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 Stone Retreat in France Gets a Sleek Glass Addition
A Stone Retreat in France Gets a Sleek Glass Addition
Architect Jean-Luc Etienne updates an old stone cottage near the coast of Brittany, France, with a glass extension and Vipp kitchen.
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This Canadian Tiny Home Beams a Rustic, West Coast Vibe
This Canadian Tiny Home Beams a Rustic, West Coast Vibe
Smart storage tactics are combined with a U-shaped sofa to maximize space in this delightful tiny home.
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A Strikingly Modern Container House Boasts Breathtaking Views
A Strikingly Modern Container House Boasts Breathtaking Views
Inspired by cargotecture, this boxy dwelling in West Vancouver features an efficient layout that makes the most of its hillside views.
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A Streamlined Addition Serves a Family of Four in Australia
A Streamlined Addition Serves a Family of Four in Australia
Thomas + Williams Architects sow simplicity with an artful combination of concrete, oak, steel, and prefabricated panels in Port Melbourne, Victoria.
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Before & After: Interior Designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan Spruce Up Their Canadian Cottage
Before & After: Interior Designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan Spruce Up Their Canadian Cottage
Take a peek at the renovated Haliburton cottage retreat of celebrity interior designers and television presenters Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan.
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A Tiny Apartment Transforms Into a Stylish, Space-Saving Bachelor Pad For $84K
A Tiny Apartment Transforms Into a Stylish, Space-Saving Bachelor Pad For $84K
Hidden storage and flexible living are prioritized in this modern apartment of just 500 square feet.
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Wellness Guru Joanne Encarnacion’s Blissful A-Frame Eichler
Wellness Guru Joanne Encarnacion’s Blissful A-Frame Eichler
Pay a visit to the Bay Area’s Castro Valley to tour the sunny home and headquarters of women’s health and lifestyle coach, Joanne Encarnacion.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week That Celebrate Loft Living
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Celebrate Loft Living
These airy modern lofts take apartment dwelling to new heights. Take a peek at the elevated homes from the Dwell community that caught our editor's eye this week.
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A Striking Black House Appears to Float in the New Zealand Mountains
A Striking Black House Appears to Float in the New Zealand Mountains
Cantilevered atop a concrete foundation and wrapped in glass, Alpine Terrace House by Fearon Hay Architects hovers gently over its site.
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High Desert House in Joshua Tree Is an Otherworldly Architectural Icon
High Desert House in Joshua Tree Is an Otherworldly Architectural Icon
A couple’s handwritten note to renowned architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg results in an iconic Leviathan of a home in the Californian desert.
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A Crumbling Home Is Revived Around a Massive Tree Trunk
A Crumbling Home Is Revived Around a Massive Tree Trunk
Transformed on a tight budget, a decrepit brick structure in Ghent breathes new life as a treehouse-like abode.
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A Tiny Italian Flat Undergoes a Modern Revamp For $40K
A Tiny Italian Flat Undergoes a Modern Revamp For $40K
Simplistic plywood paneling cleverly conceals a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area in this compact 301-square-foot studio.
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20 Modern Farmhouse Design Ideas That Are Irresistibly Chic
20 Modern Farmhouse Design Ideas That Are Irresistibly Chic
A balanced blend of rustic and refined, the modern farmhouse style continues to be a rising trend. We break down our favorite modern farmhouse looks—inside and out.
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Before & After: A 1930s Church in Melbourne Gets a Dramatic Conversion
Before & After: A 1930s Church in Melbourne Gets a Dramatic Conversion
Doherty Design Studio carefully transforms a brick church with a history of overlapping renovations into an inviting home for a family of five.
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A Tiered Home in Los Angeles Hugs a Steep Slope
A Tiered Home in Los Angeles Hugs a Steep Slope
Referencing Case Study architecture, Three Step House in Silver Lake gradually climbs a curving site.
