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 House Gets Better with Age
This House Gets Better with Age
An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.
 - 3 years ago
A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places
A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places
A pedigreed mid-century home tailor-made for its inhabitants and environs joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places.
 - 5 years ago
The Right Track
The Right Track
With nearly a half century of architectural experience, Peter Cohen designed this ingenious spine-and-module home for him and his wife Sally in the coastal forests just outside...
 - 9 years ago
A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse
A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse
Self-taught designer Tom Givone continues his practice of updating 19th-century farmhouses with unexpected details and salvaged materials with his latest creation—a torqued-volume...
 - 4 years ago
Defying traditionalism: concrete bungalow inserted in a rural Belgian landscape
Defying traditionalism: concrete bungalow inserted in a rural Belgian landscape
TOOP architectuur's home base embraces the surrounding...
 - 2 years ago
A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around a carefully curated furniture collection in...
 - 6 years ago
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
 - 5 years ago
Marcel Breuer Hooper House II
Marcel Breuer Hooper House II
A new owner with a light touch has kept Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II a marvel of the mid-20th century whose life will extend well into the 21st.
 - 10 years ago
Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings
Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings
Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s privacy.
 - 4 years ago
This Transformed Melbourne House Resembles a Quirky Village
This Transformed Melbourne House Resembles a Quirky Village
A playful renovation in Melbourne creates a series of gabled structures.
 - 4 years ago
Malibu Canyon House with a View
Malibu Canyon House with a View
Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded canyon house in Malibu.
 - 6 years ago
This Modern Miami House Feels Like It's in the Middle of the Jungle
This Modern Miami House Feels Like It's in the Middle of the Jungle
A contemporary residence makes the most of its one-of-a-kind landscape.
 - 3 years ago
How a Bungalow Went from Bland to Brilliant
How a Bungalow Went from Bland to Brilliant
When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they bestowed a remarkable view upon an unremarkable...
 - 3 years ago
Beantown Dream
Beantown Dream
In this tightly packed Northeast city where developers pounce first on any available lot, two young architects found a rare ground-up opportunity.
 - 9 years ago
Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn lemons into lemonade.
 - 9 years ago
On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech
On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech
In a leafy Toronto neighborhood, a Cor-Ten–clad family home is wired for the future.
 - 3 years ago
This Impressively Accessible Home Has a Tower That Can Be Reached by Wheelchair
This Impressively Accessible Home Has a Tower That Can Be Reached by Wheelchair
A Baltimore father builds a house with accessibility in mind—and finds a new calling in the process.
 - 3 years ago
Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills
Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills
An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.
 - 4 years ago
A Modern Farmhouse Recalls Old-Time Americana
A Modern Farmhouse Recalls Old-Time Americana
Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional...
 - 6 years ago
The New Zealand Native Who Can't Get Enough of the Garden State
The New Zealand Native Who Can't Get Enough of the Garden State
A prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat is one woman's outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.
 - 6 years ago
A Midcentury Home Enjoys Views from Every Angle
A Midcentury Home Enjoys Views from Every Angle
A new outlook for a Buff, Straub and Hensman gem perched high above Los Angeles.
 - 4 years ago
This Home is Complete with an Indoor Jungle
This Home is Complete with an Indoor Jungle
A skylit conservatory doubles as a verdant dining parlor in Sonoma County, California.
 - 3 years ago
An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.
 - 4 years ago
Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside
Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside
An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.
 - 4 years ago
A 1930s Tudor Home Brightens Up in Toronto
A 1930s Tudor Home Brightens Up in Toronto
A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.
 - 2 years ago
Paint it Black
Paint it Black
This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home.
 - 7 years ago
When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable
When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable
Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable cabin for weekend getaways that feels a world away.
 - 8 years ago
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
 - 4 years ago
Into the Woods
Into the Woods
The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s western coast.
 - 6 years ago