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.

Back to the Garden
Back to the Garden
A globetrotting couple rebuild a Katrina-damaged residence by a famous midcentury New Orleans firm—on the very street where one of them grew up.
 - a year ago
Kingston Brio
Kingston Brio
Aaron Roberts and Thomas Bailey, the young architects behind room11, teamed up to design a house for Aaron's parents, fixing the structure into the topography of the site.
 - 10 years ago
A Family Retreat in the Hamptons Bridles Wind, Water, and Light
A Family Retreat in the Hamptons Bridles Wind, Water, and Light
An East Hampton residence by Bates Masi is situated to harness the elements.
 - a year ago
Old Meets New in This Modern Extension to an Edwardian House in Melbourne
Old Meets New in This Modern Extension to an Edwardian House in Melbourne
Ninety-nine years after this 1915 Edwardian-era house was built, Australian firm Preston Lane transformed the interior via a remodel and extension that deftly blends old and new.
 - a year ago
A Stunning Townhouse For Sale in a Historic London Neighborhood
A Stunning Townhouse For Sale in a Historic London Neighborhood
A conventional facade with a modern interior creates seamless contemporary living in the heart of a historic district, environmentally-friendly mechanical systems included, for...
 - a year ago
A Heritage Art Deco House in Australia Gets a Modern Update
A Heritage Art Deco House in Australia Gets a Modern Update
A heritage inter-war, functionalist-style house gets a dose of contemporary Australian cool.
 - a year ago
A Rare Midcentury Prefab Looks Just Like it Did in 1958—Down to the Knoll and Paul McCobb Interiors
A Rare Midcentury Prefab Looks Just Like it Did in 1958—Down to the Knoll and Paul McCobb Interiors
The new homeowners of the Frost House investigate the history of their modular home and its contributions to the prefab movement.
 - a year ago
A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise For the Whole Family
A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise For the Whole Family
A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City.
 - a year ago
An Accessible Home Promotes a Lifetime of Well-Being For the Whole Family
An Accessible Home Promotes a Lifetime of Well-Being For the Whole Family
Tucked in a Chicago suburb, the Courtyard Residence celebrates the outdoors while responding to the needs of each family member.
 - a year ago
Offered at $899K, a Restored Midcentury Abode Shines in Southern California
Offered at $899K, a Restored Midcentury Abode Shines in Southern California
Built in 1963 by architect John Andre Gougeon, this two-bedroom, three-bath property in Glendora, California, embodies the trajectory of postwar architecture in the East San...
 - a year ago
How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem
How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem
Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling collection.
 - a year ago
An Architect’s Bright and Airy Family Home Thrives Within a Brutalist Concrete Structure
An Architect’s Bright and Airy Family Home Thrives Within a Brutalist Concrete Structure
At the family home of an Israeli architect, modern and light-filled interiors enliven a brutalist, raw concrete structure.
 - a year ago
A Timber-Clad Home in Australia Is a Striking Place to Grow Old In
A Timber-Clad Home in Australia Is a Striking Place to Grow Old In
At first glance, the dramatic facade of this coastal home in Victoria, Australia, might seem to contradict its name—Humble House—yet a closer look reveals its livability for an...
 - a year ago
A Yurt-Inspired Vacation Home on the High Desert Plains of Colorado
A Yurt-Inspired Vacation Home on the High Desert Plains of Colorado
Yurts inspire nature-immersed ideas of escaping the trappings of urban living—usually while enjoying cool breezes, icy beverages, and the occasional swaying hammock.
 - a year ago
Water Sports
Water Sports
Energy-smart technology makes managing a Sausalito floating home easy, even from 6,000 miles away.
 - a year ago
This Modern Home in Singapore Is a Living Urban Jungle
This Modern Home in Singapore Is a Living Urban Jungle
Conceived as a three-dimensional landscape installation with spatial pockets floating within, this house in Singapore literally brings the jungle indoors.
