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.

Two Magazine Creatives Fit Graphic Art and Vintage Furniture In a Brooklyn Apartment
Two Magazine Creatives Fit Graphic Art and Vintage Furniture In a Brooklyn Apartment
Nicholas Blechman, the creative director of The New Yorker, and Luise Stauss, a photo editor and art director, open their doors.
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My House: Street Artist Flore’s Unlikely Midcentury Haven in Florida
My House: Street Artist Flore’s Unlikely Midcentury Haven in Florida
New York– and Miami–based artist Christopher “Flore” Florentino reveals how his picturesque midcentury in Central Florida inspires his life and work.
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Pop Art, Street Art, and Space Age Furniture Collide at a Painter’s Midcentury Ranch Home in Florida
Pop Art, Street Art, and Space Age Furniture Collide at a Painter’s Midcentury Ranch Home in Florida
Painter Christopher Florentino explains how he revived a 1963 house by modern architect Gene Leedy.
 - 2 months ago
An Old Post Office Becomes an Idyllic Beach Retreat in Victoria
An Old Post Office Becomes an Idyllic Beach Retreat in Victoria
A budget renovation relies on simple solutions to transform the building into a relaxing oasis.
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Light Floods This Dazzling Renovated Victorian in Australia
Light Floods This Dazzling Renovated Victorian in Australia
Templeton Architecture integrates steel-framed apertures throughout an 1890 home in Victoria to stunning effect.
 - 2 months ago
Peek Inside Photographer Casey Dunn’s Dreamy Austin Home
Peek Inside Photographer Casey Dunn’s Dreamy Austin Home
An exercise in restraint, this picture-perfect photographer’s home radiates beauty and warmth from every angle.
 - 2 months ago
How a Steam-Bent Home Took Shape in Cornwall
How a Steam-Bent Home Took Shape in Cornwall
For Tom and Danie Raffield, building a family home was a labor of love.
 - 2 months ago
Budget Breakdown: A Prison Bus Becomes a Couple’s First Home For $26K
Budget Breakdown: A Prison Bus Becomes a Couple’s First Home For $26K
A young couple converts a 31-foot, 1989 Chevy B6P bus that was formerly a prison transport vehicle into a charming tiny home.
 - 2 months ago
An Ordinary Suburban Home in Vancouver Is Given a Modern Edge
An Ordinary Suburban Home in Vancouver Is Given a Modern Edge
When a West Vancouver couple called on an architect to build their family home, he delivered—he just had to change the roof first.
 - 2 months ago
This Modern Cliff House Seamlessly Knits Into a Rocky Idaho Lakefront
This Modern Cliff House Seamlessly Knits Into a Rocky Idaho Lakefront
Walls of glass, horizontal roof planes, and a natural material palette enable this expansive home to feel like an extension of a dramatic boulder-strewn landscape.
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A Colorado Firefighter Built His Own Shipping Container Home, and Found a New Calling Along the Way
A Colorado Firefighter Built His Own Shipping Container Home, and Found a New Calling Along the Way
Nine shipping containers form the basis for a new multigenerational house near Denver.
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This Texas Hill Country House Oozes With European Charm
This Texas Hill Country House Oozes With European Charm
A 2,380-square-foot abode strikes the perfect match between Scandinavian form and English decor.
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An Art Deco Dwelling Receives a Sleek, Contemporary Extension
An Art Deco Dwelling Receives a Sleek, Contemporary Extension
Originally built in 1938, the revived Shadow House in Melbourne merges contemporary and Art Deco features.
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Before & After: A London Home Doubles as a Cheery Work Space
Before & After: A London Home Doubles as a Cheery Work Space
A Victorian abode is reinvented to accommodate family living and serve as the headquarters for artisanal brand The Small Home.
 - 2 months ago
This Chic Chalet Harmonizes With Quebec’s Lush Forests
This Chic Chalet Harmonizes With Quebec’s Lush Forests
Built for approximately $227,000, this modern chalet cuts a timeless silhouette in the leafy, remote woods of Canada.
 - 2 months ago
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Net-zero prefab panels and Icelandic-inspired design come together in Dawnsknoll, a sustainable home in Santa Monica.
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A Monochromatic Palette Unifies Old and New in This Ukrainian Bachelor Pad
A Monochromatic Palette Unifies Old and New in This Ukrainian Bachelor Pad
Period elements combine with contemporary finishings in this old-meets-new renovation.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week That Are Even Hotter Than Their Desert Locations
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Are Even Hotter Than Their Desert Locations
These modern desert homes match their locations with equally impressive design.
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A Grass-Topped Addition in England Connects Home and Garden
A Grass-Topped Addition in England Connects Home and Garden
A gray, brick extension and garden studio helps Oatlands in Surrey open up to a previously disconnected landscape.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week With Spellbinding Staircases
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Spellbinding Staircases
These modern staircases are a step above the rest. Whether wood, metal, or concrete, here are the superb staircases from the Dwell community that caught our editor's eye this week.
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The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
In the ’60s, using only materials found on their 400-acre plot of forest in Mendocino County, Charles Bello and his wife built a sustainable ranch—including an undulating glass...
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An Australian Home Relishes Sunshine With a New Extension
An Australian Home Relishes Sunshine With a New Extension
Thanks to an airy addition, a minimalist cottage becomes an indoor-outdoor paradise for a couple to raise their young kids, dogs, and chickens.
 - 2 months ago
A Carbon-Neutral Concrete House Is an Exemplary Infill in Western Australia
A Carbon-Neutral Concrete House Is an Exemplary Infill in Western Australia
Australian firm Whispering Smith uses commercial materials in a limited footprint for a wabi-sabi effect.
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A Saltbox Home Is Revamped to Embrace its Sublime Cove Setting
A Saltbox Home Is Revamped to Embrace its Sublime Cove Setting
A Brooklyn–based family enlists an architect to radically modernize their 1970s vacation home in Martha's Vineyard.
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Budget Breakdown: A Creative Couple Rehab a Vermont Cabin For $18K
Budget Breakdown: A Creative Couple Rehab a Vermont Cabin For $18K
Enterprising couple Jenny McClary and Allie Leepson give their snug Vermont cabin a DIY makeover, which is now available to rent.
 - 2 months ago
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.
 - 2 months ago
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.
 - 2 months ago
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.
 - 2 months ago