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.

Pigmented Concrete Walls Tie This Home Into the Landscape
Pigmented Concrete Walls Tie This Home Into the Landscape
North of Rio de Janeiro, a holiday home blends into the terrain with reddish concrete walls pigmented to match the native soil.
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Three Connected Pavilions Form This Airy Australian Beach Retreat
Three Connected Pavilions Form This Airy Australian Beach Retreat
Jackson Clements Burrows Architects replace a derelict beach shack in Barwon Heads, Victoria, with three minimalist, pitched-roof structures that invite the community in.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week With Stellar Staircases
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Stellar Staircases
These staircases from the Dwell community are next-level. Whether they're glass, metal, or wood, our editor's top picks of the week feature homes with stairs that shine.
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This Futuristic Japanese Building Is Not Your Everyday Tree House
This Futuristic Japanese Building Is Not Your Everyday Tree House
Inspired by the form of trees, an architect breaks the mold of typical, cuboid, multi-level structures.
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Two Art World Veterans Live in This Mind-Bending Metal Home in Nevada
Two Art World Veterans Live in This Mind-Bending Metal Home in Nevada
Located in Reno, the house evokes an abstract sculpture made of raw materials.
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A Modern Mexican Home Rises With Vertical Timber Cladding
A Modern Mexican Home Rises With Vertical Timber Cladding
In Tijuana, Mexico, an architect designs an elegant new residence for his family of four.
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A Modernist Dream Home Makes the Most of a Rare Double Lot in Palo Alto
A Modernist Dream Home Makes the Most of a Rare Double Lot in Palo Alto
After a few stabs at realizing their dream home, a couple hit the mark with an exquisitely modern domicile in Palo Alto.
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This Australian Home Is a Study in Simplicity and Style
This Australian Home Is a Study in Simplicity and Style
Careful detailing and attention to scale ensure that this dwelling in Ballarat, Victoria, is elegant and fuss-free.
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Wooden Screens Shade This Sustainable Melbourne Residence
Wooden Screens Shade This Sustainable Melbourne Residence
A renovation and addition clad in operable, wooden screens turn an Edwardian in Camberwell into a breezy home that's strongly connected to the outdoors.
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This Minimalist Bungalow Will Change Color Over Time
This Minimalist Bungalow Will Change Color Over Time
Scandinavian and Japanese influences are expertly woven together to create a light-filled home in the Czech Republic.
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Each Generation Builds on the Last at This Rural Retreat in Western Pennsylvania
Each Generation Builds on the Last at This Rural Retreat in Western Pennsylvania
An architect adds a pair of rustic modern wings to her childhood home outside Pittsburgh, becoming the third generation to make its mark.
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This Dreamy Japanese Abode Is Part Greenhouse
This Dreamy Japanese Abode Is Part Greenhouse
In the city of Maebashi in Japan’s Gunma Prefecture, an extraordinary home features a solarium for the owner's plants.
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An Elegant Abode Embraces Nature Without Waiving Privacy
An Elegant Abode Embraces Nature Without Waiving Privacy
In North Carolina's Cary suburb, a contemporary home of timber, glass, and concrete blocks is designed for a nature-loving couple who value privacy.
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A Cramped Midcentury Bungalow Gets a Luminous New Addition
A Cramped Midcentury Bungalow Gets a Luminous New Addition
Edward Ogosta Architecture renovates and extends a Californian dwelling, creating a breezy, light-filled home for a family of five.
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A Shabby Attic Becomes a Chic, Cathedral-Style Living Space
A Shabby Attic Becomes a Chic, Cathedral-Style Living Space
Inspired by Parisian lofts, local architects create a dramatic living space for a young couple in London.
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Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K
Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K
An architect and construction engineer couple build a sustainable, 624-square-foot abode for $221,580—here's how the numbers add up.
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This Glowing Glass Haven Beckons the Outside In
This Glowing Glass Haven Beckons the Outside In
Inspired by the idea of a glowing lantern tucked into the hillside, the owner of this Woodland Dune house worked with her architect to create a unique, functional, and inviting...
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An Iconic Portland Midcentury Is Seeking a New Owner For $1.6M
An Iconic Portland Midcentury Is Seeking a New Owner For $1.6M
Once home to a famous artist, a historic midcentury is reimagined as an stunning modern-day dwelling.
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These Digital Nomads Live, Work, and Travel in a Sprinter Van
These Digital Nomads Live, Work, and Travel in a Sprinter Van
We chat with Lexi and Cody—the "van-trepreneurs" behind Dynamo Ultima—about what it's like to live and run a creative studio out of their van.
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An Australian Cottage Gets a Mediterranean-Inspired Revamp
An Australian Cottage Gets a Mediterranean-Inspired Revamp
With crisp, white stucco walls and a lush garden setting, this airy space will mentally transport you to the Mediterranean.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week That Interact With the Landscape
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Interact With the Landscape
Effortlessly blending into their surroundings, these modern homes pay homage to Mother Nature.
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Vivid Accent Colors Turn This Tiny Abode Into a Dreamy Oasis
Vivid Accent Colors Turn This Tiny Abode Into a Dreamy Oasis
A design duo transform their Manhattan apartment from dark and cramped to sleek and loft-like.
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An 18th-Century Coach House Is Reborn as an Assisted Living Residence
An 18th-Century Coach House Is Reborn as an Assisted Living Residence
Once upon a time, this historic space was part of a larger Irish estate. Now, it welcomes new residents to celebrate its fascinating past.
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Lush Gardens Infuse Tropical Vibes in This Chic Brazilian Home
Lush Gardens Infuse Tropical Vibes in This Chic Brazilian Home
In São Paulo, a modern abode maximizes natural light and integrates a strong sense of the outdoors.
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An Iconic T-Shaped Apartment Receives a Modern Makeover
An Iconic T-Shaped Apartment Receives a Modern Makeover
A unit in Montreal's historic housing complex Habitat 67 is reborn into a sleek, airy abode.
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Before and After: A 1950s Midcentury Abode Gets a Gorgeous Upgrade
Before and After: A 1950s Midcentury Abode Gets a Gorgeous Upgrade
A complete remodel of a Portland midcentury unlocks the home's grand potential.
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A Mint-Green Staircase Adds Radiant Color to This Restored Townhouse
A Mint-Green Staircase Adds Radiant Color to This Restored Townhouse
A historic home in Belgium breathes new life with an airy atmosphere and subtle pops of color.
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An Antwerp Apartment Captures the Spirit of the Belle Époque
An Antwerp Apartment Captures the Spirit of the Belle Époque
In Antwerp, Belgium, a historic flat is transformed into a bright and airy, dreamy oasis.
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An Old Charleston Row House Is Elegantly Modernized With a Southern Twist
An Old Charleston Row House Is Elegantly Modernized With a Southern Twist
After a thoughtful revamp, this iconic home now boasts a “southern modernism” sense of style.
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This Striking Net-Zero Home Wraps Around a Serene Pond
This Striking Net-Zero Home Wraps Around a Serene Pond
Rooted in sustainable design, the Connecticut House radiates an undeniable Zen-like vibe.
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