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.

This Floating Home in Chilean Patagonia Boasts Breathtaking Views
This Floating Home in Chilean Patagonia Boasts Breathtaking Views
A robust Cor-Ten steel home rises from the rugged landscape.
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A Flourishing Garden Grows Inside This Glass-Roofed Melbourne Victorian
Austin Maynard Architects turns a typical Melbourne terrace house into a light-filled home with a bright-green heart.
An Affordable Prefab Home Frames the Rugged Landscape in Rural Australia
A single day is all it took to install this modular home on a working farm near Orange, New South Wales.
An Architect’s Home in Bondi Evolves Over Three Renovations to Suit a Growing Family
An Architect’s Home in Bondi Evolves Over Three Renovations to Suit a Growing Family
Over the past seven years, Australian architect Jeremy Bull has renovated his home three times, describing it as a “scaffold for a growing...
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Budget Breakdown: A Lakeside Retreat Goes From Groovy to Gorgeous for $450K
Dupont Blouin updates a family getaway in Québec while preserving its ’60s flair.
This Net-Zero New York Passive House Teaches its Community to Build Green
This uber-green dwelling not only walks the walk, it talks the talk.
Before & After: A Pitch-Perfect Remodel Strikes Harmony in a Home Atop a Violin Shop
Tsai Design fine tunes a convoluted Melbourne apartment in order to let the light in.
A Radiant Renovation Brightens Up a Dark Brooklyn Brownstone
VonDalwig Architecture fills a lower-level Brooklyn residence with light and garden views.
Three Generations Live Under One Green Roof in San Francisco
Aidlin Darling Design recasts an unremarkable midcentury home as a multigenerational retreat crowned by a living roof.
This Shining Seattle Home Revels in Bright Simplicity
A streamlined material palette and crisp white interiors frame an art-filled home in the Pacific Northwest.
This Blanco River Home Is the Ultimate Haven for a Texas Couple
This Blanco River Home Is the Ultimate Haven for a Texas Couple
A tranquil riverside home celebrates the surrounding landscape.
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Interlocking Trees Support the Roof of This South Korean Home
The House of Three Trees showcases the power of traditional wooden joinery.
Rusted Zinc Helps This Family Getaway Take On the Elements in Chile
A barn-like residence on the Chilean archipelago of Chiloé honors the rural, coastal landscape.
Before & After: A Key Layout Swap Smooths Out the Kinks of This Victorian Flat in London
An effortless mix of modern updates and historic details makes this 665-square-foot apartment feel sleek and tidy.
This Snow-White Cabin Disappears Into a Wintry Lakeside
In a remote Canadian forest, a minimalist holiday home takes cues from its pristine lakeside surroundings.
A Cleverly Camouflaged Family Home Floats Above the West Texas Mountainside
At the intersection of mountains and desert, the vast and rugged beauty of the natural landscape inspires a home for a family of four.
A Dramatic Hallway Forms the Spine of This Shou Sugi Ban Retreat in Mexico
A simple floor plan emphasizes the rugged materiality of this elongated, cabin-style home in Valle de Bravo.
This Half-Height Expansion for a Growing Family in London Is a Real Brainteaser
With their plans to add an additional floor thwarted, BVDS Architects fit a new loft bedroom into a half-height space that feels surprisingly open.
A Cube-Shaped Japanese Home Opens Wide to the Mountains and Sky
A ribbon of glass slices through this monolithic house, framing views of the surrounding landscape.
This Affordable, Millennial Pink Home in Mexico Cost Just $18K to Build
Modular, adaptable, and cost-effective, this experimental home provides a model for progressive rural housing in Mexico.
This Melbourne Family Home Wraps Around a 125-Year-Old Dairy
White tile, concrete, and steel accents connect a contemporary home with the industrial heritage of its site.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Couple Polish Up Their Tucson Bungalow for $42K
While opening up the layout to capture desert light, Darci Hazelbaker and Dale Rush accentuate the character of their 1925 Spanish-style home.
An Edwardian Home Gets a New Life Complete With a Sparkling Pool
Wellard Architects gives a Melbourne family home a refreshing remodel that celebrates the past while embracing the future.
Before & After: A Drab Midcentury Outside Seattle Gets Infused With California Surfer Vibes
A fashion designer asks Wittman Estes to revamp this 1969 Mercer Island home with her Southern California roots in mind.
A Gigantic Staircase Sweeps Through the Heart of This Tokyo Home
A surreal, larger-than-life staircase adds next-level functionality to a home in Minato, Tokyo.
You Can Ski Right Into the Living Room of This Mountain Retreat
Faulkner Architects creates an expansive home on a challenging mountain slope.
A $70K Remodel Turns a Tiny Oregon Cabin Into an Idyllic Home for a Family of Four
Nine years ago, Jessica Helgerson turned a former goose check station into the perfect tiny house for her family.
A Soulful Renovation in Santa Barbara Brings the Mountains Front and Center
A restrained revamp by Anacapa and Bailey Peace Design emphasizes the rolling landscape.
An Australian Home Nods to Oscar Niemeyer With Curvaceous Concrete Forms
A light renovation connects this Sydney home with its lushly landscaped grounds.
A Tranquil Home Takes Root in a Glorious Grove of Oak Trees
Designed by Walker Warner Architects and ODADA, this home takes cues from agricultural forms and the pastoral landscape of Woodside, California.