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.

8 Best Dwell Penthouses
8 Best Dwell Penthouses
One of the best aspects of living in a high-rise in the middle of the city is the spectacular view you may be able to enjoy.
 - a year ago
A Concrete Micro-House in Japan Works All the Angles
A Concrete Micro-House in Japan Works All the Angles
Built with specially-formulated concrete made of volcanic ash, this micro-house in Tokyo maximizes space through vertical construction.
 - a year ago
A Restaurateur's Mythical Home in Miami Follows the Path of the Sun
A Restaurateur's Mythical Home in Miami Follows the Path of the Sun
Following a diagram of the sun's path during the summer solstice, this three-story extension is the star of restaurateur and chef Frank Prisinzano’s Miami home.
 - a year ago
Net Assets
Net Assets
Argentinean materials, a roiling economy, and a pinch of personal tumult served as the recipe for furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti’s Buenos Aires oasis.
 - 10 years ago
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
 - a year ago
A Hudson Valley Home's Renovation Is Guided by its Best Midcentury Feature
A Hudson Valley Home's Renovation Is Guided by its Best Midcentury Feature
High on the east bank of New York's Hudson River, a special midcentury home receives a stunning renovation inspired by the strength of its initial design.
 - a year ago
5 Easy Tips From Modern Condos For Creating a Scandinavian-Inspired Interior
5 Easy Tips From Modern Condos For Creating a Scandinavian-Inspired Interior
Here at Dwell, we love Scandinavian design and believe there's a lot to learn from all types of projects that incorporate its warm minimalism.
 - a year ago
Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama
Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama
In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.
 - 5 years ago
A Party House in Hacienda Agua Caliente
A Party House in Hacienda Agua Caliente
In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico.
 - 10 years ago
The View at This Art Studio Could Inspire a Masterpiece
The View at This Art Studio Could Inspire a Masterpiece
High above Point Reyes and the Tomales Bay in Northern California, an artist studio frames a picture-perfect landscape.
 - 3 years ago
A Bushland Home in Melbourne That's Divided Between Two Pavilions
A Bushland Home in Melbourne That's Divided Between Two Pavilions
A split monolithic form gives this modern residence its name—Two Halves House.
 - a year ago
8 Bright and Airy Wood-Paneled Spaces
8 Bright and Airy Wood-Paneled Spaces
You may think that paneled walls means dark and dated, but these spaces show that they can be anything but that.
 - a year ago
A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
 - 10 years ago
It's Hip to Be Square
It's Hip to Be Square
This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor...
 - 7 years ago
A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
Thanks to a disciplined devotion to mid-century principles of design, a curator’s bachelor pad in the Hamptons is reborn.
 - 5 years ago
With a View of the Andes, This Concrete Retreat in Ecuador Follows the Sun
With a View of the Andes, This Concrete Retreat in Ecuador Follows the Sun
Made almost entirely of hand-poured concrete, a passive solar retreat in Ecuador hits all the right grooves.
 - 2 years ago
The Trellis That Keeps It Cool
The Trellis That Keeps It Cool
A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
 - 6 years ago
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
 - 4 years ago
A Dream House for the Ages
A Dream House for the Ages
This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.
 - 3 years ago
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.
 - 2 years 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