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.

Take Me Home
Take Me Home
A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...
 - 10 years ago
A Home Fit for a Science Fiction Writer
A Home Fit for a Science Fiction Writer
On Austin’s outskirts, an author's bunker-style home redefines modern city living.
 - 5 years ago
Minimal North Carolina Home Built for a Tech-Forward West Coast Couple
Minimal North Carolina Home Built for a Tech-Forward West Coast Couple
Two West Coast transplants, priced out of San Francisco, build their North Carolina dream home.
 - 3 years ago
A Mighty Oak Tree Frames This Family Home in Austin
A Mighty Oak Tree Frames This Family Home in Austin
Matt Fajkus Architecture creates a grounded take on a tree house in Texas.
 - 3 years ago
Home DW by Francisca Hautekeete
Home DW by Francisca Hautekeete
Home DW is a minimal house created by Belgium-based designer Francisca Hautekeete.
 - 2 years ago
A Quintessential Midcentury Home Goes LEED Platinum
A Quintessential Midcentury Home Goes LEED Platinum
Architect Michelle Kaufmann transforms a 1965 home into a paragon of sustainability.
 - 2 years ago
Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape
Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape
A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.
 - 5 years ago
Make This Seaside Villa in Southern Portugal Your Own Private Resort For $2M
Make This Seaside Villa in Southern Portugal Your Own Private Resort For $2M
Echoing the whitewashed towns that characterize this Mediterranean coast, a modern villa in Algarve, Portugal opens up to oceanfront views.
 - 2 years ago
An Airy Sydney Home Goes Vertical to Gain Space
An Airy Sydney Home Goes Vertical to Gain Space
A snug footprint and protected streetscape in Sydney prompt an architect to build skyward.
 - 3 years ago
This Bright Green Prefab in Sweden Looks Just Like a Monopoly House
This Bright Green Prefab in Sweden Looks Just Like a Monopoly House
In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home.
 - 3 years ago
Six Concrete Boxes Make a Jaw-Dropping Martha's Vineyard Home
Six Concrete Boxes Make a Jaw-Dropping Martha's Vineyard Home
Despite being set in concrete, an idyllic modular retreat is built to go with the flow.
 - 3 years ago
A Thomas Phifer-Designed Glass-and-Steel Masterpiece For Sale
A Thomas Phifer-Designed Glass-and-Steel Masterpiece For Sale
Architect Thomas Phifer is known for his sleek, minimalist steel-and-glass structures that are designed to take in endless sunlight.
 - 2 years ago
Red Cedar Is the Key Ingredient of This Wooded Cottage For Sale
Red Cedar Is the Key Ingredient of This Wooded Cottage For Sale
Located just an hour-and-a-half away from Chicago, a three-bedroom modern cottage in Michigan City, Indiana is for sale for just under 900K.
 - 2 years ago
This Architect's Home Embraces Oceanfront Views
This Architect's Home Embraces Oceanfront Views
Architect Jonathan Segal and his son Matthew Segal built the Cresta to capitalize on Southern California’s balmy climate.
 - 2 years ago
Tackling Big Design Questions in an Iconic Home
Tackling Big Design Questions in an Iconic Home
In John Lautner’s Garcia House, Nest, Dwell, and Airbnb invited the Los Angeles design world to consider our current crossroads with technology and architecture—and the social...
 - 2 years ago
Discuss: What's Your Favorite Work of Architecture in Film?
Discuss: What's Your Favorite Work of Architecture in Film?
Architecture can certainly play a starring role. We're asking our community to share their favorite homes in film.
 - 2 years ago
Discuss: Would You Renovate Your Eichler Home?
Discuss: Would You Renovate Your Eichler Home?
If you were handed the keys to an Eichler home, would you set out to preserve it as a midcentury time capsule, or update it with modern amenities?
 - 2 years ago
Two Film Industry Veterans Flip the Script With a Suburb-to-City Move
Two Film Industry Veterans Flip the Script With a Suburb-to-City Move
While many established couples prefer the calm of the suburbs, Annette Van Duren and Alan Sacks make the unconventional move into a 830-square-foot loft in a multicultural...
 - 2 years ago
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ Winning Design For the Shanghai Library
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ Winning Design For the Shanghai Library
The Scandinavian architectural firm wins an international competition to design the Shanghai Library, a glass-and-concrete structure that will appear to float above the trees of...
 - 2 years ago
Show Us Your Modern by Dwell Magazine Decor
Show Us Your Modern by Dwell Magazine Decor
Show off the new collection in your home for the chance to be featured.
 - 2 years ago