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 Slender Brick House Keeps Things Cool in the South of Spain
A Slender Brick House Keeps Things Cool in the South of Spain
Serrano & Baquero uses robust materials to create a surprisingly airy home with a sublime patio.
This Midcentury Home in Marin Doubles as a Design Lab
Henrybuilt founder and CEO Scott Hudson works with his team to transform a 1961 residence into a company retreat and testing grounds.
Before & After: A Dilapidated Dublin Home Gets a Playful Addition With an Indoor Swing
In the trendy neighborhood of Dublin 8, Studio And upgrades a 1920s pebble dash house for a creative couple on a tight budget.
A Jewel Box Home in Melbourne Gets a Minty-Fresh Kitchen With a Cat Door
A Jewel Box Home in Melbourne Gets a Minty-Fresh Kitchen With a Cat Door
Architect Lisa Breeze expands the kitchen of a 1940s residence and includes cool-green cabinets, terrazzo floors, and a pass-through for a feline friend.
A Bright Addition With Surprising Pops of Color Makes Room for a Young Family in Southern California
Designer Abbie Naber adds 1,200 square feet of sunny, functional living spaces to the 1964 home she shares with her husband and two children in the beach community of Cardiff, San...
A Black Roof and Central Courtyard Make This Chilean Cabin Vanish Into the Woods
Architect Lucas Maino Fernandez designs a two-tiered home with a sloped roof that draws an inconspicuous line through the trees.
“Bossy Marble” Meets Memphis Verve in This Sculptural Toronto Home
Odami revives a 1930s residence with crisp finishes and curvaceous forms.
Before & After: A Dark and Disjointed Los Angeles Cottage Sees the Light
Modus Development elevates a Highland Park dwelling with daylighting, archways, and a rooftop deck.
A House Sheathed in Metal and Oriented for Energy Efficiency Is a Brooklyn Family’s Upstate Haven
Architect Alessandro Ronfini of Demo Architects designs an award-winning passive house using a prefab-panel structure cloaked in dark galvalume.
A Mexico City Artist’s Home and Studio Frames Open Spaces With Sculptural Forms
Designed by architects Luis Beltran del Río and Andrew Sosa of local firm Vrtical, the live/work residence uses simple materials to define volumes and courtyards.
A Set Designer’s House in Brazil Blends Colonial Architecture With Miesian Modernism
A Set Designer’s House in Brazil Blends Colonial Architecture With Miesian Modernism
A nod to the past, the contemporary country escape by Mapa Architects is surprisingly close to São Paulo’s hustle and bustle.
A Former Dentist’s Office Becomes an Intriguingly Layered Home on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula
As two ex–New Yorkers reimagine their lives in Mérida, they band together with a local team to create an unexpected residence.
A 19th-Century Farmhouse in Eastern Germany Gets New Tricks With an Ecologically Minded Update
Located in an outlying village three hours north of Berlin, the remote property—which until recently lacked potable water—was transformed by architects Sierra Boaz Cobb and...
Designer and Artist Tom Deacon Goes Back to the Drawing Board to Re-Renovate His Home and Studio
You’ve probably sat in one of his office chairs, but his revamped Toronto residence is more about art than ergonomics.
A California Couple Turn a Dated Camper Into a Dreamy Family Getaway
Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia transform a blatantly beige travel trailer into a colorful tiny home that lets their family of five explore nature in style and comfort.
Before & After: A Berkeley Cottage Grows to Embrace Its Boulder-Studded Site
Sogno Design Group reimagines a small 1930s home on an unusually large lot to make room for three generations of a family.
An Abandoned Boathouse Catches a Second Wind as a Shipshape Tiny Home
Toronto architect Gregory Neudorf creates a pristine and practical 400-square-foot dwelling with nautical storage below deck.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Tinkers With Passive House Design on Long Island for $705K
Wayne Turett of The Turett Collaborative designs his own energy-efficient holiday home in Greenport, New York, as an exercise in experimentation.
A Painter and a Sculptor Craft a Gallery-Like Home in London
Oliver Leech Architects works with a creative couple to transform a run-down Victorian terrace into a picture-perfect space for displaying art.
A ’70s Seafront Home in Greece Breaks Free of Its Tunnel Vision
The residence had a restricted view of the Eubean Sea, so Neiheiser Argyros inserted walls of windows that fully capture the surrounds.
Before & After: A Typical Suburban Home in Calgary Sloughs Off Its ’70s Hangover
Interior design firm Falken Reynolds finesses a new floor plan, opens the interiors, and applies a fresh material palette for a family fed up with the past.
A Melbourne Apartment Trades Walls for Curtains After a $20K Transformation
Architecture Architecture removed doors and demolished dividers to create an open-plan living space that can be easily reconfigured at a moment’s notice.
A Florida Couple Turn a Ram ProMaster Van Into Their Dream Home on Wheels
For Ethan and Katelynn Hunter, van living provides financial freedom, the ability to travel, and the work life they’ve always wanted.
Two Designers Polish Up a Hidden Gem in the Woods of Connecticut
Stewart-Schafer founders Christine Stucker and James Veal revamp a custom 1984 home—and then turn a decrepit nearby shed into a “Scandinavian dream...
A Creative Couple Build a Sanctuary for Living and Working Outside Montreal
The residence by designer Nicholas Francoeur features a mono-pitched roof, soaring, light-filled interiors, and a series of workspaces that look out onto the tranquil setting.
A Brisbane Architect Designs Her Family’s Dream Home on a Tricky Suburban Site
On a sloped lot flanked by neighbors, architect Julie Derrick devises an open, L-shaped plan that frames views of the lush backyard.
Before & After: A Spanish-Style Home in the Hollywood Hills Gets a Sunny California Makeover
Celebrity design duo the Novogratz give a 1930s residence a new lease on life with an expanded layout, warm, minimalist interiors, and a better connection to the outdoors.
This Tiny Cabin Is Biodegradable, Recyclable, and Relocatable
Polygoon Architecture creates a compact home that blends into the woods of northern Belgium.
A Couple’s Home Strives for Sustainability in an Olive Grove Near Madrid
Slow Studio uses passive design techniques to create a brick house with a surprisingly light footprint.
An Old Dutch Row House Is Reimagined as a Light-Filled Haven
Architecture and landscape studio LMNL gives a dilapidated 19th-century brick home bright interior finishes, a smart layout, and lush gardens.