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.

Before and After: A 1950s Midcentury Gem in Seattle Is Revamped Into a Modern Stunner
Before and After: A 1950s Midcentury Gem in Seattle Is Revamped Into a Modern Stunner
In Seattle, architects infuse a historic midcentury with modern vibes without compromising the home's unique design.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week That Take Minimalism to the Max
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Take Minimalism to the Max
These spare homes turn our minimalist dreams into a stylish reality.
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A London Home With a 
Nightclub–Inspired Kitchen Is Listed For $2M
A London Home With a Nightclub–Inspired Kitchen Is Listed For $2M
Thanks to a recent remodel, this four-bedroom property asking $2,000,000 is filled with natural light and beautiful bespoke elements.
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Before and After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
Before and After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
Tour a renovated, 19th-century townhouse with landmark status that used to be an egg and poultry distributor.
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A London Townhouse Has Glass Circles in Its Floors to Filter in Ample Natural Light
A London Townhouse Has Glass Circles in Its Floors to Filter in Ample Natural Light
After gutting the interior of a dark, five-story townhouse, a bright and open space is born.
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An Architect's 1958 Midcentury in Tasmania Gets a Graceful Renovation
An Architect's 1958 Midcentury in Tasmania Gets a Graceful Renovation
Designed by architect Edith Emery for her family and built in Sandy Bay in 1958, this midcentury abode receives a deliberate expansion that carries the spirit of the original.
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An Airy New Pavilion Lets One Family Practically Live in a Park
An Airy New Pavilion Lets One Family Practically Live in a Park
In a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, a pavilion addition ties into the existing home's midcentury roots and connects to the nearby parkland.
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This 3D-Printed Tiny Cabin Offers a Creative Response to the Bay Area’s Housing Crisis
This 3D-Printed Tiny Cabin Offers a Creative Response to the Bay Area’s Housing Crisis
Sustainability and forward-thinking architectural techniques merge in this experimental tiny cabin clad in 3D-printed tile.
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A Rick Joy–Designed Retreat in the Caribbean Encourages an Easy-Breezy State of Mind
A Rick Joy–Designed Retreat in the Caribbean Encourages an Easy-Breezy State of Mind
Stretching along a waterfront site in Turks and Caicos, this holiday home by Rick Joy is defined by concrete forms, open passageways, and serenity.
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This Australian Abode Is a Glass Pavilion Wrapped in Sliding Hardwood Screens
This Australian Abode Is a Glass Pavilion Wrapped in Sliding Hardwood Screens
Despite obstacles with steep terrain, Australian architects design a unique facade that maximizes ocean views, cross ventilation, and natural light.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week With Cozy Bedrooms
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Cozy Bedrooms
The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.
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See How This Couple Built Their Mobile Tiny Home For Just $30K
See How This Couple Built Their Mobile Tiny Home For Just $30K
At 204 square feet, this DIY tiny home on wheels is fully functional and even features a nifty gear room.
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Color Unites With Texture to Make This Brazilian Abode Appear Much Larger and Brighter
Color Unites With Texture to Make This Brazilian Abode Appear Much Larger and Brighter
When constricted by a lack of square footage, a team of São Paulo–based architects cleverly use light, color, and texture to create a bigger home.
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This Swedish Retreat Fuses
Scandinavian Vibes With Traditional Barn-Like Style
This Swedish Retreat Fuses Scandinavian Vibes With Traditional Barn-Like Style
A local architect intertwines an unexpected twist to the design of this summer home in Sweden.
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A Famed Japanese Composer's Effortless Honolulu Hideout Asks $2.95M
A Famed Japanese Composer's Effortless Honolulu Hideout Asks $2.95M
Designed by award-winning architect Sid Snyder and owned by legendary Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, this modern refuge combines organic finishes with stellar views of the...
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A Vaulted Concrete Addition Protects This Sea Captain's Home
A Vaulted Concrete Addition Protects This Sea Captain's Home
In China, concrete reinforcements and box windows waterproof a captain's home and cement its connection to the water.
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This Chic Camper Will Make You Want to Be an Airstream Dweller
This Chic Camper Will Make You Want to Be an Airstream Dweller
Craving more adventure, a couple decide to make a radical life change by becoming full-time Airstream residents and renovators.
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A Black Timber Home in Chile Echoes Local Volcanic Stone
A Black Timber Home in Chile Echoes Local Volcanic Stone
From some angles, this dramatic residence resembles a pitched-roof shed, while other vantage points reveal its graduated form.
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This Tiny Home in Paris Unfolds Like a Children's Pop-Up Book
This Tiny Home in Paris Unfolds Like a Children's Pop-Up Book
A design studio transforms a former 120-square-foot maid's quarter into a vibrant pied-à-terre.
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This 1969 Camper Receives a Chic DIY Revamp on a Tight Budget
This 1969 Camper Receives a Chic DIY Revamp on a Tight Budget
A couple thoughtfully remodel an old camper to ensure the trailer's vintage personality shines.
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A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home
A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home
In Sangolquí, Ecuador, architects create a striking Z-shaped home to accommodate two generations.
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A Couple Buy a Collapsing Cabin For $7K in Joshua Tree and Revamp it Into a Desert Oasis
A Couple Buy a Collapsing Cabin For $7K in Joshua Tree and Revamp it Into a Desert Oasis
Thanks to an extensive DIY renovation, a 480-square-foot homestead in Joshua Tree, California, receives a stunning new look.
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Cover Story: This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It
Cover Story: This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It
After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to organic modernism in Austin.
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This Off-Grid Container Home in Australia Disappears in Nature
This Off-Grid Container Home in Australia Disappears in Nature
Nestled in a tiny town off the coast, this container home echoes the main ingredient the owners had hoped for in a weekend retreat—serenity.
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Top 5 Cabins of the Week That Would Be Perfect For Forest Bathing
Top 5 Cabins of the Week That Would Be Perfect For Forest Bathing
These modern retreats lend themselves to the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest therapy.
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This Eclectic Beach Bungalow on Fire Island Was Saved After Sandy
This Eclectic Beach Bungalow on Fire Island Was Saved After Sandy
Two of the worst hurricanes in New York history bookend the saga of a Saltaire cottage.
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This Midcentury-Inspired Tiny House Radiates Clever Design
This Midcentury-Inspired Tiny House Radiates Clever Design
At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.
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A Midcentury Time Capsule Captures an Architect's Love For Iconic Design
A Midcentury Time Capsule Captures an Architect's Love For Iconic Design
Midcentury architect Alden B. Dow was known for many things—midwestern modern style, the internationally recognized John Whitman house, his passion for progressive designs, and...
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A 1910 Apartment Transforms Into an Open, Radiant Loft
A 1910 Apartment Transforms Into an Open, Radiant Loft
This minimalist Montreal pad relies on exposed brick and glass partitions to create continuity between spaces.
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A Forgotten Warehouse Is Reborn Into a Light-Filled London Home
A Forgotten Warehouse Is Reborn Into a Light-Filled London Home
Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex revamp.
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