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A Tiny Guesthouse Hides in a Lush Australian Rainforest
A Tiny Guesthouse Hides in a Lush Australian Rainforest
Nestled within a rainforest on a private 20-acre plot in New South Wales, this compact Cor-Ten steel and glass guest retreat is a hidden oasis.
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A Folded Steel Roof Shields a Fortress-Like Abode in Nova Scotia
A Folded Steel Roof Shields a Fortress-Like Abode in Nova Scotia
Protected from the harsh coastal climate, Treow Brycg boasts stunning seaside views without compromising privacy.
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A Winning Residence in the Spanish Pyrenees Mixes Modern and Rustic
A Winning Residence in the Spanish Pyrenees Mixes Modern and Rustic
Located in Spain’s Eastern Pyrenees, House in La Cerdanya by Dom Arquitectura sits in a restored, historic settlement, expressing its contemporary personality while adhering to...
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A Fiery-Red Home Sizzles With Simplistic, Modern Design
A Fiery-Red Home Sizzles With Simplistic, Modern Design
This simple red house in Portugal appears as a signpost within its labyrinth-like, forested site.
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Before & After: A Nashville Midcentury Now Gleams With Natural Light
Before & After: A Nashville Midcentury Now Gleams With Natural Light
Renovated for the first time since it was built in 1955, a Nashville home is updated to meet modern demands while staying true to its midcentury bones.
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A Barn-Inspired, Modern Retreat Is Knitted Into Napa Valley
A Barn-Inspired, Modern Retreat Is Knitted Into Napa Valley
Field Architecture collaborates with Shawback Design to create a contemporary weekend retreat for a growing family in Napa Valley.
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This 140-Square-Foot Tiny House Is Packed With Surprises
This 140-Square-Foot Tiny House Is Packed With Surprises
With two lofts, floating stairs, porthole windows, and tons of character, Tiny House Valhalla is a delightful abode for a family of three in France.
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This Hollywood Hideout Takes Cues From the Mediterranean
This Hollywood Hideout Takes Cues From the Mediterranean
For this West Hollywood abode, designer Mandy Cheng was directed to create the “luxe version of Leonard Cohen in...
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A Sculptural Brass House Glows Like a Jewel in Amsterdam
A Sculptural Brass House Glows Like a Jewel in Amsterdam
Boasting bold brass facades, this striking family home embraces contemporary design with a sustainable approach.
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A Perforated Balcony Brings Ample Light Into a Tiny Abode
A Perforated Balcony Brings Ample Light Into a Tiny Abode
Argentinian studio IR Aquitectura puts every inch of this small, 269-square-foot apartment to good use.
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A Modern Home Is Gently Slotted Into a Steep Slope in Santorini
A Modern Home Is Gently Slotted Into a Steep Slope in Santorini
This Grecian holiday home puts a modern twist on the area's traditional cave-like abodes.
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An Elegant Edwardian Home Is Treated to a Thoughtful Revamp
An Elegant Edwardian Home Is Treated to a Thoughtful Revamp
Toronto’s Paul Raff Studio takes an avant-garde approach to the restoration of this historic home.
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Budget Breakdown: A Stunning Apartment Revamp Mixes High and Low For Under $100K
Budget Breakdown: A Stunning Apartment Revamp Mixes High and Low For Under $100K
Efrat Weinreb combines high-end pieces with low-cost scores to transform a tired apartment in Tel Aviv with a budget of $100,000.
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An Old Kit Home Is Transformed Into a Multi-Generational Abode
An Old Kit Home Is Transformed Into a Multi-Generational Abode
B.E Architecture combines a revitalized kit home with a modern steel-and-glass extension to form a multi-generational Melbourne residence.
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A Modest Midcentury Bungalow Takes on New Life in Sydney
A Modest Midcentury Bungalow Takes on New Life in Sydney
Completed over the span of five years, a Sydney home sports a refashioned rear that’s delightfully different from the original '60s structure.
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