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.

Green Is in the Details
Green Is in the Details
Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and proved that when it comes to building sustainably,...
 - 7 years ago
Master Stroke
Master Stroke
In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.
 - 8 years ago
Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv
Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv
Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming...
 - 5 years ago
Contemporary Nordic Town House
Contemporary Nordic Town House
With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly...
 - 8 years ago
Spirit of the South
Spirit of the South
With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.
 - 7 years ago
Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.
 - a year ago
Reflects Well
Reflects Well
“The first floor was about making something warm and woody that would blend into the natural environment,” architect Stephen Chung says of his Wayland, Massachusetts, home.
 - 8 years ago
A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home
A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home
An American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space.
 - 6 years ago
This Petite Paris Apartment is a Vintage Furniture–Filled Delight
This Petite Paris Apartment is a Vintage Furniture–Filled Delight
An eccentric and eclectic Paris apartment reflects a lifetime of thoughtful collecting—and a considered eye.
 - 3 years ago
Aloft in the Forest
Aloft in the Forest
Among the many problems of urban living in Portland, Oregon, are raccoons, deer, and falling trees.
 - 10 years ago
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
 - a year ago
A Concrete Hideaway in the Italian Countryside
A Concrete Hideaway in the Italian Countryside
An Italian architecture studio offers an updated take on the vacation cabin.
 - a year ago
A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof
A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof
A family’s house outside the hustle of Amsterdam makes the most of local materials and forms.
 - 4 years ago
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.
 - 2 years ago
Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls
Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls
An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young family and the surrounding wildlife.
 - 4 years ago
A Brazilian Home With a Touch of Japanese Zen
A Brazilian Home With a Touch of Japanese Zen
Designed with two parallel wings separated by a shallow pool, this striking São Paulo residence is lined with rows of timber columns.
 - a year ago
A Dramatic Tree House by Budget-Conscious DIY Builders
A Dramatic Tree House by Budget-Conscious DIY Builders
In a remote second-growth forest in Sullivan County, New York, is an off-the-grid tree house that was constructed with the help of the trees around it.
 - a year ago
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
 - 6 years ago
Fertile Grounds
Fertile Grounds
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll.
 - 9 years ago
Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home
Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home
Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.
 - 2 years ago
Denver's Energy Efficient  Home
Denver's Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
 - 7 years ago
A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws...
 - 10 years ago
Xeros Effect
Xeros Effect
Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach.
 - 10 years ago
A Cramped Amsterdam Apartment Is Transformed Into an Airy Loft
A Cramped Amsterdam Apartment Is Transformed Into an Airy Loft
A formal rental apartment in Pijp, Amsterdam, previously broken up into many rooms with minimal light, now provides gleaming, open living spaces filled with natural light and...
 - a year ago
A House Not Built for Human Beings
A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
 - 2 years ago
This Luminous Australian Renovation Packs a Lot Into a 23-Foot-Wide Lot
This Luminous Australian Renovation Packs a Lot Into a 23-Foot-Wide Lot
A surprisingly modern addition transforms an 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, into a spacious and sensuous abode.
 - 2 years ago
A Layered Home in Coastal Australia That Merges With the Limestone Terrain
A Layered Home in Coastal Australia That Merges With the Limestone Terrain
Located in Victoria, Australia, on a site that's lined with limestone shelves and underground caves, this house was designed as a series of layers with intersecting zones that...
 - a year ago
Barely There
Barely There
If not for the dawn appearance of the bear, which came loping toward Maem Slater-Enns and her then six-month-old daughter as they sat contemplating the water, the Enns family...
 - 10 years ago
The St. Lawrence River Flows Right by This Cottage’s Doorstep
The St. Lawrence River Flows Right by This Cottage’s Doorstep
Whale-watching is an indoor activity at a maritime sanctuary in Quebec.
 - 2 years ago
A Mies van der Rohe-Inspired Cottage in Johannesburg
A Mies van der Rohe-Inspired Cottage in Johannesburg
A floating wall on a Johannesburg cottage draws inspiration from local mining moguls and Mies van der Rohe.
 - 5 years ago