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 Pine Box Vacation Home in Sweden
A Pine Box Vacation Home in Sweden
Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast of Sweden.
 - 5 years ago
10 Zen Homes That Champion Japanese Design
10 Zen Homes That Champion Japanese Design
From mono no aware, the awareness of the transience of things, to wabi-sabi, the appreciation of imperfection, Japanese design principles have influenced architects all over the...
 - a year ago
This Affordable Prefab in Spain Only Took 5 Hours to Assemble
This Affordable Prefab in Spain Only Took 5 Hours to Assemble
Built for $148,500, Casa Montaña was manufactured in a Madrid factory before being assembled in a mountainous, coastal region in northwestern Spain.
 - a year ago
Operation Desert Shed
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a modest modern retreat into a hardy,...
 - 9 years ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Welcome the Outdoors In
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Welcome the Outdoors In
These inviting homes give the term "getting back to nature" a whole new meaning.
 - a year ago
A Black Stucco Home in Dallas Is Surrounded by Eye-Popping Greenery
A Black Stucco Home in Dallas Is Surrounded by Eye-Popping Greenery
A Texas interior designer expands her vision outdoors with a water-wise garden.
 - a year ago
An Angular Mountain Retreat in Colorado Captures Breathtaking Views
An Angular Mountain Retreat in Colorado Captures Breathtaking Views
A vacation home for two siblings and their families is all about strengthening connections—to each other, and to the land.
 - a year ago
These Contemporary Lake Tahoe Chalets Have Ski-In, Ski-Out Access
These Contemporary Lake Tahoe Chalets Have Ski-In, Ski-Out Access
Located at the Northstar Resort in Truckee, California, these LEED Gold residences offer views of the slopes—and a few are looking for buyers.
 - a year ago
John Lautner's Desert Rose
John Lautner's Desert Rose
Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the night in a mid-century gem.
 - 7 years ago
Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario
Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario
When a family couldn’t part with a traditional Edwardian, their architect introduced a world of design inspiration instead.
 - 5 years ago
You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House
You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House
More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck, a kit home in the Bay Area—complete with a meditation room—provides the right bones for a renovation.
 - a year ago
A Dramatic Roof and Board-Formed Concrete Keep This Texas Residence Cool
A Dramatic Roof and Board-Formed Concrete Keep This Texas Residence Cool
Built like a concrete-and-glass pavilion, this luminous Austin home and guesthouse emphasize horizontality.
 - a year ago
A Gardener's Home in Argentina Boasts Flowing Green Spaces
A Gardener's Home in Argentina Boasts Flowing Green Spaces
A continuous garden terrace connects each floor of this sustainable urban infill project in San Isidro.
 - a year ago
Graphic Design Guides an Apartment Renovation in Tel Aviv
Graphic Design Guides an Apartment Renovation in Tel Aviv
Kedem Shinar Design & Architecture borrows from the world of graphic design to update this 1960s unit.
 - a year ago
This Brilliant Brazilian Abode Was Designed Around an Imposing Tree
This Brilliant Brazilian Abode Was Designed Around an Imposing Tree
In the residential district of Alto de Pinheiros in São Paulo, a indoor/outdoor family home revolves around a grand flamboyant tree.
 - a year ago
Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects Create a Rural Retreat For Two Art Collectors
Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects Create a Rural Retreat For Two Art Collectors
Geometric forms clad in corrugated iron, the residence doubles as a gallery for the couple's collection.
 - a year ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Pools That Make a Splash
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Pools That Make a Splash
Summer weather may feel like a distant memory, but these pools have us dreaming of our own private oasis.
 - a year ago
This Stunning Brazilian Residence Takes Cues From Mies van der Rohe
This Stunning Brazilian Residence Takes Cues From Mies van der Rohe
Calling to mind the iconic Barcelona Pavilion, this glass-encased home demonstrates the power of simple geometric forms.
 - a year ago
A Sleek, Two-Story Addition Hides Behind a Traditional Cottage in Sydney
A Sleek, Two-Story Addition Hides Behind a Traditional Cottage in Sydney
Taking cues from the original home, Madeleine Blanchfield Architects creates a seamless transition from old to new—and the result was shortlisted for the 2017 AIA Awards.
 - a year ago
Feast Your Eyes on Fashion Designer Josie Natori's Japanese-Inspired Home
Feast Your Eyes on Fashion Designer Josie Natori's Japanese-Inspired Home
Perched on a ledge of glacial rock in Westchester County, New York, this exposed-timber residence elegantly incorporates traditional Japanese architecture.
 - a year ago
A Swedish Family's Dreamy Villa Fans Out For Lakeside Views
A Swedish Family's Dreamy Villa Fans Out For Lakeside Views
About three hours northwest of Stockholm, Villa Sunnanö is a Scandinavian escape that frames a waterfront tableau.
 - a year ago
A Sculptural Wooden Staircase Steals the Show in This Mexico City Abode
A Sculptural Wooden Staircase Steals the Show in This Mexico City Abode
The ash staircase weaves together three floors, a warm contrast to glass, concrete, and brick.
 - a year ago
A Sleek Renovation in London Ushers Light Into a Family Home
A Sleek Renovation in London Ushers Light Into a Family Home
A streamlined and modernized design transforms this London terrace house into a refined, bright, and spacious home that supports the needs of a growing family.
 - a year ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Remarkable Reading Nooks
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Remarkable Reading Nooks
One of our New Year's resolutions? To read more. If we had reading nooks like these in our homes, our noses would be buried in a book until spring.
 - a year ago
A Super-Insulated Home in Japan Brings Comfort to an Elderly Couple
A Super-Insulated Home in Japan Brings Comfort to an Elderly Couple
This retreat in Ehime in northwestern Shikoku belongs to an aging husband and wife who don't see eye-to-eye on air conditioning.
 - a year ago
Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.
 - 6 years ago
50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
As a bridge between indoors and outdoors, floor-to-ceiling windows introduce light, views, and a contemporary touch to homes of all sizes.
 - a year ago
Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.
 - 6 years ago
A Traditional Home and an Impeccable Eye
A Traditional Home and an Impeccable Eye
Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home.
 - 3 years ago