 - a year ago
Rose House Blooms in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains
Rose House Blooms in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains
In the proposed guesthouse, water joins concrete, weathering steel, and glass as another building material.
 - a year ago
A Guest Barn in Jackson, Wyoming, Fuses Modern and Rustic Elements
A Guest Barn in Jackson, Wyoming, Fuses Modern and Rustic Elements
This modern take on the rustic barn offers a unique space for guests to soak in the gorgeous mountain vistas near Jackson, Wyoming.
 - a year ago
An Architect's Big “Little Cottage” That You Can Rent on the South  Coast of Cornwall
An Architect's Big “Little Cottage” That You Can Rent on the South Coast of Cornwall
Stay at the Cornwall beach home of renowned London architect Alex Michaelis on your next vacation.
 - a year ago
Transparent Perforated Circles Bring Light and Movement to This London Terrace House
Transparent Perforated Circles Bring Light and Movement to This London Terrace House
Perforated solid steel plates bring in light, transforming a London terrace house into a work of art.
 - a year ago
Domino Effect: How a Bedroom Refresh Jump-Started a Whole-House Remodel For a Tech Exec
Domino Effect: How a Bedroom Refresh Jump-Started a Whole-House Remodel For a Tech Exec
How a bedroom remodel jumped the threshold and infiltrated every room in the house.
 - a year ago
The Stunningly Restored Hassrick Residence by Richard Neutra Hits the Market at $2.2M
The Stunningly Restored Hassrick Residence by Richard Neutra Hits the Market at $2.2M
The iconic architect’s midcentury modern home in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood faced demolition before being rescued and thoughtfully rehabbed—and is now once again up...
 - a year ago
Bright Bauhaus Colors Fill This Brick Edwardian House in London
Bright Bauhaus Colors Fill This Brick Edwardian House in London
Bold Bauhaus colors including blue, red, and yellow come together to invigorate this brick Edwardian house in West London.
 - a year ago
The Light and Airy Apartment G in Downtown Singapore
The Light and Airy Apartment G in Downtown Singapore
In downtown Singapore, marble, light wood, soft hues, and subtle touches of gold come together to create a stylish, light-filled, and textured apartment.
 - a year ago
Inspired by Tom and Jerry, This Net-Filled Vacation Home Is a Kid’s Paradise
Inspired by Tom and Jerry, This Net-Filled Vacation Home Is a Kid’s Paradise
Jerry House on Cha-Am Beach near Bangkok is not only a beachside family retreat, but is also a playground and dreamworld for the young at heart.
 - a year ago
A Lean Cabin in Washington Dismantles the Indoor/Outdoor Divide
A Lean Cabin in Washington Dismantles the Indoor/Outdoor Divide
In Washington’s Methow Valley, a modern cabin with an outdoor living room allows views of the surrounding woodland and meadow to perforate its volume.
 - a year ago
Remodeling the Town Miller’s House From 1844
Remodeling the Town Miller’s House From 1844
Built in 1844, this 2,700-square-foot house—which once belonged to a town miller—is transformed into a modern family home with high ceilings and an unusual open-plan layout.
 - a year ago
Red Tin House That Makes the Most of Space and Light
Red Tin House That Makes the Most of Space and Light
Six earth-colored, metal-clad pavilions are combined to create Tin House, an innovative and voluminous house that boasts a secluded rectangular pool in a bright interior courtyard.
 - a year ago
A Great Ocean Road Shack With a View Gets a Sustainable Update
A Great Ocean Road Shack With a View Gets a Sustainable Update
When Kate and Grant, the owners of Dorman House—an old shack near the beach in Lorne, Victoria, Australia—decided to renovate, they hoped to modernize the space while retaining...
 - a year ago
A Compact Home That Literally Pops Up From the Grass
A Compact Home That Literally Pops Up From the Grass
With a green roof that merges with the grassy ground, this family home in Belgium looks like two periscopes rising up from the earth.
 - a year ago