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.

This DIY Home in New Zealand Doubles as a Coffee Spot and Art Gallery
This DIY Home in New Zealand Doubles as a Coffee Spot and Art Gallery
A budget-savvy, well-caffeinated couple get their hands dirty building a house, art gallery, and coffee kiosk on New Zealand’s North Island.
 - 2 months ago
Modernist Charles Gwathmey's Personal Hamptons Home Asks $4.85M
Modernist Charles Gwathmey's Personal Hamptons Home Asks $4.85M
Designed by the visionary modernist architect Charles Gwathmey as a private residence, this bright retreat provides ocean views.
 - 2 months ago
A New, Affordable Green Home Comes to an Australian Eco-Village
A New, Affordable Green Home Comes to an Australian Eco-Village
Adapted for the Australian climate, the eco-friendly, low-maintenance CORE 9 house starts at $192,000.
 - 2 months ago
Reclaimed Materials Make Up This Artist Studio in Washington
Reclaimed Materials Make Up This Artist Studio in Washington
A modern cabin designed by Les Eerkes incorporates freecycled materials and makes a minimal impact on the surrounding forest.
 - 2 months ago
This Tiny Trailer Home Boasts Soothing Beach Vibes
This Tiny Trailer Home Boasts Soothing Beach Vibes
Inspired by the calming sea, an Oregon–based builder crafts a beach-inspired tiny home trailer and sells it within a month of listing for $72,500.
 - 2 months ago
A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover
A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover
By removing walls, inserting new windows, and utilizing a lighter color palette, this historic home gets a modern new look.
 - 2 months ago
A Sustainable Home Near Sydney Boasts Chicken Coops, Vertical Gardens, and More
A Sustainable Home Near Sydney Boasts Chicken Coops, Vertical Gardens, and More
A new home in Australia raises the question: Is it possible to produce much of your own food and energy while living near the heart of the...
 - 2 months ago
An Australian Abode Fuses Structure With Scenery
An Australian Abode Fuses Structure With Scenery
Perched on a coastal site in Australia, this property features cantilevered views of the sparkling sea.
 - 2 months ago
Spotlight on Chilean Architect Mathias Klotz
Spotlight on Chilean Architect Mathias Klotz
Known for thoughtfully constructed modular homes that embrace their surroundings, award-winning Chilean architect Mathias Klotz has developed a distinctive language that's all his...
 - a year ago
This Home in the Ontario Wilderness Is 12 Miles From the Nearest Powerline
This Home in the Ontario Wilderness Is 12 Miles From the Nearest Powerline
An architect designing hospitals in Rwanda first brought sustainability to a lakeside dwelling in Ontario.
 - 2 months ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Outstanding Outdoor Spaces
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Outstanding Outdoor Spaces
These porches, patios, and courtyards have us green with envy.
 - 2 months ago
A Striking Courtyard Awaits Behind These Bluestone Walls
A Striking Courtyard Awaits Behind These Bluestone Walls
Hidden behind a stunning home, this courtyard encourages relaxed, indoor/outdoor living.
 - 2 months ago
This Concrete Abode Stretches Over Giant Boulders
This Concrete Abode Stretches Over Giant Boulders
A Northern California retreat immerses into the landscape with the guidance of shadow and light.
 - 2 months ago
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
A fashion label founder refuses to hide the rough side of her Brooklyn apartment, exposing pipes, columns, vents, and more.
 - 2 months ago
Elvis Presley’s Former L.A. Midcentury Is Now a Swoon-Worthy Design Showroom
Elvis Presley’s Former L.A. Midcentury Is Now a Swoon-Worthy Design Showroom
A midcentury modern owned by the King of Rock and Roll is now home to the "anti-retail" outpost of design gallery The Future Perfect.
 - 2 months ago
This Tiny Trailer Home Lets Its Owners Climb Up the Wall
This Tiny Trailer Home Lets Its Owners Climb Up the Wall
Thanks to a transportable tiny home with a nifty climbing-wall facade, a couple can tap into their love for bouldering, no matter the time or place.
 - 2 months ago
An Intern Architect Builds a Home For His Growing Family on a Strict Budget
An Intern Architect Builds a Home For His Growing Family on a Strict Budget
To accommodate his growing family, an intern architect in Canada builds a cost-efficient home that becomes the calling card of his future firm.
 - 2 months ago
10 Buildings We Love by Piers Taylor
10 Buildings We Love by Piers Taylor
Known for his stripped-back approach to home design, award-winning RIBA architect Piers Taylor focuses more on light and space than expensive features as he challenges mainstream...
 - 2 months ago
A Mesmerizing Pool Dominates This Brazilian Home
A Mesmerizing Pool Dominates This Brazilian Home
A pool with panoramic glass walls becomes an alluring work of art in this Brazilian apartment.
 - 2 months ago
A Colorado Home Puts a Modern Twist on Farmhouse Living
A Colorado Home Puts a Modern Twist on Farmhouse Living
Nestled among trees and apple orchards, this warm and inviting family home makes the most of its peaceful wooded plot.
 - 2 months ago
Once Covered in Mold, a Midcentury Gem Outside Chicago Is Reborn
Once Covered in Mold, a Midcentury Gem Outside Chicago Is Reborn
An artist recasts the home of a Mies van der Rohe student as a minimalist haven.
 - 2 months ago
A Concrete Abode Becomes a Surfer's Paradise
A Concrete Abode Becomes a Surfer's Paradise
Situated steps from the Costa Rican shore, this weekend retreat prioritizes playtime on the coast.
 - 2 months ago
Before and After: A Renovated Artist's Studio Is Now an Airy, Efficient Home
Before and After: A Renovated Artist's Studio Is Now an Airy, Efficient Home
In Paris, a painter's granddaughter turns a 484-square-foot studio into a minimalist family home that abounds with smart storage and integrated furniture.
 - 2 months ago
This Modern Prefab Is Now a Gorgeous Guest House
This Modern Prefab Is Now a Gorgeous Guest House
In Morelos, Mexico, a sleek prefab is assembled in a backyard after being constructed entirely off-site.
 - 2 months ago
This Forest Retreat Is a Modern Take on the Traditional Estonian Hut
This Forest Retreat Is a Modern Take on the Traditional Estonian Hut
Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.
 - 2 months ago
This Concrete Abode Embraces Indonesia's Tropical Climate
This Concrete Abode Embraces Indonesia's Tropical Climate
An Indonesian architect designs a contemporary concrete home for her family of five in Semarang.
 - 2 months ago
A Home Office is Cleverly Integrated Into the Living Room of This Compact Condo
A Home Office is Cleverly Integrated Into the Living Room of This Compact Condo
Despite the lack of square footage, a home office is made possible thanks to a brilliant glass solution.
 - 2 months ago
13 Spiraling Platforms Increase Space and Connection in This One-Room Home
13 Spiraling Platforms Increase Space and Connection in This One-Room Home
In Osaka, Japan, a family's request for closeness is answered with this unique single-room design.
 - 2 months ago
A Brazilian Bachelor Pad Embraces Light and Darkness
A Brazilian Bachelor Pad Embraces Light and Darkness
An architect tasked with opening up a small yet light-filled apartment does so with a few unexpectedly dark turns.
 - 2 months ago
Light and Shadow Help Shape This Modern Brick House in Vietnam
Light and Shadow Help Shape This Modern Brick House in Vietnam
Drawing from traditional architecture, Long An House in Southern Vietnam allows natural elements like light, air, and water to influence each space.
 - 2 months ago