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.

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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Water Sports
Water Sports
Energy-smart technology makes managing a Sausalito floating home easy, even from 6,000 miles away.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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This Post-and-Beam in Pasadena Offers Classic California Living For $2M
This Post-and-Beam in Pasadena Offers Classic California Living For $2M
Built in 1971, this well-maintained home features expansive windows, ample outdoor space, and tasteful updates suited for the modern lifestyle.
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This Renovated Sea Ranch Retreat Is an Absolute Must-See
This Renovated Sea Ranch Retreat Is an Absolute Must-See
A couple enlist Butler Armsden Architects and Leverone Design to reimagine their home as a multigenerational meeting point.
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A Perforated Screen Brings Privacy and Natural Light to This Bold Venice Home
A Perforated Screen Brings Privacy and Natural Light to This Bold Venice Home
What started out as a dated 1980s residence in Venice, California, is now a 2,000-square-foot, eye-catching modern home with an artful design that allows its extended family to...
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Hot to Trot
Hot to Trot
In rural Canada, an architect imports an American typology to create a year-round refuge rooted in the landscape.
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Peek Inside the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase
Peek Inside the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase
From a lavishly green living room to a penthouse inspired by the California coastline, the Pacific Heights residence is chock-full of design inspiration from Bay Area talent.
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8 Examples That Show How Loft Living Goes Beyond Just NYC
8 Examples That Show How Loft Living Goes Beyond Just NYC
When you think of loft living, your mind may flash to the interesting lofted dwellings of New York City's Tribeca or Soho—but this unique type of space isn't just limited to NYC...
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A Steel-and-Glass Compound Is One Family’s Launchpad For Adventure
A Steel-and-Glass Compound Is One Family’s Launchpad For Adventure
The four structures that form Studhorse in Northern Washington encourage family members and guests to interact with the landscape—and form lasting memories with each other.
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These 11 Modern Homes in Southern California Offer an Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle
These 11 Modern Homes in Southern California Offer an Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle
Southern California often conjures up visions of sun, sand, and surf—but for the modernist, it also brings to mind midcentury abodes in Palm Springs and sleek L.A. masterpieces by...
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