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 Year of Careful Study Leads to a Thoughtful Renovation of a 1949 Eichler
A Year of Careful Study Leads to a Thoughtful Renovation of a 1949 Eichler
Whenever Jay and Melissa of Serrao Design/Architecture are tasked with transforming an older home, they try to heighten its inherent qualities, rather than working against its...
 - a year ago
A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach
A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach
A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.
 - 5 years ago
A Passive House and "Sauna Tower" Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley
A Passive House and "Sauna Tower" Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley
In New York, architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick creates an eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an idiosyncratic wish list.
 - 2 years ago
A Family Guesthouse Made for Accessibility, Aging in Place—and That View
A Family Guesthouse Made for Accessibility, Aging in Place—and That View
With both an aging relative and a wheelchair user in mind, architect Neal Schwartz creates a family guesthouse designed to be accessible to all.
 - 2 years ago
McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont
McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont
Taking a down-to-earth, locavore approach to architecture, the firm McLeod Kredell brings modernism to the traditional region of New England.
 - 4 years ago
Lights Will Guide You Home
Lights Will Guide You Home
A harsh climate and a hillside site inform a Nova Scotia getaway’s regional accent.
 - a year ago
Greener Grass
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the outdoors.
 - a year ago
Escape From New York
Escape From New York
It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were thunderstruck.
 - 9 years ago
Creatives of the Bay Area Series: Evan Shively and Madeleine Fitzpatrick
Creatives of the Bay Area Series: Evan Shively and Madeleine Fitzpatrick
Bursting with creativity in the hills of West Marin, California, is the home of Evan Shively and Madeleine Fitzpatrick, where they’ve lived for 18 years developing their...
 - a year ago
Near Montreal, a House Connects With Its Surroundings
Near Montreal, a House Connects With Its Surroundings
In Boucherville, Quebec, Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement designs a single-family house that opens onto a veranda.
 - 3 years ago
Go With the Flow
Go With the Flow
Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.
 - 9 years ago
Sustainability in Stages
Sustainability in Stages
"Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz.
 - 9 years ago
A Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado
A Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado
Seeking simplicity and open space, a Boulder-area couple settled on a wooded hilltop with views of the mountains and the city.
 - a year ago
Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City
Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City
Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.
 - 9 years ago
Creatives of the Bay Area Series: Charles de Lisle
Creatives of the Bay Area Series: Charles de Lisle
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be showcasing several homes of creative individuals we admire in the Bay Area—and we’re starting with designer Charles de Lisle.
 - a year ago
Geological Formation
Geological Formation
A net-zero house in Northern California is earth-first in more ways than one.
 - a year ago
Less is More in this Manhattan Beach Bungalow
Less is More in this Manhattan Beach Bungalow
Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.
 - 7 years ago
Modern Wood-Lined Family Home in the Hamptons
Modern Wood-Lined Family Home in the Hamptons
Two idiosyncratic Andrew Geller structures get a new lease on life as part of a modern-day family compound designed by Hamptons architects Bates Masi.
 - 4 years ago
Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
 - 5 years ago
An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home.
 - 7 years ago
High-Performace Courtyard House
High-Performace Courtyard House
On a north-sloping site in Palo Alto, CA, the High-Performance Courtyard House is carefully sited and detailed to maximize the experience of its semi-rural site, while remaining...
 - a year ago
Nature Reigns Supreme at a Verdant Kansas City Home
Nature Reigns Supreme at a Verdant Kansas City Home
Landscape takes center stage in this Missouri residence.
 - 2 years ago
An Elevated Deckhouse in England
An Elevated Deckhouse in England
A design-minded pair ensures that their tiny seaside getaway in Hampshire, England, is shipshape.
 - 5 years ago
A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.
 - 4 years ago
A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make the most of both.
 - 4 years ago
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.
 - 2 years ago
Steel Preserve
Steel Preserve
With a new skeleton, a brick house on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., gets an eco-friendly upgrade—without losing its local charm.
 - 2 years ago
Untraditional in Marin
Untraditional in Marin
Tony and Rachel Sherman were simply trying to buy a house, but what they found instead was a foundation—a discovery that transformed them from home buyers to home builders...
 - 9 years ago
Solar Inspiration
Solar Inspiration
A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.
 - 9 years ago
The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.
 - 5 years ago