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.

Cross-Laminated Timber Gives This Renovated 1970s Australian Farmhouse a Bold Look
Cross-Laminated Timber Gives This Renovated 1970s Australian Farmhouse a Bold Look
A new second floor and a striking sawtooth roof transform the agricultural home into something chic and modern.
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Top 10 Black Gable Homes of 2020
A dramatic take on an archetypal shape, these pitch-roofed residences cut a striking figure.
A Lakeside Cabin Conjures Up Midcentury Magic in New Hampshire
KCS Architects renovates a cabin with 1950s camp vibes for modern-day living without sacrificing its rustic roots.
Mechanized Shutters Protect This Australian Home From Prying Eyes
Mechanized Shutters Protect This Australian Home From Prying Eyes
The timber-batten shell opens to lake views and then closes for privacy.
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An Astounding Tessellated Home in Greece Burrows Into the Earth
A 10-year project on the island of Milos culminates in a sunken residence shaped by a 19th-century math formula.
A Grove of Century-Old Trees Lend an Ethereal Backdrop to a Modern Rambler in North Dakota
Designed by Minneapolis-based PK Architecture, the home pairs native scenery with a minimal palette of steel, walnut, and stone.
An Architect’s Ojai Home Is an Ode to Italy Wrapped in Cor-Ten Steel
Architect Fred Fisher’s California residence recalls family memories of la dolce vita.
A Minimalist Home Full of Clever Design Tricks Appears to Levitate Above the Earth
David and Mayuko Lai’s Japanese-inspired home hides technology, doors, and storage space with smart solutions.
A Cor-Ten Steel Home Rocks Heavy Metal Vibes in the Netherlands
A multidisciplinary team turns an early 1900s garage in Utrecht into an artful home made of wood, brick, and Cor-Ten steel.
An Ontario Pool House Splashes Out With a Wild, Wavy Roof
A historic guesthouse lost to fire is reincarnated as an undulating escape with a swimming pool and kitchen.
A New Complex of Micro Flats in Arizona Invites Nature Inside
A New Complex of Micro Flats in Arizona Invites Nature Inside
Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the blocky structure is perforated by succulent-filled atriums and skylights that look up to desert stars.
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An Architect’s Venice Home Draws Inspiration From Around the World
Architect Steven Ehrlich reflects on his experiences in Africa and Japan to build a sustainable, ever-changing home in Los Angeles.
One of Brooklyn’s Only Single-Family Midcentury Homes Lists for $6.95M
The Brooklyn Heights Merz House, originally home to architects Joseph and Mary Merz, is on sale for the first time since its construction.
Four Tree House–Like Pods Form an Enchanting Retreat in Mexico
Casa en el Bosque’s linked pavilions are surprisingly light compositions of brick, glass, concrete, and metal.
A Kids’ Escape Route Puts the “Fun” in Functional at This Reimagined Melbourne Cottage
Secret passageways and surprise design elements abound in this playful home renovation for an active family of five.
Before & After: An Enlivened DC Residence Now Channels California Cool
Once overlooked and overgrown, this 1962 home now features sunlit rooms and thoughtful outdoor spaces.
A Net-Zero-Energy Barn on Long Island Is a Hub for Climate Researchers
In Sagaponack, a sustainable-building magnate’s live/work Climate Barn provides a model for green construction.
A Pinwheel-Shaped Cottage in Upstate New York Packs a Lot of Living Space Into a Single Room
Architect Tal Schori of GRT Architects crafts a brick-clad retreat for his parents.
This Brooklyn Apartment Provides the Perfect Playground for a Pair of Bengal Cats
A couple’s condo in Prospect Heights features feline-friendly amenities.
In the Hudson Valley, a Minimalist Fence Artfully Contrasts a Renovated Farmhouse
Architect Winka Dubbeldam taps into her days as a sculpture student to create a barrier-breaking wooden partition.
At a Young Family’s Woodsy Haven, a Soaring Living Space Anchors the Home
A sidelong nod to the midcentury box gives a Virginia residence with a striking wall of windows its name.
An Unfussy, Gable Residence in Oregon Gives One Family Room to Roam
Portland architect Solomon Berg replaces a grow house with a streamlined home for his sister’s family of six.
A Ruddy Shipping Container House Is Installed in New York in Only Two Days
With a prefab structure near Hudson, LOT-EK—the pioneers of shipping container architecture—make a new case for the genre.
This Eichler-Inspired Dwelling in Austin Boasts Serious Curve Appeal
Alterstudio creates a soft-edged structure for living large on a standard lot.
Affording America: A Los Angeles Home Built for Just $200K Revives a Neglected Infill Lot
Lehrer Architects sets a new standard for approachable starter homes in one of the country’s most expensive markets.
An Architect’s Matte Black Los Angeles Home Opens Wide to the Great Outdoors
At Assembledge+ founder David Thompson’s Laurel Hills home, glass bridges and massive sliders connect three cedar-clad volumes to a landscape flush with grasses, boulders, and...
A Dreamy Home in Catalonia Celebrates the Mediterranean Way of Life
Spanish architecture studio Mesura draws inspiration from the landscape and local vernacular to craft a rural retreat for a large family.
A Streamlined Home in Chile Straddles the Line Between Desert and Ocean
Designed and remodeled by 56.02, B8 House features glass-cube bedrooms that privilege the wild landscape.
This Sun-Soaked Sydney Residence Sits on a Sandstone Ledge
Architect Emili Fox saw the cliff not as a challenge but as an opportunity to build a wellness-focused home for her family.
Before & After: Two Former Circus Performers Remodel Their Home Like a Refined Big Top
This hillside residence in Seattle tempers three-ring spectacle with the restraint of Japanese design to fix a disjointed plan.