Texture Porn
With rhythmic charred-larch slats, tessellated stonework, and copper that radiates warmth, the Cotswold home celebrates locally sourced materials.
This Beguiling Guesthouse in Belgium Has an Underground Cinema and a Watchtower
Crafted with layered wood and clad in Cor-Ten steel, a film lover’s backyard retreat offers a series of surprises.
Before & After: A Thoughtful Kitchen Remodel Balances Flourish and Function in a Portland Victorian
Before & After: A Thoughtful Kitchen Remodel Balances Flourish and Function in a Portland Victorian
Dyer Studio reshapes a kitchen and mudroom in a 1902 Victorian home in Portland, while keeping its pedigreed character intact.
- 19 days ago
This Bubblegum-Pink Home Is a Plush Playground for Three Lucky Cats
A furry swing and a playful pink palette combine in a whimsical feline-friendly home by the sea.
Before & After: A Humdrum Midcentury in Vancouver Gets an Origami-Like Addition
Measured Architecture opens up a ’50s split-level to spectacular views.
A Gabled, Black Brick Home Honors the Lost Architecture of Christchurch
PRau adapts an industrial gable form into a residential townhouse for city living.
My House: How a Designer Couple Are Weathering the Pandemic in Their Berkeley Home
After treating their fixer-upper to a four-year remodel, creatives Danielle Moore and Bryan Wang are adapting to a new normal.
A Ballet Dancer’s Tiny Barbican Studio Has a Choreographed Routine of Its Own
With a budget of $13K, Intervention Architecture revamped a 388-square-foot flat into an airy home/ballet studio with shape-shifting furniture.
A Towering Tree Grows Through the Roof of This Tropical Sanctuary
The occupants of the Aperture House by Formwerkz Architects take shelter under lush foliage and expansive eaves.
A 17th-Century Cottage Becomes a Boho Surf Retreat in England
A 17th-Century Cottage Becomes a Boho Surf Retreat in England
Steps made of old railroad ties and flanked by handcrafted stone walls lead to the new surfboard room and below-grade living areas.
- 22 days ago
Three Friends Join Forces to Build a Four-Gabled Getaway on Shelter Island
The creek-front communal beach house is made of four structures connected by a glass hallway.
An Italian Apartment Riffs on a Mies van der Rohe Masterpiece
A block of deep green Verde Alpi marble and a glass-encased winter garden are all that divide the space.
An Efficient Renovation Makes the Most of a Compact Russian Garret
The attic apartment in St. Petersburg features a partial loft built into the French-style mansard roof.
Arcs of Concrete Swoop Down Like Curtains in This Crisp Belgian Home
Adding a surprisingly soft appeal, the concrete separates and provides passageways into spaces.
This Renovated Phoenix Bungalow Is Bursting With Color and Geometric Details
A growing family enhances the original features of their historic home with playful, inventive touches—including an underground aquarium window that looks into the pool.
This Beach House in Mexico Frames the Landscape With an Orderly Concrete Grid
On a rustic strip of coastline near Puerto Escondido, a couple give their designers permission to do less.
A Boxy Los Angeles Bungalow Conceals a Secret Garden
A single window and door along the concrete-colored facade are all that hint to what’s in store.
A Silicon Valley Home Splits Around a Magnificent Blue Oak
A sun-filled home brings a suburban California site closer to its untamed roots.
A Pair of Filmmakers Give Their San Francisco Edwardian a Sensuous Edit
Returning to the Presidio after two decades in New York, an auteur couple and their young daughters work with Geremia Design to create an evocative home.
A Polygonal Refuge Takes Root in the Hills of Los Angeles
Tom Marble designs a calm retreat overlooking Silver Lake for a Buddhist devotee and hospice nurse.
A Black-Gabled Farmhouse Harvests its Own Electricity, Heat, and Water
Built of prefabricated cross-laminated timber panels, this barn-inspired home blends into the rural landscape.
A Japanese Painter’s Wedge-Shaped Home Tucks its Living Space Behind a Gallery Wall
This radical home along Japan’s Tokaido road, the country’s historic eastern sea route, doubles as an art gallery and studio.
A “Granny-Chic” London Victorian Shines After a Charred-Timber Retrofit
A budget-friendly remodel clears the air and connects a cramped Victorian to garden views.
Before & After: A Mixed-Up Montauk Beach House Gets a Sleek New Look
Brooklyn-based Descience Lab converts a “shabby-chic” beach house in the Hamptons into a timeless retreat.
A Sensational Green Roof Fuses This Home With the Australian Coast
An outdoor enthusiast’s eco-friendly retreat on the shores of Wallis Lake embraces the beach and bushland.
A Sculptural Home in the Dolomite Mountains Frames a Majestic Silver Fir
In a spectacular South Tyrol valley, Plasma Studio designs an L-shaped home that blends traditional elements with contemporary design.
Budget Breakdown: A Color-Changing House in Dallas Is Built for $584K
LED strips embedded in a polycarbonate wall allow one couple to change the mood of their new home.
At This Lush Colorado Home, Every Day Is a Walk in the Park
Built to commune with its scenic surroundings, this sustainable home embodies understated luxury.