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.

One Couple's Contemporary Coastal Retreat Celebrates Their Irish Roots
One Couple's Contemporary Coastal Retreat Celebrates Their Irish Roots
A contemporary interpretation of a traditional Irish cottage, a couple’s second home celebrates their shared heritage and the sublime landscape around them.
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An Uplifting Family Retreat Boasts Breathtaking Views of the Tetons
An Uplifting Family Retreat Boasts Breathtaking Views of the Tetons
Compact, contemporary, and site-sensitive, this elevated retreat takes cues from the Tetons’ geology and the textured willow scrub landscape.
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New York Architect John Berg Invites Us Into His Indoor/Outdoor Hamptons Home
New York Architect John Berg Invites Us Into His Indoor/Outdoor Hamptons Home
After spending six summers living in a yurt in East Hampton, Berg fell in love with the area.
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A Decaying 1920s Home Is Saved With a Mullet Renovation
A Decaying 1920s Home Is Saved With a Mullet Renovation
In downtown Raleigh, a thoughtful transformation rescues a historic home from decay while adding a surprisingly modern rear addition.
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A Tiny Cabin Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K
A Tiny Cabin Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K
A young Finnish designer bypasses building permits by creating an affordable tiny home under 100 square feet.
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This Michigan Couple Found Out They Own the Last Standing Home by Alexander Girard
This Michigan Couple Found Out They Own the Last Standing Home by Alexander Girard
The last of a little-known, thought-to-be-extinct breed—a midcentury modern house by Alexander Girard—is discovered near Detroit.
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This Vignette-Rich Cottage on Long Island Is Full of Rare and Vintage Furniture
This Vignette-Rich Cottage on Long Island Is Full of Rare and Vintage Furniture
Greenport Residence in New York reflects a couple’s far-reaching tastes.
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A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Belgian couple abide by strict preservation rules to breathe new life into an International Style villa by architect Lucien Engels.
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A 1920s Masonry Garage Is Reborn as a Flexible Live/Work Space
A 1920s Masonry Garage Is Reborn as a Flexible Live/Work Space
Big Space, Little Space by design duo Davidson Rafailidis builds on the structure's past, leaving the interiors raw and encouraging imaginative reuse.
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An Off-Grid Goto House Wraps Around a Jewel-Like Courtyard
An Off-Grid Goto House Wraps Around a Jewel-Like Courtyard
Punctured by a glass-enclosed courtyard, this hexagonal, donut-shaped house is filled with light and views from all six sides.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week With Sensational Fireplaces
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Sensational Fireplaces
Whether they're decorative or functional, these fireplaces and stoves crank up the heat on modern design.
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This Breezy Brazilian Home Oozes Tropical Vibes
This Breezy Brazilian Home Oozes Tropical Vibes
OF House by Studio Otto Felix celebrates natural materials and indoor/outdoor living outside the city of Campinas.
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A Light-Filled Modern Farmhouse Is Built For $240K
A Light-Filled Modern Farmhouse Is Built For $240K
Inspired by the rural Wisconsin countryside, a team designs an elegant modern farmhouse with a simple exterior and a bright, airy interior.
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A Historic Melbourne Home Is Respectfully Modernized For a Young Family
A Historic Melbourne Home Is Respectfully Modernized For a Young Family
Still adhering to its local neighborhood vernacular, this delightful dwelling in the suburb of Princess Hill gets a contemporary rear-facade refresh.
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A Claustrophobic London Mews House Gets a Smart Redesign
A Claustrophobic London Mews House Gets a Smart Redesign
In North London, a small mews house suffering from lack of light gains a bright refresh with space-saving features.
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A Contemporary Cottage Is a Warm Refuge For a Family of Skiers
A Contemporary Cottage Is a Warm Refuge For a Family of Skiers
Built for a family of ski lovers, this holiday home known as the Cottage in Sutton recedes into its lush landscape with a sleek black profile and green roof.
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This Canadian Trio Builds Contemporary Tiny Homes Starting Under $69K
This Canadian Trio Builds Contemporary Tiny Homes Starting Under $69K
The three artisans of Minimaliste Houses are crafting more than just affordable tiny homes with sleek, minimalist aesthetics—they're building a new way of life.
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An Elegant South African Home Embraces Mesmerizing Views
An Elegant South African Home Embraces Mesmerizing Views
Located in the wine region of Benguela Cove, this modern family retreat is well suited to make the most of its unique natural setting.
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A Backyard Eucalyptus Becomes the Muse For This Home Remodel
A Backyard Eucalyptus Becomes the Muse For This Home Remodel
When architect Fiona Dunin was tasked with simplifying and modernizing a Melbourne home, she looked to the backyard for inspiration.
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A Tiny Florence Flat Is Reborn as an Architect's Live/Work Space
A Tiny Florence Flat Is Reborn as an Architect's Live/Work Space
An architect revamps a 1970s Florence apartment, turning it into her chic, functional home and office.
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Upcycled Trees Cloak This Modern Mexican Home
Upcycled Trees Cloak This Modern Mexican Home
In the El Peñon Reserve, architects use concrete and upcycled trees to design Casa de la Roca, a striking Y-shaped home enveloped in nature.
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Moveable Wooden Screens Add a Playful Touch to This Airy Home in Israel
Moveable Wooden Screens Add a Playful Touch to This Airy Home in Israel
Overlooking an open field with unobstructed views of the Sea of Galilee, this modern home effortlessly blends into its rural surroundings.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week With Enchanting Entrances
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Enchanting Entrances
The doors of these modern homes are just as impressive as the rest of their interiors.
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Before & After: A 19th-Century Brooklyn Brownstone Is Saved From Utter Disrepair
Before & After: A 19th-Century Brooklyn Brownstone Is Saved From Utter Disrepair
Following a meticulous restoration and gut renovation by Frances Mildred, an elegantly revamped Park Slope townhouse hits the market for $4,495,000.
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Sleek Concrete Cubes Form This Pavilion-Like Home in Israel
Sleek Concrete Cubes Form This Pavilion-Like Home in Israel
In Ramat HaSharon, Israel, a screen of vertical iron louvers mixes with concrete cubes to create the contemporary Pavilion House.
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This Skinny, Minimalist Home Gets a Modern Revamp For $20K
This Skinny, Minimalist Home Gets a Modern Revamp For $20K
In the land-strapped city of Bandung, Indonesia, the newly renovated 4x6x6 House achieves the illusion of spaciousness despite its compact footprint.
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An Extended Garden Pavilion Enhances a 1920s Cottage
An Extended Garden Pavilion Enhances a 1920s Cottage
Sitting adjacent to the Morningside residence, this new open-air pavilion beckons the family outside every day of the year.
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A 1970s UFO House Gains a Glorious Renovation
A 1970s UFO House Gains a Glorious Renovation
A unique UFO house in Italy is saved from the chopping block thanks to an energy-efficient renovation.
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Before & After: A Streamlined Apartment in Italy Boasts Tons of Custom Furniture
Before & After: A Streamlined Apartment in Italy Boasts Tons of Custom Furniture
Using a restrained color and material palette, Gosplan Architects transforms an old home in Genova into a bright, functional flat called Into the Woods.
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A Revamped Modern Home Is Sprinkled With Old-World Charm
A Revamped Modern Home Is Sprinkled With Old-World Charm
Marrying old-world details with a clean, minimalist design, local architects keep the past alive in this contemporary remodel.
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