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.

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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An Outdated Swiss Chalet Is Treated to a Playful New Look
An Outdated Swiss Chalet Is Treated to a Playful New Look
Four sections, four levels, and four doors and windows enable this remodeled 1960s cabin to fully embrace its idyllic natural environment.
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A Minimalist Residence Rises From Medieval Italian Ruins
A Minimalist Residence Rises From Medieval Italian Ruins
Stone, concrete, and walnut come together to create this elegant abode in Urbino.
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A Historic Propeller Factory Is Converted Into a Gorgeous Home
A Historic Propeller Factory Is Converted Into a Gorgeous Home
Built in the 1800s, this former factory in Jersey City breathes new life as a chic, sophisticated residence.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week With Wondrous Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Wondrous Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
These airy abodes utilize immense windows to usher the outdoors in. Take a peek at our editor's favorite picks from the Dwell community that feature homes with sweeping views.
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An Inviting South African Cottage Embraces its Seaside Locale
An Inviting South African Cottage Embraces its Seaside Locale
Clad in timber and well-connected to the outdoors, this retreat in the village of Kommetjie is a nod to traditional cottage architecture and its surrounding community.
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This Renovated Esherick Perfectly Frames the San Francisco Bay
This Renovated Esherick Perfectly Frames the San Francisco Bay
Located in the city's iconic Sea Cliff neighborhood, a historic abode is treated to a stunning renovation.
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A Sculptural Staircase Anchors This A-Frame Getaway on Fire Island
A Sculptural Staircase Anchors This A-Frame Getaway on Fire Island
Bromley Caldari transforms an outdated beach home into a modern escape with staggering bay views.
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An Expansive Grass Roof Tops This Modern Brazilian Home
An Expansive Grass Roof Tops This Modern Brazilian Home
Sandwiched between two concrete slabs, a modern holiday home is fully integrated into nature.
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A Family Retreat in Quebec Gets a Striking White Addition
A Family Retreat in Quebec Gets a Striking White Addition
Connected to the main house by a glass bridge, the gabled addition affords family members both community and privacy.
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This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance
This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance
Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.
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7 Modern Celebrity Homes With Seriously Lust-Worthy Interiors
7 Modern Celebrity Homes With Seriously Lust-Worthy Interiors
Peek inside the impeccable homes of Diane Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Jenna Lyons, and other design-conscious celebs.
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This Little House in Washington Has Mighty Big Ties to Nature
This Little House in Washington Has Mighty Big Ties to Nature
Nestled in a second-growth forest, this Pacific Northwest retreat is deliberately simple yet modern.
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Acclaimed Architect Gisue Hariri Invites Us Into Her Intimate Manhattan Loft
Acclaimed Architect Gisue Hariri Invites Us Into Her Intimate Manhattan Loft
Hariri shares how creating her elegant, private Park Avenue apartment was a reflection of herself. Today, several years since the remodel, the home still feels uniquely hers.
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A Vietnamese Abode Draws In Light With a Glass Atrium
A Vietnamese Abode Draws In Light With a Glass Atrium
Traditional and modern elements merge to striking effect in this renovated home north of Hanoi.
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You Won't Want to Leave This Cozy Cabin in New Zealand
You Won't Want to Leave This Cozy Cabin in New Zealand
An Australian couple build a small cabin retreat in New Zealand for their family—then decide to make it available to rent for the rest of us.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week With Divine Dining Areas
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Divine Dining Areas
With dazzling pendant fixtures, plenty of natural light, and well-designed furniture, our editor's top picks of the week feature dining rooms that delight.
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Two Eclectic Volumes Unite This  Contemporary Chilean Home
Two Eclectic Volumes Unite This Contemporary Chilean Home
Perched 1,476 feet above sea level, a modern home is designed to beautifully embrace its coastal setting.
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This Award-Winning Cabin Is a Relaxing Antidote to City Living
This Award-Winning Cabin Is a Relaxing Antidote to City Living
Sited in a remote Canadian forest, a luxurious cabin rental embraces indoor-outdoor living.
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19 Cozy Nooks That Radiate Charm and Comfort
19 Cozy Nooks That Radiate Charm and Comfort
From alluring alcoves to cozy reading corners and breakfast nooks, these 19 spaces will make you want to curl up with a book—and/or glass of wine—ASAP.
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An 860-Square-Foot Tiny Home Becomes a Summer Haven For a Family of Five
An 860-Square-Foot Tiny Home Becomes a Summer Haven For a Family of Five
Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid tiny home.
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Five Modular Cabins Form a Sculptural Catskill Abode
Five Modular Cabins Form a Sculptural Catskill Abode
To create a more intimate setting, a 2,200-square-foot home is comprised of smaller cabin-like spaces.
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35 Swoon-Worthy Staircases That Are a Step Above the Rest
35 Swoon-Worthy Staircases That Are a Step Above the Rest
These elegant and elevated staircases take their homes to the next level.
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An 18th-Century Townhouse Is Now a Chic Norwegian Rental
An 18th-Century Townhouse Is Now a Chic Norwegian Rental
Built in 1710, this historic Norwegian townhouse has been transformed into an airy holiday home.
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A Washington Artist Retreat  Boasts Mesmerizing Mountain Views
A Washington Artist Retreat Boasts Mesmerizing Mountain Views
Borrowing from the local rural vernacular, a rugged yet modern artist retreat embraces the landscape.
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A Carefully Restored Midcentury Hits the Market at $415K in Savannah, Georgia
A Carefully Restored Midcentury Hits the Market at $415K in Savannah, Georgia
This award-winning midcentury has been carefully remodeled, and even comes with a contemporary detached office in the backyard.
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Before & After: An Architect Takes Steps to Create His Dream Home in Brooklyn
Before & After: An Architect Takes Steps to Create His Dream Home in Brooklyn
After spending much of his life waiting to renovate a historic row house, a Brooklyn–based architect finally finds one to revamp for himself.
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Before and After: An Outdated 80s Loft Is Rescued From a Flashy Color Palette
Before and After: An Outdated 80s Loft Is Rescued From a Flashy Color Palette
A Brooklyn–based firm reimagines every inch of this 3,100-square-foot space, infusing an "un-fussy" aesthetic throughout.
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Five Shipping Containers Are Woven Into This Home in Santa Barbara
Five Shipping Containers Are Woven Into This Home in Santa Barbara
There’s even a shipping container sitting in the kitchen.
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